Reuters: Chinese beef buyers race to get hands on American steak

By Dominique Patton | BEIJING | Tue Jun 20, 2017 | 6:34 AM EDT Chinese meat importers are racing to get their hands on the first shipments of beef from the United States in 14 years, as strong demand for premium steaks continues to grow in the $2.6 billion beef import market. China and the



Global Meat News: USDA sued by meat industry over country of origin labelling

By Aidan Fortune | 22-Jun-2017 A lawsuit has been filed against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in an attempt to force it to re-introduce country of origin labelling. The Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Action Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) and Cattle Producers of Washington (CPW) filed the lawsuit in the United States District




Denver Post: JBS to sell Greeley’s Five Rivers Cattle Feeding as part of $1.8B divestment plan

By Dow Jones Newswires PUBLISHED: June 20, 2017 at 10:49 am World’s largest meatpacker is trying to shore up its cash position following Brazilian corruption settlement signed last month RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s largest meatpacker, said Tuesday it aims to sell $1.8 billion of assets in a bid to shore


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Independent.ie: US Government approves ‘grass fed’ marketing claims for Irish Beef

by Ciaran Moran | June 20 2017 United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) has approved of Bord Bia proposals to advertise the unique qualities of Irish beef in the United States. Bord Bia today welcomed the decision and said the decision will accelerate its activities with beef buyers and retailers and bring its message closer



Medium.com: AMAZON’S MOVE ON WHOLE FOODS IS PRIMAL, MORE THAN “DISRUPTIVE”

by Wayne Roberts | Jun 19 The Amazon takeover of Whole Foods makes me feel really old. It’s not like I grew up before there were cars, computers or mail order. But I do remember when politicians and media pundits used to have an automatic question whenever there was a corporate takeover — is it in the



Bloomberg Businessweek: ‘I Need More Mexicans’: A Kansas Farmer’s Message to Trump

By Michelle Jamrisko | June 20, 2017, 6:00 AM MDT Growers and dairies lobby for a path to legalization for the undocumented workers who power their businesses. Undocumented immigrants make up about half the workforce in U.S. agriculture, according to various estimates. But that pool of labor is shrinking, which could spell trouble for farms,



FamilyFarmed: Growing Sales, Learning Experiences Give Local Foods A Happy Anniversary

Posted on June 21, 2017 | by Bob Benenson, FamilyFarmed An anniversary is an occasion for celebration. And that is just what Chicago’s Local Foods will be doing this Saturday (June 24) to mark the 2nd anniversary of its retail store in the city’s Bucktown neighborhood. The Tacos & Tiki party, scheduled from 2 p.m.



The Hill: Agriculture giants Bayer, Monsanto merging could ruin American farmers

By John Boyd and Mike Weaver, opinion contributors – 06/18/17 02:00 PM EDT Earlier this year, we planted our crops — soybeans, corn, and wheat — and began feeding our spring chickens. Farmers like us have been doing this for generations. But next year, when we turn to our spring tasks again, the entire farming




Hoards.com: Like a sponge, Canada soaks up U.S. milk

By Corey Geiger, Managing Editor | May 22 2017 08:01 AM It’s been a little over a month since news broke about one Wisconsin dairy processor shedding dozens of dairy farm patrons due to lost markets north of the border. At the same time, some New York dairy cooperatives were still scrambling to find new



United States Farmers File Suit to Require Country-of-Origin Labeling on Meat Products

June 19, 2017 United States Farmers File Suit to Require Country-of-Origin Labeling on Meat Products The Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Action Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) and Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW) have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington Monday against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.