National Farmers Union Keeps Focus on Market Concentration – DTN Feb 28, 2022

🕔Feb 28, 2022
Speaking to members of the National Farmers Union on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Senate leaders have told him they are willing to bring a pair of bills […]

Livestock: Cattle, Packers, and Mandated Cash Trade – DTN Jan 11, 2022

🕔Jan 11, 2022
With farmers and ranchers who are members of the American Farm Bureau Federation expected to hand down policy this week on cattle marketing legislation, speakers at the annual meeting have […]

Cattle Industry Waiting on DOJ Report – DTN May 27, 2021

🕔May 27, 2021
Mike Schultz, a western Kansas cow-calf producer and chair of R-CALF USA’s committee to re-establish country-of-origin labeling, sees too much timidness right now among cattlemen’s groups and policymakers when it […]

Livestock: How Has COVID Changed the Industry? – DTN Apr 6, 2021

🕔Apr 6, 2021
Lee Reichmuth, who runs a cattle feedyard near Lindsay, Nebraska, recalls a year ago seeing “records broken” in cattle markets, such as boxed beef price moving from a little more […]

Meatpackers Face Close COVID Scrutiny – DTN Feb 4, 2021

🕔Feb 4, 2021
A House subcommittee has launched an investigation into COVID-19 outbreaks at meatpacking plants owned by Tyson Foods Inc., JBS USA and Smithfield Foods Inc., as well as the response from […]

Livestock: Undue Packer Rule Redo – DTN Dec 11, 2020

🕔Dec 11, 2020
While livestock producers might be seeing tight margins and packer profits remain strong, USDA on Thursday issued a final rule in a long-standing political fight over how to define unfair […]

Brazilian Meat Packer With Significant U.S. Holdings Enters Pleas In Bribery Cases – DTN Oct 16, 2020

🕔Oct 16, 2020
It’s been a busy day in federal courts for JBS SA, its Brazilian owners and its poultry subsidiary, Pilgrim’s Pride, as the meatpacking conglomerate was ordered to pay a combined […]

COVID-19 And Meatpacking Workers: A Heavy Toll, Uneven Safety Measures – DTN Aug 11, 2020

🕔Aug 11, 2020
Rogelio Munoz Calderon worked for Tyson Foods in Dakota City, Nebraska, for 27 years and raised a family as a packing-plant worker in the northeast Nebraska town. Munoz Calderon finally […]

COVID-19: Tyson Discloses Extra Costs Triggered By Pandemic – DTN Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Tyson Foods saw its third-quarter net income fall because of COVID-19 as the company reported $340 million in related costs tied to the coronavirus. But Tyson still beat analysts’ expectations […]

Coronavirus: Meat Packer Scrutiny Continues – DTN Jun 12, 2020

🕔Jun 12, 2020
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Tuesday credited the Department of Justice for beginning “sweeping initiatives” against the country’s four largest meatpackers. Speaking to reporters during a weekly call, Grassley said […]

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