California egg farmers challenge Prop 2

California's egg farmers have filed a lawsuit in Fresno County Superior Court seeking a determination that Proposition 2 (Prop 2) – a law regulating egg-laying hen enclosures - is unconstitutionally vague. The law's lack of clarity prevents egg farmers from modifying their housing facilities in time to comply with the Jan. 1, 2015, implementation date., FULL STORY »

Hormel earnings rise; commodities seen weighing in 2013

Hormel Foods Corp., which makes the iconic Spam and other meat and poultry products, posted higher fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday, slightly below Wall Street estimates. The company said 2013 performance would be hurt by higher grain costs. FULL STORY »

Profit tracker: Producer and packer losses continue

Both pork producer and packer margins remain in the red for the week ending Nov. 16. But packers gained back $1.71 per head, while producers gave up another $1.44. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Talk about hormones responsibly

Last week, while I was attending the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s 2012 Antibiotic Symposium in Columbus, Ohio, I joined some of the other attendees for a lovely dinner at a high-end steakhouse. When the server came out with a beautiful platter of plastic-wrapped pieces of steak to show us our choices, she started to describe the beef that the restaurant used. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Thoughts from EuroTier

Last week I attended EuroTier in Hannover, Germany. This multi-species trade show hosts almost 160,000 visitors. There were two exhibit halls dedicated to swine, with additional halls hosting feed ingredients, plus numerous exhibit halls for dairy, poultry and aquaculture. FULL STORY »

Swine genome research links importance to human health

The first complete sequence of the pig genome by an international team of researchers, including Iowa State University (Iowa State) animal scientists has provided a genetic comparison of the domesticated pig and its wild cousins and offers clues to how the animal evolved. It also promises to expand the ways pigs are used in human health and medical research FULL STORY »

New Yorkers hunger for food production information

For New Yorkers, food knowledge means social status. According to a new survey of New York area consumers released by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), 54 percent of New Yorkers believe that being knowledgeable about food is a social status symbol. The survey, was released in conjunction with The Food Dialogues: New York. FULL STORY »

Genetically engineered animals: An overview

A genetically engineered or “transgenic” animal is an animal that carries a known sequence of recombinant DNA in its cells, and which passes that DNA onto its offspring. FULL STORY »

Commentary: GMO Inside unfair fighters against GMO foods

Those who lost the California referendum vote to require all food that might contain genetically modified ingredients be labeled as such have been inspired to continue fighting but on a more national scale. FULL STORY »

Policy opinion about catching organic cheats

The U.S. Department of Agriculture this month entered into the Federal Register a new rule requiring organizations that certify organic producers to annually test residue on at least 5 percent of organic farms. FULL STORY »

Marginalization of GM crops

California voters defeated Proposition 37, which would have required labeling foods with ingredients from genetically modified (GM) crops. The technology’s opponents however, already limit its use, says Wellesley College political science professor Robert Paarlberg, PhD. FULL STORY »

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next

ALIMET/MHA-ALIMET® and MHA®

ALIMET/MHA – ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements are proven, effective sources of methionine activity in liquid and dry form. Because ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Generate Leads