Veterinarians and livestock producers have adapted to significant changes in antimicrobial regulations, and change will continue as the FDA works through its five-year plan for antimicrobial stewardship.
2018 beef and pork exports will use a combined total of 14.9 million tons of corn and DDGS, which equates to an additional 459.7 million bushels of corn produced – an increase of 29 percent over the 2015 projections.
An investor coalition that presses for corporate responsibility is calling on U.S. food companies McDonald’s, Denny’s and Sanderson Farms to stop buying or producing meat raised with medically important antibiotics.
When Smirnoff touted its No. 21 vodka as free from GMO corn, a Kansas farming couple swept Smirnoff products from the shelves of their liquor store. The result? A wave of support from farm country and beyond.
When the FDA issued its final VFD rules back in 2015, they also released a draft guidance for industry offering answers to anticipated questions regarding application of the rules in common and unusual circumstances.
FAPRI’s baseline projections point to little change in net farm income over the next decade, which could lead to further erosion in the farm financial picture for agriculture. For 2019, FAPRI sees livestock receipts not boasting the numbers USDA currently projects.