Feedlot placements in August, at 1.79 million head, were the smallest since USDA began its current data series in 1996.
Butterball Rod Brennamen discusses his company's plans for assuring turkey welfare, including pilot-testing video surveillance in its barns.
While a recent survey found that 60% of consumers have a positive impression of agriculture, 40% said that they had lost trust at some point.
The nation's largest turkey producer launches advisory council and commits to third-party humane certification of company farms.
With as much as one-third of all food produced going to waste, a new U.N. report finds significant harm to the global environment, as well.
Leaders of the American Meat Institute and North American Meat Association agree to examine possibility of the two meat industry organizations.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has approved the sale of the world's largest pork processor to a Chinese investment firm.
While pork demand remains firm, producers' expansion plans could signal a return to red ink as feed prices linger near breakeven levels.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says Congress has to act on comprehensive immigration reform and a 5-year Farm Bill, now.
Bankrupt AgFeed Industries will sell its U.S. assets to a consortium including subsidiaries TriOak Foods and Smithfield Foods for $79.2 million.