Bankrupt AgFeed Industries will sell its U.S. assets to a consortium including subsidiaries TriOak Foods and Smithfield Foods for $79.2 million.
A biennial volumetric assessment of pork in foodservice found that pork is outpacing all other proteins as the fastest-growing protein in the industry.
Small agribusinesses, farm operators and import-dependent countries particularly vulnerable to extreme weather and climate change.
Technological advances have allowed farmers to specialize and manage increasingly larger, more profitable farms through enhanced productivity.
USDA's latest survey found July feedlot placements tallied only 90% of 2012's already reduced levels, previewing much tighter cattle supplies in 2014.
Despite near-record prices for beef, pork and poultry, consumers are not yet shying away from the meat case.
Cargill unveils assessment tool to help food and beverage customers achieve sustainable supply chain.
While consumers are more interested than ever in how it is produced, a majority of shoppers still hold price as their chief concern decisions.
According to a life cycle assessment project, the sustainability of U.S. beef production improved significantly from 2005 to 2011.
Chipotle maintains current ban on meat from animals given antibiotics but looks at possible flexibility in its position.