Nearly 90,000 pounds of Johnsonville pork sausage patty producers have been recalled after metal pieces were found in the patties. The USDA considers this a Class 1 recall, indicating it is "a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."
There is still time to register for the workshops on stewardship of medically-important antimicrobial drug use in food-producing animals planned for Wednesday, September 9 in Mesa, Ariz. and Friday, Sept. 11, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Extension Center, Amarillo, Texas.
Economic headwinds continued to slow U.S. pork and beef exports in July, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). July pork exports totaled 166,604 metric tons (mt), down 4 percent from a year ago and the smallest since January.
By Michael Langemeier, Center for Commercial Agriculture Purdue University
It takes a lot of family and hired labor to run modern farms. Labor is an important and costly input and farm managers need to ask if they are getting the efficiency and productivity needed from that labor to be competitive.
By Steven Zahniser and Bryce Cooke, Economic Research Service
Since December 2014, when the United States and Cuba announced the intention to restore diplomatic ties for the first time in more than half a century, the U.S. has taken steps to ease restrictions on trade, remittances, and travel to Cuba. The actions have generated a wave of enthusiasm about the economic opportunities that a more normal relationship between the two countries could create.