USDA Announces Section 32 Beef, Chicken Purchases

Dan Beef

The Department of Agriculture will purchase U.S. beef and chicken for nutrition assistance programs. The purchase intent follows a $50 million purchase announcement of milk for nutrition programs earlier this week. USDA is seeking to purchase up to $60 million in chicken products and an unspecified amount of beef. The National Chicken Council thanked USDA in a statement, saying the …

chicken consumption

Survey Shows US Chicken Consumption Remains Strong

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

More than nine in ten consumers purchase chicken regularly U.S. chicken consumption remains high, and consumers are hungry for more information about the chicken they purchase, according to a new research presented at the 2018 Chicken Marketing Summit, in Orlando, Florida. In the two weeks leading up to the survey, 86 percent of consumers ate a chicken meal or snack …

meat production

Sanderson Farms Sued Over Drugs in Poultry

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Three of the bigger activist groups filed suit against Sanderson Farms, a major poultry-producing company. Politico’s Morning Ag Report says the Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth, and Center for Food Safety all allege that the company is guilty of false advertising. Sanderson Farms’ chicken is marketed as 100 percent natural. The groups say the chicken contains a range …


U.S. Exports to Mexico Stumble

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

As the Unites States plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, U.S. agricultural exports to Mexico have declined over the first few months of 2017. The Wall Street Journal reports that Mexican imports of U.S. soybean meal dropped 15 percent, the first decline in four years. Meanwhile, chicken exports to Mexico were down 11 …