Livestock Definitions: When Beef is Not Beef or Even Meat – DTN Apr 23, 2018

🕔Apr 23, 2018When lovesick Juliet assured her boyfriend from the wrong side of the tracks that family pedigree just didn’t matter (“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”), it’s […]

Cuba After Trump Decision: Both Sides of the Picture – DTN Jun 21, 2017

🕔Jun 21, 2017When I traveled to Cuba last fall, I met American businessman Saul Berenthal. He’s a 70-something man with more energy than a 20-year-old and so much charm he stood out […]

Americans to Eat 1.33B Chicken Wings for Super Bowl Jan 25, 2017

🕔Jan 25, 2017Americans’ consumption of the unofficial staple of Super Bowl Sunday – the chicken wing – is projected to hit 1.33 billion wings, according to a National Chicken Council (NCC) annual […]

‘Farmer Fair Practices Rules’ Passage Sets Off Hailstorm of Controversy – DTN Dec 15, 2016

🕔Dec 15, 2016The visceral political fights over livestock marketing rules will carry into the Trump administration as reaction to USDA’s release of three rules on Wednesday ranged from all-out praise from some […]

USDA: Poultry Farmers to Benefit from Farmers Fair Practices Rules Dec 14, 2016

🕔Dec 14, 2016Today, the USDA is taking some major steps forward to protect farmers – including swine, beef cattle, and especially poultry growers – from unfair treatment by the often much larger processors […]

Grain Market: Bullish Future Based on Increased Poultry Consumption Worldwide – DTN Oct 25, 2016

🕔Oct 25, 2016Going over last week’s Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook, I noticed an interesting chart that showed USDA’s expectation for an 11% increase in net exports of U.S. red meat and […]

Grain Market: Bullish Future Based on Increased Poultry Consumption Worldwide- DTN Oct 25, 2016

🕔Oct 25, 2016Going over last week’s Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook, I noticed an interesting chart that showed USDA’s expectation for an 11% increase in net exports of U.S. red meat and […]

Costco Plans $180M Nebraska Poultry Process Plant; Farmers Learn About Contracts – DTN Jun 27, 2016

🕔Jun 27, 2016Experts on poultry contracts have spent the last week in eastern Nebraska talking to farmers about issues to consider and the possible pitfalls of a bad contract as farmers consider […]

Poultry Industry Outstrips Demand, Feeling Pinch – Rabobank Dec 3, 2015

🕔Dec 3, 2015The global poultry industry is producing itself out of a profit. Excessive supply expansion has outstripped continued strong fundamentals in recent months. Those fundamentals include robust demand, ongoing low feed […]

Iowa: Bird Flu Quarantines Lifted – DTN Nov 6, 2015

🕔Nov 6, 2015More than six months after the first case of highly pathogenic bird flu hit their state, Iowa officials on Friday announced that quarantines had been lifted for all 72 commercial […]

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