Louisiana: Beef Producers Hear About New Regulations Mar 23, 2016

🕔Mar 23, 2016
Beef producers attending the Acadiana Cattle Producers and LSU AgCenter Iberia Research Station Field Day on March 19 heard about new regulations that will restrict antibiotic use for livestock. A […]

Livestock: Alternatives to Avoid Antibiotic Resistance Nov 18, 2015

🕔Nov 18, 2015
Antibiotics are lifesavers. We depend on them to treat bacterial infections and diseases such as pneumonia, bronchitis and strep throat, as well as ear infections and infected wounds. In response […]

What Happens When Food Marketers Require Restrictive Farming Practices? Sep 2, 2015

🕔Sep 2, 2015
Food characteristics that matter to some intermediary buyers or consumers now include specifics of the production process (e.g., use of chemicals, geographic location of the farm, or treatment of farm […]

Livestock: Walmart’s Positions on Ag Practices Will Filter to Farm Level Jun 5, 2015

🕔Jun 5, 2015
“Our customers want to know more about how their food is grown and raised, and where it comes from,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and senior vice […]

Livestock: Pork Farmers Gear Up for FDA Antibiotic Restrictions – DTN Jun 4, 2015

🕔Jun 4, 2015
Pork industry leaders stressed Wednesday that they are prepared to educate farmers and make changes in production practices to deal with new FDA restrictions on antibiotic use for livestock growth. […]

Keith Good: Pork Prices Drop as Hog Herd Recovers from PEDv Outbreak Jan 27, 2015

🕔Jan 27, 2015
Economic Matters Kelsey Gee reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Bacon lovers breathe easy: the hog shortage that sent prices to new highs is over. “In the futures […]

Keith Good: Embattled Railroads Get Thumbs Up; Hog Numbers on Rise Dec 24, 2014

🕔Dec 24, 2014
Transportation- Economic Issues, Food Prices In transportation news, Marcia Zarley Taylor reported yesterday at DTN that, “Ag customers may give North American railroads a failing grade for most of 2014. Backlogs cost Dakota and […]

Keith Good: EPA Moving Ahead with Plans to Finalize Clean Water Rule Dec 17, 2014

🕔Dec 17, 2014
Regulations Philip Brasher reported yesterday at Agri-Pulse Online that, “Despite stiff opposition from congressional Republicans, EPA is moving ahead with plans to finalize its proposed Clean Water Act rule by this spring, Administrator Gina […]

Keith Good: Monsanto Settles Series of GMO Wheat Complaints for $2.4M Nov 13, 2014

🕔Nov 13, 2014
Biotech Maria Armental reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $2.4 million to resolve a series of complaints over genetically modified soft white wheat, the company […]

Keith Good: Railroad Mergers…What Does History Tell Us? Oct 14, 2014

🕔Oct 14, 2014
Bloomberg writer Thomas Black reported yesterday that, “Hunter Harrison sketched a vision of railroad consolidation for analysts earlier this month, saying mergers would ensure the seamless movement of oil, coal, grain and other […]

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