USDA’s latest look at meat production and prices shows a classic example of supply and demand at work, as Rod Bain explains.
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The Meatless Monday campaign by Humane Society has found its way to Mexico. Meatingplace reports a Human Society video featuring a Mexican actor is part of the campaign aimed at consumers to reduce their Read the rest of this entry »
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that he says will curb the overuse of antibiotics in livestock. In a prepared statement, Governor Brown said “the science is clear that the overuse of antibiotics in livestock has contributed to the spread of antibiotic resistance and the undermining of Read the rest of this entry »
USDA has released their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, and in the Livestock, Poultry and Dairy section, it notes that cattle prices for both 2015 and 2016 are reduced from last month on current large supplies of market ready cattle, weaker demand and competition from relatively large supplies of competing meats. Hog prices were raised for Read the rest of this entry »
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review: Expanding trade, talking to Congress about dietary guidelines and planting with an astronaut.
There have been efforts underway for some time to prepare for a possible return of avian influenza when the wild bird migration starts south this fall. Susan Carter provides information on what some of the methods are that USDA is using to prepare for, and hopefully prevent a potential avian flu outbreak.