Industry News - AM

Widow of Smithfield COVID victim reaches settlement in worker’s comp case

The widow of a Smithfield Foods worker who died from COVID-19 complications in 2020...

Tyson plant closure creates infrastructure conundrum in Mo. town

Tyson Foods’ decision to close a handful of poultry plants is impacting more...

Increased competition impacting global pork trade: Rabobank

The global pork trade landscape is undergoing significant changes, marked by heightened...

Reheated: The country-of-origin labeling controversies

A hot-button topic for years, a dispute over “Product of the USA” on...

Industry News - PM

Ex-NPPC exec expresses support for GSP trade standards

A past president of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) expressed his support...

Deadline for USDA processing grant applications looms

Small-scale processors considering expansion plans have until Nov. 22 to apply for...

MSU Extension training workers in areas such as meat cutting

Michigan State University Extension is lauding its animal agriculture training programs...

Red meat production down year-over-year: NASS

Red meat production is down 3% year-over-year, according to the USDA’s National...

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Perdue Farms “not just selling chickens anymore,” CIO says

North Dakota processing facility to be completed by Q1 2024

U.S. exports of chicken feet to China slipped after major surge

Bipartisan effort to widen USDA’s HPAI compensation

Tyson names new Prepared Foods Group president

Advocates intensify opposition to JBS S.A. IPO

North by northwest: A profile of Carlton Farms

Anthrax outbreak reported in S.D. livestock

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Lawmaker says Tyson willing to sell shuttering facilities

Consumers' food safety behaviors still a concern: USDA

Canadian, Dutch officials prepare for avian influenza threats

News briefs: Bobak Sausage, Hormel, Nathan’s Famous, MOD Pizza

Weaker meat business drives down Cargill annual profit

Beef packer margins slip as wholesale beef prices follow suit: report

Hatchery numbers down year over year, but still high overall

News briefs: Pilgrim's sustainability, Hopdoddy burgers, USDA swine research

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

U.S. senator introduces new meatpacking antitrust bill

Booker, DeLauro want FDA, CDC outbreak investigators on the farm

FSIS sets new residue detection method for beef

Cultivated meat co. ponders partial sale as lawsuits mount: report

Texas facility fined $60K for workplace violations: DOL

Major pork firm announces leadership transition

Canadian co. gets C$3M to update poultry plant

NAMI helps meat processors measure GHG emissions

Monday, September 18, 2023

Michigan poultry farm gets final approval

U.S. Meat export sales plummeted last week, USDA says

E. coli, listeria causes recalls in US, Canada

Health alert issued for under-processed SPAM

Meatingplace launches interactive USDA grant map

Union workers reject Hormel contract offer, talks to continue

Prop 12 pork price hikes more acceptable to consumers than expected

South Dakota adds new slaughterhouse, processor

Friday, September 15, 2023

Beef prices hit record levels

Got lipstick? A deep dive into historic losses for pork farmers and processors

EPA sued after rejecting calls for stricter CAFO rules

Mexico’s poultry market is hot, hot, hot

EPA inspecting Smithfield plant in St. Charles, Ill., lawmaker says (update)

Rancho Llano Seco ceases pork operations

Cornell Cooperative Extension announces meat workshops

Mississippi State granted $485K to enhance poultry production education

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Olymel to close facilities, expand another

Tyson names new CTO following exec departure after seven months

Virginia farmers face new poultry litter transfer requirements

Red meat, poultry production 2023 forecast slides again: WASDE

Florida man accused of stealing $200,000 in red meat

UPSIDE Foods to open commercial-scale plant in Chicago area

FSIS issues public health alert for chicken tortilla soup product

Giving Back: Hormel, Farmer John, Tyson, Perdue

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

EPA sued after rejecting ‘factory farm’ petitions

Lawsuit claims Arby’s does not have the meats

Global use of antibiotics in animals on the decline: WOAH

U.S. Codex office sets wide-ranging Oct. meeting

Conagra Brands sued after chicken strip recall

DOL proposes expansion of overtime pay

Pork producers ‘not willing to bet the farm’ on Prop 12

Broiler egg production still trailing last year’s numbers: NASS

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Hormel meatpackers set to vote on contract proposal this week

Appeals court overturns attorney fee in chicken lawsuit

Beef checkoff funding plan approved

Shariah scholars declare cultivated chicken halal — under specific criteria

Large-scale broiler chicken antitrust trial begins today

Feds seek help from Mar-Jac employees in teen death case

Lawmakers urge USDA to study consolidation’s impact on livestock

News briefs: Walmart, Food Network; JBS; Volpi Foods; Oscar Mayer

Monday, September 11, 2023

Meat processor agrees to $300K fine for employing minors (update)

An interview with Dr. Sarah Low about how meat plants can thrive

Global food prices moderate, meat costs fall: FAO

More than 1K pounds of bacon-wrapped jalapenos recalled

Dearborn Sausage snaps up four regional brands

Customs agents seize 1K pounds of Chinese pork

Industry groups applaud India on tariff cuts on U.S. turkey

Cultivated meat pioneer faces strong headwinds