Animal Welfare Laws Come Home to Roost – DTN Dec 24, 2021

🕔Dec 24, 2021
With an approaching January deadline for a voter-approved animal welfare law, Massachusetts’ governor signed into law modifications meant to avoid possible price spikes for eggs and pork, while litigation continues […]

Livestock: California Pork Production Law Leads to Reduced Sales Dec 22, 2021

🕔Dec 22, 2021
Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported last week that, “Seaboard Foods, the nation’s second-biggest pig producer, said on Friday it will limit sales of certain pork products in California due to a measure requiring farmers to provide […]

Livestock: USDA Suspends Movement of Pork Products to Combat African Swine Fever – DTN Sep 21, 2021

🕔Sep 21, 2021
USDA suspended the movement of all live swine, swine germplasm, swine products and swine byproducts from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to the mainland U.S. in an effort […]

Smithfield Foods Sued on COVID-19 Claims – DTN Jun 25, 2021

🕔Jun 25, 2021
Smithfield Foods, Inc., misled consumers about the state of the meat-supply chain and packing-plant worker safety during COVID-19, a new federal lawsuit alleges, saying the company’s public-relations efforts took advantage […]

Livestock: Prop 12 Disrupts Hog Supply, Says Rabobank – DTN Mar 12, 2021

🕔Mar 12, 2021
The pork supply chain in the United States would face “significant disruption” in 2022 when California’s Proposition 12 takes effect, a new report from Rabobank said. As of Jan. 1, […]

Livestock: New Porcine Reproductive, Respiratory Syndrome Strain Kills Sows, Piglets – DTN Feb 10, 2021

🕔Feb 10, 2021
The last thing the world needs right now is another virus. But U.S. hog producers are facing another health challenge to their herds in the form of a familiar yet […]

JBS Reaches Pork Settlement in Court – DTN Jan 22, 2021

🕔Jan 22, 2021
JBS has reached a settlement in an ongoing class-action lawsuit that alleges JBS, along with several other large meat companies, conspired to raise the price of pork. According to the […]

California: Department of Justice Sides With Ag on Prop 12 – DTN Dec 17, 2020

🕔Dec 17, 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice and the North American Meat Institute asked a federal appeals court for a full hearing on a requested injunction to halt implementation of California’s Proposition […]

Livestock: How Has COVID-19 Affected U.S. Pork Exports? May 19, 2020

🕔May 19, 2020
Yesterday, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released its monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, which included updated information regarding U.S. pork exports.  Illinois is a leading pork producing State. In part, the ERS […]

Livestock: Calls for Aid to Pork Farmers – DTN May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
Members of Congress are turning different directions to try to provide some indemnity for pork producers forced to depopulate their herds. A bipartisan group of 14 senators on Monday sent […]

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