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NPPC, AFBF File Prop 12 Appeal to Supreme Court

The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take their case against California’s Proposition 12....

US Corn Ending Stocks Down 36% From September 2020

Old crop corn stocks as of September 1, 2021, totaled 1.24 billion bushels, down 36 percent from the same time last year, according to...

Price Spread for Pork Products Increases as Processing Plant Labor Shortages...

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen longstanding labor shortages in the U.S. pork processing industry. Because the production of deboned products requires more labor,...

Meat Prices Leading the Way in Food Price Inflation

If you buy meat at the grocery store, you’ve probably noticed over the last year and a half that prices keep going up and...

Lawmakers Urging Administration to Increase Biofuels Usage

A group of Midwest lawmakers Tuesday urged the Biden administration to increase biofuels usage and reject any reduction in blending requirements. After recent reports...

Manure Safety a Focus of National Pork Board

Producers and manure handling contractors should review and update their Emergency Action Plan related to pumping, storage, handling and toxic gas exposure. Marguerite Tan, Director...

Hurricane Ida Does More than $500 Million to Louisiana Agriculture

Hurricane Ida did more than a half-billion dollars’ worth of damage to Louisiana agriculture. The LSU AgCenter says the Category 4 hurricane’s total damage...

USDA Will Establish an Equity Commission

The USDA says it will establish an Equity Commission and is looking for nominations for membership on the Commission’s Advisory Committee and Subcommittee on...

What’s at Stake if ASF Hits the US?

African swine fever is continuing its spread. The World Organization for Animal Health this week confirmed finding ASF in Haiti. Haiti borders the Dominican...

African Swine Fever Confirmed in Haiti

The World Organization for Animal Health this week confirmed finding African swine fever in Haiti. Haiti borders the Dominican Republic, which confirmed the virus...

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