The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee approved an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill that would ban the importation of Brazilian and Argentine Beef until the U.S. Department of Agriculture evaluates the potential risk of foot and mouth disease to the U.S. cattle industry.
The National Corn Growers Association joined 13 other organizations in filing a lawsuit last Thursday in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas against the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking to overturn the Waters of the U.S. rule.
Weather-damaged corn and soybean fields are also harmful to hog producers. According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, rising feed prices mean higher costs of production for the pork industry.
ConAgra Foods Inc., the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, said it planned to exit its struggling private label foods business as it seeks to boost profit margins and focus on its faster growing consumer foods segment.
Anjali Athavaley and Sruthi Ramakrishnan
June 30, 2015
North Dakota and a dozen other states sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers on Monday over new a clean water rule that critics have slammed as federal overreach that will burden landowners, farmers, ranchers and local governments.
The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing Thursday on how to handle the World Trade Organization decision that the U.S. country-of-origin labeling program for beef and pork discriminates against Canadian and Mexican producers, but the defenders of labeling and the critics are still in almost opposite corners about what should be done.
A unit of ConAgra Foods Inc. has pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor and will pay $11.2 million to end a federal probe into a 2007 recall of peanut butter linked to a salmonella outbreak, court papers showed.
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