Feedstuffs In Focus
- OUTLOOK: Climate entering volatile period for agriculture
Based on long-term historical trends, Iowa State University climatologist Elwynn Taylor predicts the next several years will see great variability.
- OUTLOOK: Farm policy possibilities in 2014
Farm policy issues are increasingly clouded by partisan politics, something that typically has not happened in Farm Bill debates of the past 30 years.
- OUTLOOK: Grain prices underpinned by solid demand
Economist Thomas Elam says that without ethanol, corn prices would be much, much lower after farmers harvest the largest crop in history.
- OUTLOOK: Feeding 9 billion people by 2050
Kemin CEO Dr. Chris Nelson discusses the prospects for feeding 3 billion additional people in 30 years, including the critical role of protein production.
- OUTLOOK: U.S. meat exports in 2014
U.S. Meat Export Federation CEO Philip Seng discusses the prospects for beef and pork exports in 2014.
- Responding to negative chicken press
Despite a series of public relations challenges in recent weeks, the National Chicken Council has a positive message to share with consumers.
- Meatless Monday campaign 'grossly misrepresenting' participation
According to an analysis by the Animal Agriculture Alliance, participation in the anti-meat movement is vastly overstated.
- GMO-labeling litigation becomes de facto regulation
Legal experts with Faegre Baker Daniels in California discuss the current state of GMO-labeling lawsuits, and their burden on food companies.
- Butterball CEO outlines animal welfare plans
Rod Brennamen discusses his company's plans for assuring turkey welfare, including pilot-testing video surveillance in its barns.
- Vilsack: Congress must pass immigration reform
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says Congress has to act on comprehensive immigration reform and a 5-year Farm Bill, now.