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JBS USA Suspends Shipments from Kentucky Farm After Video

DENVER (AP) — JBS USA, the U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer, says it has suspended shipments from a pig farm where workers were shown hitting, kicking and throwing pigs on undercover... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update - July 18, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news. Story 1: U.S.-China Dispute Harming Canadian Soybean Growers Story 2: Ag Shippers Say Trade War Costly Story 3: U.S. Pork Calls for Level Playing Field on Regulatory Issues Watch: Agricu... Read More

FIRST DAIRY FARM IN NEBRASKA, THIRD IN U.S., TO ADD TOP GRASSFED LABEL TO LEADING ANIMAL WELFARE CERTIFICATION

RAYMOND, NE--Davey Road Ranch is the first farming business in Nebraska--and the third in the U.S.--to become Certified Grassfed by A Greener World (AGW) for dairy cattle. Certified Grassfed by AGW is an optional, additional accreditation to Certi... Read More

Conaway Defends House on SNAP

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, said at a forum Tuesday that the House vote on going to conference with the Senate on the farm bill will be held Wednesday or Monday. Conaway had earlier said he expe... Read More

Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. Recalls Pepperoni Five Cheese Calzone Products Due to Possible Extraneous Material Contamination

WASHINGTON– Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Stefano Foods., a Charlotte, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 24,048 pounds of pepperoni five cheese calzones that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifica... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR TUESDAY JULY 17, 2018

07-17-18 Central Valley Ag Elgin Corn - 319 Beans - 753 Humphrey Corn - 309 Beans - 760 Monroe Corn - 309 Beans - 764 Oakland E. Hub Corn - 305 Beans - 764 Royal Hub Corn - 304 Beans - 756 Wakefield Corn - 303 Beans - 760 West Point Corn - ... Read More

Congressional Delegation Asks New EPA Head to Reconsider Waivers Program

OMAHA (DTN) -- New EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler may be visiting Iowa after the state's congressional delegation outlined in a letter the challenges farmers and ethanol producers are facing with the way the agency has implemented the Renewa... Read More

As Farmers Grow Drone Use, Privacy Issues Top List of Concerns

PRINCETON, N.J.-- The popularity of drones is flourishing on the farm. Three in four U.S. farmers (74%) are currently using or considering adopting the technology to assess, monitor and manage their farm according to an April 2018 Munich Reinsurance ... Read More

Livestock Groups Launch Media Campaign in Support of Barrasso Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018

WASHINGTON  – The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today launched an online campaign to educate the public on the need for a modernized Endangered Species Act. The campaign, which focuses on the r... Read More

Dutch Company Gets funding to Bring Lab-Grown Meat to Market

BERLIN (AP) — A Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago says it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants from 2021. Maastricht-based Mosa Meat sa... Read More

U.S. Pork Calls for Level Playing Field on Regulatory Issues

The National Pork Producers Council says pork producers now face a “regulatory land grab” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Bearing the brunt of global trade retaliation, NPPC called on the Department of Agriculture to assert its “pr... Read More