Recent Stories by Jennifer Shike
Nov 27, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Don Close, animal protein analyst for RaboResearch, told Chip Flory on AgriTalk Tuesday that the reduction of China’s hog herd due to ASF is slowing down, but it’s far from any resolve.
Nov 04, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
National FFA Convention and Expo wrapped up over the weekend with more than 70,000 students and advisors attending this hallmark event. The organization set a record for membership this year, topping 700,000 members.
Nov 01, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The Responsible & Efficient Agriculture Destination (TREAD) Act would give farmers and ranchers more flexibility when they are transporting live animals and perishable goods.
Oct 30, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Tyson Foods broke ground on a $300-million dollar meat packaging plant in one of Utah's fastest growing cities on Tuesday.
Oct 09, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, along with Public Citizen and local unions in Minnesota, Iowa and Kansas, have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop USDA’s new swine slaughter modernization rule.
Oct 04, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Meat packer JBS USA says it will remove ractopamine, a growth drug banned by Beijing, from its U.S. hog supply, to maximize export opportunities as African swine fever (ASF) wreaks havoc on China’s pork industry.
Oct 01, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
A foot-and-mouth-disease outbreak may be impossible to control in the U.S. without the rapid availability of adequate supplies of vaccine, said James Roth of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Sep 24, 2019 by Jennifer Shike
Over the last few years, cattle and hog inventories have continued to rise in addition to record meat and chicken production. Warren Preston, Deputy Chief Economist at USDA, shares his thoughts on what's ahead for 2020.