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    Tyson Foods CFO suspended after arrest for intoxicated driving

    This is the second alcohol-related incident for John R. Tyson since taking the executive role less than two years ago.

    By June 13, 2024
  • In an aerial view, a container ship sits idle at the Port of Oakland on July 21, 2022 in Oakland, California.
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    China bans US meat exports from major West Coast logistics facility, disrupting shipping

    The trade action has become a pain point for beef, pork and poultry exporters as far away as the Midwest, who rely on the cold storage hub to move goods out of the Port of Oakland.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Agriculture Dive

    As the sector anxiously awaits a farm bill, producers are expected to take advantage of new opportunities in renewable energy and regenerative agriculture.

    By Agriculture Dive staff
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    Whole Foods broadens quality standards for meat products

    The grocer said it is looking to improve accountability and transparency as well as broaden the scope of suppliers it can work with.

    By Peyton Bigora • June 13, 2024
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    Smithfield buys dry sausage plant from Cargill

    The Nashville, Tennessee, facility has the capacity to make 50 million pounds of pizza toppings, charcuterie and other goods.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Prop 12 offsets ‘big pop’ in pork market, expert says

    Increased demand from Mexico and other trading partners is keeping prices afloat as domestic consumption sags.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Column

    Agtech seedlings: Pairwise develops ‘world’s first’ seedless blackberry

    In other farm technology news: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' philanthropic fund awards $300 million to create a sustainable protein hub, and breeding innovations from a Michigan State scientist could create a healthier potato chip.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Opinion

    The seafood industry must recognize that healthy seas require safeguarding human rights

    While businesses have made strides in becoming more environmentally responsible, they must also hasten efforts to eliminate labor abuses or risk consumer backlash and legal repercussions.

    By Ryan Bigelow • June 7, 2024
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    Bird flu in dairy cattle reported for first time in Iowa, Minnesota as outbreak spreads

    Cases have now been detected in herds across 11 states as public health officials scramble to scale biosecurity measures on farms.

    By Updated June 6, 2024
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    Opinion

    The critical climate action meat and dairy companies should prioritize now

    To quickly curb the rate of global warming, businesses can prioritize acting on one of their largest sources of supply chain emissions — methane.

    By Meryl Richards and Vrashabh Kapate • June 5, 2024
  • The silhouette of a chicken is seen inside a hen hut
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    USDA proposes ban on pay deductions for chicken farmers in tournament systems

    Producers may only receive performance bonuses in a potential overhaul of the controversial payment structure, part of a Biden administration effort to promote competition. 

    By June 4, 2024
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    Turkey pressures Hormel profits

    Despite challenges from bird flu and inflation weighing on its sales, the Minnesota-based company saw gains in Planters, Corn Nuts and other snacks.

    By Chris Casey • May 31, 2024
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    Post Holdings says bird flu hit nearly 14% of egg supply

    The CPG giant reported avian influenza outbreaks among third-party contracted flocks in Minnesota and Iowa.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Bird flu found in beef from US dairy cow as outbreak intensifies

    The positive result comes as the virus spreads to more farms, including an Iowa egg operation that is killing 4.2 million commercial layer chickens.

    By May 29, 2024
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    US bans some poultry imports from Australia over bird flu concerns

    The restrictions prohibit goods from the state of Victoria after a human was infected and different strains of the virus were identified at two poultry farms.

    By May 28, 2024
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    Meatable appoints beef industry veteran as CEO

    Jeff "Trip" Tripician joins from Grass Fed Farms as the cultivated meat sector looks to overcome mounting consumer resistance and state bans.

    By Elizabeth Flood • May 23, 2024
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    5 takeaways from the House farm bill draft

    Lawmakers are split over food assistance and climate-smart agriculture proposals, although farm groups praised Republicans' efforts to boost safety net and trade promotion funding.

    By May 21, 2024
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    USDA wants to make it easier for farms to go organic

    The department is investing an extra $10 million to expand market opportunities and help producers transition their operations.

    By May 20, 2024
  • A view from a silver catwalk of Upside Foods' bioreactors in its EPIC facility and the stairs and walkway for people to access the tops of the machines.
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    Cultivated meat becomes part of the US culture wars

    Alabama and Florida banned products made from animal cells, playing into claims that lab-grown meat is a threat to livestock farming.

    By Elizabeth Flood • May 20, 2024
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    Cattle rebuilding unlikely as high interest rates and costs stick around

    Despite improving pasture conditions, farmers continue to sell off their herds, pushing up prices and compressing margins for meat giants like Tyson Foods.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Grass-fed beef demand is on the rise. Can supply keep up?

    Although consumer appetite for the label is increasing, cost constraints and environmental questions have prevented a production expansion.

    By S.L. Fuller , May 14, 2024
  • A Cargill sign is seen at the entrance of a parking lot where cars sit.
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    Cargill sells California beef plant to Central Valley Meat

    The state's largest beef producer aims to retain as many of the Fresno facility's 880 employees as possible.

    By May 10, 2024
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    FDA wins turf battle over regulation of gene-edited meat

    The agency will spearhead the review process to bring GMO animals to market in consultation with USDA. 

    By May 8, 2024
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    California poultry processors will pay over $5M to resolve overtime, child labor allegations

    The Department of Labor called it “one of the largest wage violation settlements ever reached" for domestic poultry workers.

    By Emilie Shumway • May 8, 2024
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    Tyson Foods posts mixed earnings as chicken shows momentum

    Executives issued a cautious outlook for the rest of the fiscal year due to higher commodity costs and demand uncertainty.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Monogram Foods taps Kellogg veteran as supply chain head

    Larry Elliott will oversee company operations at the snack food company months after it was fined for illegally employing children at a meatpacking plant. 

    By Alejandra Salgado • April 30, 2024