More than 200 local meat and poultry processors in Iowa received grants made possible from $4 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding allocated by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
Over 200 Iowa Small Meat and Poultry Processors Awarded CARES Act Funds

On Nov. 9, more than 200 local meat and poultry processors in Iowa were awarded Meat Processing and Expansion Grants from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

2 weeks ago
Profit tracker
Profit Tracker: Profit Margins Erode For Cattle And Hogs

Cattle and hog finishing margins remain positive for the sixth consecutive week, but cash prices for both declined modesty last week and margins eroded.

3 weeks ago
Grazing cows
NCBA Releases Plan For Voluntary Price Discovery Reform

NCBA announces its "75% plan," a regional approach to improve cattle market price discovery without mandating participation by producers or packers.

1 month ago
JBS Parent Company Pleads Guilty to U.S. FCPA Violations, to Pay $256 Million Fine

Brazil's J&F Investimentos, parent company of the world's largest meatpacker JBS pleaded guilty to violations of the U.S. Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) and agreed to pay $256 million in criminal fines.

1 month ago
Pilgrim's Pride has agreed to a plea agreement.
Pilgrim’s Pride Agrees To $110 Million Price-Fixing Fine

Pilgrim's Pride, which produces 20% of U.S. chicken, has entered into a plea agreement with the Department of Justice in its investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging of chicken products.

1 month ago
Activists released mink from farms.
Animal Rights Activists Release Mink In Utah, Idaho

Animal rights activists released approximately 2,000 mink and vandalized fur farms in Northern Utah and Southern Idaho in late September.

1 month ago
Beef packing plant
Packer Antitrust Lawsuit Dismissed

The antitrust class-action lawsuit alleging America’s largest beef packers conspired to fix cattle prices has been dismissed by a federal judge in Minnesota.

1 month ago
AgDay Cattle Analysis: “Strength Down the Road”

“If you can work through some of these bigger weights, later on down the road, some of the replacement numbers we saw in there in the springtime and early summer timeframe would end up coming to pass,” says Bennett.

2 months ago