With President Bush calling for an enhanced renewable fuels standard, some livestock groups are worried how this will affect their industry. Â Report (1:00 wma)
Not much change in hog inventories across the country. Â Report (1:00 wma)
Cattle prices were affected some today afterÂ 6 Swift and Company slaughter/processing plants were raidedÂ byÂ INS officials. Â Report (1:00 wma)
NAIS has made it easy to get your premises registered by simply going on line. Â Report (:30 wma) For a direct link to the NAIS website, click Here.
Consistency is king in the world of fast food and Smithfield Farms Vice President Dennis Tracy says one example is the sausage patties they supply to McDonalds from their plant in the southeast. Report (1:00 wma)
Talking to members of the National Farm Broadcatsers Association this week in Kansas City, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns said he believes in a voluntary Animal ID system. Â Report (1:00 wma)
USDA continues to work with states in the promotion of Animal Identification. Under Secretary Bruce Knight says an outreach campaign is underway toÂ reach individual producers.Â Report (1:00 wma) To learn more about animal ID, just go to USDA’s website.
In this Juice News report, Gary Cooper has comments from Mark Wilson of the Florida Chamber about why agriculture folks want Amendment 3 to pass.Â ALso in this report, a brief follow up with comments from Indian River Citrus League aboutÂ USDA’s planned purchase ofÂ millions of gallons of Florida grapefruit juice, which should help stabalize prices for growers.Â Report (1:00 wma)
Pork exports numbers continue to grow. Â Report :30 wma)
Moo and Oink of Chicago has been selling pork and beef products for over 30 years with some creative marketing. Check out their website and see. Report (1:00 wma)