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Increased Stability and Demand Expected for Livestock Sector, Meyer Says

During USDA’s 97th Agricultural Outlook Forum, USDA chief economist Seth Meyer provided insight into what the livestock and poultry sectors can expect in 2021. 

Get Ready to Step Up Sustainability Efforts This Year

While the pandemic is still a reality, the arrival of the vaccine has allowed other conversations to reignite. One of the most prominent animal ag-related conversations we foresee for this year is sustainability.

Roundtable Webinar Series Connects Farmers and Ideas Across the Globe

The first in a series of webinars by the Global Farmer Network brought together a diverse panel of farmers to talk about the biggest issues in agriculture today.

“Etsy of Meat” Provides New Options for Consumers

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, a farmer and businessman from southeast Iowa came up with an idea that has now grown into an expanding online marketplace known as ChopLocal.

Will China Meat Consumption Rebound in 2021?

Driven by higher estimates for pork, the China total meat import forecasts were revised up for both 2020 and 2021, according to the USDA Livestock and Poultry World Markets and Trade report.

The Decade Ahead: Societal Trends Will Leave Their Mark On Agriculture

The past decade has been weird and wacky to say the least. It makes you wonder what’s in store for the next 10 years. Here are some possible hints.

Hog and cattle feeding
Profit Tracker: Cattle Margins Positive, Pork In The Red

Average cattle feeding margins improved $20 per head last week, which beef packer margins declined 17%. Farrow-to-finish operations recorded per head losses for the fourth consecutive week.

Packing plant workers
Faster Line Speeds At Chicken Plants Criticized

Line speeds at some poultry plants were increased last year, a move critics claim also increased the spread of the coronavirus among poultry plant workers. The administration seeks to make the rule permanent.