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Dr. Charles McPeake Passes

Tennessee native and former University of Georgia animal science department head and Beef Improvement Federation pioneer Dr. Charles McPeake, 75, died Dec. 18, 2020.

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Brazilian Beef Exports At Record Levels

Brazilian beef exporters saw an 8% increase in 2020 to 2.02 million metric tons, according to Abrafrigo, the country's beef association. China was the largest importer of Brazilian beef.

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Pilgrim's Proposes $75 Million Chicken Price-Fixing Settlement

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., the nation’s second-largest U.S. chicken processor, said it has reached a settlement to pay $75 million to a group of poultry buyers in a price-fixing lawsuit.

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Tyson Plant Mourns Loss of Employee

A worker was recently killed in an accident at the Tyson Foods plant in Sherman, Texas. 

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Peel: Beef Trade Bounces Back

U.S. beef trade is stabilizing as the ripple effects of the initial COVID-19 disruptions continue to fade.  The latest beef trade data for November shows that monthly exports were up 13.2 percent year-over-year. 

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Beef Exports Spike, Pork Sets Record

November U.S. beef exports jumped 6% higher, the largest since July 2019. Meanwhile, U.S. pork exports January-November set new annual records for both volume and value.

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How is the Pandemic Affecting Agriculture’s Workforce?

Confidence about the future of the workplace has declined less than one might expect, says a report from ADP Research Institute. Positivity persists despite the pandemic. But how is COVID-19 affecting the ag workforce?

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Western States Unite to Keep Feral Pigs from Crossing U.S.-Canada Border

Invasive species councils in Montana and Washington are serious about preventing Canadian feral pigs from crossing into the western United States. 

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