FSIS issues details for testing for both Salmonella, E. coli

As it moves closer to its intended June 29, 2014, implementation date to begin the enhanced testing protocols, FSIS recently issued a notice providing instructions for inspectors to follow. FULL STORY »

Chicago Council strategizes response to climate and food security

After examining the impact of human-induced climate change on agriculture—along with an overview of climate science—and the reasons that agriculture needs to take immediate steps to adapt to climate change, the publication, “Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate”, produced by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs outlines a series of strategies that they believe will both mitigate the impact of climate change and advance global food security. FULL STORY »

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Lynda Stuart and her family run a Virginia ranch that has operated continuously since 1774. At the BIF conference, she outlines how the operation has adapted to modern times, using artificial insemination, crossbreeding and feedyard data to improve genetic progress. 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 »

Cattle markets push higher

Across the board, cattle markets pushed higher the third week of June, according to the latest data from the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. 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 »

Beef, veal prices up nearly 10 percent in first 5 months of 2014

The latest Consumer Price Index data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates food prices increased 0.4 percent in May and are up 2.5 percent compared to May 2013 CPI data. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Live cattle futures closed sharply higher on Tues.

Live cattle futures closed sharply higher on Tuesday, with the spot June contract finishing limit higher for the session. The strength in the futures market actually moved June to premium to last weeks’ cash trade for the first time in recent months. FULL STORY »

Sjostrom: Nutrition science serves a big fat lie – Part 1

The American Heart Association (AHA) waged a war on fat, and won. As late as 1999, AHA was recommending that Americans grab “soft drinks” instead of fatty foods (like milk). Until 2001, “gum-drops” and “hard candies made primarily with sugar” were advised for snacking to avoid fat in the diet. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Processing plant fires the feds

Under the heading of "Say it isn't so!" I read about a USDA/processing plant spat in this morning's MeatPoultry.com news. The lead paragraph said, "The owner of a family-run slaughterhouse and meat-processing plant said harsh regulatory demands and 'harassment' from federal meat inspectors led them to suspend USDA certification at the plant, according to local news reports." FULL STORY »

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