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Meat, Fish & Dairy Processing Industry News: United States

01 June 2015
Meat Industry News from United States Smithfield Builds Sausage Plant in Kansas City
US -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Kansas City Sausage, LLC today announced construction of a $44.8 million, 90,000-square-foot,...
29 May 2015
Meat Industry News from United States US Egg Prices Running High, Avian Flu Epidemic on the Wane
US - According to the top US veterinary officer, the worst bird flu outbreak in US history may be over by July, write Steve...
Meat Industry News from United States House Agriculture Committee Votes to Repeal COOL
US - The House Committee on Agriculture has voted to repeal the mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL) requirements...
Meat Industry News from United States US Imported Beef Prices Ease
US - Imported beef prices into the US continued to decline this week, with the imported 90CL cow beef indicator 2.5¢ lower,...
28 May 2015
Meat Industry News from United States Hormel Foods to Acquire Applegate
US – US meat and food processing giant Hormel Foods is to acquire organic meat producer Applegate Farms....
27 May 2015
Meat Industry News from United States Smithfield Backs Walmart over Animal Welfare and Antibiotics
US - Smithfield Foods has backed US supermarket giant Walmart in its release of the company's new animal welfare and antibiotics...
26 May 2015
Meat Industry News from United States Cattle Placements Lower - COOL Goes Against US for Fourth Time
US - Latest cattle on feed numbers were 4.6 per cent down in April with marketings down 7.8 per cent, report two University...
Meat Industry News from United States US Meat Industry Remains Optimistic about International Markets
US - While US meat exports face imposing challenges in 2015, this has not dampened the industry’s enthusiasm for international...
Meat Industry News from United States NFU Urges Congress to Vote Against COOL Repeal Bill
US – The US National Farmers Union has called on members of Congress to vote against recent legislation passed in the House...
22 May 2015
Meat Industry News from United States Hormel Reports Record Earnings
US - US meat processing giant Hormel Foods has reported record performance for the second quarter of thefinancial year....
Meat Industry News from United States New Slaughter Plants Welcome for US Pork Industry
US - Seaboard Foods and Triumph Foods announced last week that they would build a new, state-of-the-art pork slaughter plant...
21 May 2015
Meat Industry News from United States MCOOL Retaliation to Impact Canadian, Mexican Producers
US - Three different interesting reports with a bearing on markets will be released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
Meat Industry News from United States Legislation Introduced in House to Repeal COOL
US - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway has introduced legislation to repeal Country of Origin Labelling....
Meat Industry News from United States Tyson Foods Has Recipe for Growth
US - Executives from Tyson Foods told investors at the BMO Farm to Market conference that the company is strategically diversified...
20 May 2015
Meat Industry News from United States Keeping Meat Distribution Going at Cargill Mount Crawford
US – Meat and agrifood processing giant Cargill’s distribution centre at Mouth Crawford, Virginia ships more than 400...
Meat Industry News from United States COOL Pork Retaliatory Impacts Depend on Tariffs
US - It appears the “final answer” has finally come down from the World Trade Organization (WTO), writes Steve Meyer...
18 May 2015
Meat Industry News from United States US Shows Progress in Reducing Some Foodborne Infections
US - Rates of infection from a serious form of E. coli and one of the more common Salmonella serotypes fell in the US last...
Meat Industry News from United States Exports Key Driver of Summer Livestock Markets
US - Exports are an important part of US beef and pork markets, but they are currently not performing as well as in 2014....
15 May 2015
Meat Industry News from United States Hog Futures Improve
US - Lean hog futures traded mixed yesterday, with the nearby futures closing up for the day while deferred contracts were...
Meat Industry News from United States Help for Organic Farming Certification
US – The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is to provide $11.9 million in organic certification...
 
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