Editorial

Commentary: To recall or not to recall

That is the question, and when a food-safety outbreak occurs, it’s one that’s been debated for years. Now, two House Members want to cement mandatory recall authority into the statutes. FULL STORY »

Insects: They’re what’s (not) for dinner

Americans love meat, but as pork, beef and poultry prices soar to record highs, will insects ever be a viable protein option for our squeamish consumers? FULL STORY »

New coalition puts the heat on Congress to fix COOL

The battle over the United States’ mandatory country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) law is heating up again as a new coalition of U.S. industry groups are pressuring Congress to take action ahead of an anticipated World Trade Organization decision whether or not the COOL law is compliant with trade obligations. FULL STORY »

Farrow-to-finish margins top $91 per head

In the hog markets, farrow-to-finish margins topped $91 per head last week, finishing the week ending June 20 at $91.24 per head compared to $82.75 the previous week. FULL STORY »

Jolley: The insanity of ag-gag laws

Salon magazine, that curious publication covering news, politics and entertainment (wait a minute, isn't politics news?) just published a story that should gag almost everyone who thinks ag gag laws are a great idea. FULL STORY »

Commentary: So sue me!

On a regular basis, people file outrageous lawsuits against food companies for astronomical damages. But when they profess vegetarianism as the cause of their ‘injuries, it gets ridiculous. FULL STORY »

133 billion pounds of food trashed in 2010

A recent USDA survey found Americans are wasting a disproportionate amount of meat, poultry and fish. FULL STORY »

New York says ‘no’ to sow stall ban

New York producers are claiming a victory after the New York State Legislature decided not to take up legislation brought forwarded by the Humane Society of the United States and other activist groups to ban gestation stalls. FULL STORY »

Heartland a mixed bag of corn conditions

The nation’s corn crop conditions dipped slightly this week in the latest Crop Progress report, but even with the decline, conditions still remain the best since 2010: FULL STORY »

Estate tax repeal: Is it possible?

Call it what you want to call it – but any time the estate tax, also known as the death tax, comes up in conversation, ears perk up and most in agriculture start paying attention. FULL STORY »

Consumers willing to reach deeper into their wallets for protein

Compared to just a month ago, consumers are willing to pay a lot more for meat, pork and chicken products, according to the latest Food Demand Survey from Oklahoma State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics. FULL STORY »

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