Some progress has been made, but more is needed on the issue of animal disease traceability (ADT), says an expert.
Feed costs account for largest expenditure category with seed and chemical costs making up 27.8% of total crop expenses.
Company says animal welfare concerns prompted indefinite suspension of purchases of cattle fed Zilmax effective Sept. 6.
Despite finalization of USDA's disease traceability rule, Department is "not even close" to goal 48-hour disease traceability, according to top vet.
Livestock Marketing Information Center estimates indicate 1.8% herd contraction; 2.1% fewer beef cows than a year ago.
Dispute settlement panel found that China violated numerous WTO rules in imposing antidumping and countervailing duties on U.S. broiler products.
Episode focused largely on one undercover animal rights operative.
New AMS "tender" and "very tender" standards approved last year.
Florida must compensate a farmer for the value of swine production facilities rendered useless by a 2002 ballot initiative.
The world's largest pork producer and processor uses YouTube to depict the life of a pregnant sow in the company's group housing system.