Tom Polansek, Reuters
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Apr 06, 2018 by Tom Polansek, Reuters
Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) said he assumes the Trump Administration would try to use U.S. farm bill legislation to shield the sector in a growing U.S.-China trade dispute.
Jan 31, 2018 by Tom Polansek, Reuters
Top U.S. food distributors Sysco Corp and U.S. Foods Inc have sued the country’s biggest chicken processors for allegedly conspiring to inflate prices.
Dec 18, 2017 by Tom Polansek, Reuters
Hamburger chain Wendy’s Co laid out plans on Friday to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its beef supply.
Oct 11, 2017 by Tom Polansek, Reuters
CME Group Inc plans no further moves to reduce volatility in its cattle futures market, after making a series of changes to rein in wild price swings that drove away hedgers, a managing director said on Wednesday.
Aug 25, 2016 by Tom Polansek, Reuters
Meat processor Beef Products Inc has dropped more than half the defendants from a lawsuit over its allegations that TV network ABC and others defamed a meat filler critics have dubbed "pink slime."
Aug 19, 2016 by Tom Polansek, Reuters
An online U.S. cattle auction that ranchers and traders hope will restore transparency to livestock pricing and reduce volatility in futures contracts is set to resume operations in September following a three-month hal
Jun 30, 2016 by Tom Polansek, Reuters
Organizers of an online U.S. cattle auction that ranchers and traders had hoped would help restore transparency to livestock pricing nationwide said on Wednesday they would suspend activity indefinitely after just four
Apr 21, 2016 by Tom Polansek, Reuters
A burst of frenetic buying sent U.S. corn and soybean futures sharply higher on Wednesday after months of sluggishness, rewarding farmers with prices they thought were unattainable just weeks ago due to massive crop inv
Jan 20, 2016 by Tom Polansek, Reuters
U.S. cattle producers have called on CME Group Inc and federal legislators to rein in price volatility they say has rendered the world's largest livestock futures market ineffective.