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Beyond Meat Explained

Fri, 2012-08-17 13:04

Relationship and quality management in the Chinese pork supply chain

Wed, 2012-08-15 14:55
Relationship and quality management in the Chinese pork supply chain

Ethanol quota waiver fight intensifies

Sat, 2012-08-11 04:55
“Based on conditions as of Aug. 1, yields are expected to average 123.4 bushels per acre, down 22.6 bushels from last month,” writes Elton Robinson, Delta Farm Press editor. “If realized, this will be the lowest average yield since 1995. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 87.4 million acres, down 2 percent from the June forecast but up 4 percent from 2011.” Looking to cushion the impact of such news, a myriad group of domestic and international interests – including U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Director General José Graziano da Silva-- have called on the EPA to waive the government-mandated Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which places a quota on ethanol production. The RFS requires 13.2 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol be produced in 2012 (requiring some 4.7 billion bushels of corn) and 13.8 billion gallons in 2013 (requiring 4.9 billion bushels of corn).

Tyson’s vulnerable profit forecast - MarketWatch

Mon, 2012-08-06 17:05
Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world’s biggest meat and poultry producers, took a stab at drought forecasting Monday. Included in its fiscal third-quarter report was a lot of talk about the devastating impact the dry weather is having on the corn crop, soaring feed prices, rising production costs and — moving right up the protein chain — consumer demand.

House drought bill keeps $5 billion subsidy targeted by reformers | Reuters

Sun, 2012-07-29 06:24
Farmers would get another round of the $5 billion a year "direct payment" subsidy, targeted by reformers as wasteful spending, in a Republican-drawn offer of disaster aid for farmers hurt by the worst drought in half a century. The package, unveiled on Friday, combines drought relief with a one-year extension of the farm program. If passed by the House next week and accepted by Senate, it would end a farm-bill stalemate by deferring work until 2013, when cost-cutting pressure may be intense. An estimated $1.2 billion in drought relief would be provided under the bill, half to livestock producers and half to crop growers. While crop insurance will provide a safety net for many growers, livestock producers face parched pastures and rising feed costs.

U.S.D.A. Newsletter Retracts a Meatless Mondays Plug -

Fri, 2012-07-27 11:33
The message seemed innocuous enough, coming as it did from the federal agency tasked with promoting sustainable agriculture and dietary health: “One simple way to reduce your environmental impact while dining at our cafeterias,” read a United States Department of Agriculture interoffice newsletter published on its Web site this week, “is to participate in the ‘Meatless Monday’ initiative.”

Water is the new gold, a big commodity bet - Paul B. Farrell - MarketWatch

Tue, 2012-07-24 08:10
“Is water the gold of the 21st century?” asks Fortune. Answer: Yes, water is the New Gold for investors this century. In 2010 global water generated over a half trillion dollars of revenue. Global world population will explode from 7 billion today to 10 billion by 2050, predicts the United Nations. And over one billion “lack access to clean drinking water.”

Corn-Crop Damage From Drought Poised to Worsen: Chart of the Day - Bloomberg

Sun, 2012-07-22 07:33
Corn is due for more damage from a drought that has produced the worst U.S. growing conditions in almost a quarter century, according to David Driscoll, a Citigroup Inc. analyst. The CHART OF THE DAY displays the percentage of the corn crop in good to excellent condition, according to data compiled by the Agriculture Department. Average readings for the previous 25 years and data for 1988, another drought year, are included for comparison.

Extreme weather: Get ready to see more of it, scientists say -

Sat, 2012-07-14 16:14
A map of significant climate events for the United States in June looks almost apocalyptic: hellish heat, ferocious fires and severe storms leaving people injured, homeless and even dead. That followed a warm winter and early season droughts. News came Monday that the mainland United States experienced its warmest 12 months since the dawn of record-keeping in 1895.

The Triumph of the Family Farm

Fri, 2012-06-22 15:02

Consumer Reports’ poll says Americans want antibiotic-free meat America's Beef Business Source - Cattle News, Editorial & Markets Drovers CattleNetwork

Thu, 2012-06-21 09:02
A majority of Americans want antibiotic-free meat, according to a national poll released by Consumer Reports. The report, “Meat on Drugs: The Overuse of Antibiotics in Food Animals and What Supermarkets and Consumers Can Do to Stop It,” is available at Consumer The release of the poll coincides with the laun

Small Biz Survival: Simplify your business plan

Tue, 2012-06-12 13:55
Farms and ranches are businesses, plan accordingly.

EU directive partially banning sow stalls - January 2013

Tue, 2012-04-24 13:53
EU regulations banning battery cages for laying hens and sow stalls have much to commend them but the impacts on the market may have been overlooked or underestimated.