Poultry giant Pilgrim’s Pride this week posted earnings of $119.4 million for the first quarter of 2018, up from $93.9 million in the same period in 2017, a 27 percent increase driven by increased consumer demand for chicken in the U.S., Mexico and Europe.
Amid depressed farm income, American farmers will produce record amounts of meat, poultry and milk this year while slightly increasing plantings of major field crops, according to the Agriculture Department.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 - The House adopted an amendment to its massive fiscal 2018 spending package that would prevent livestock operations from having to report air emissions of ammonia and other hazardous substances.
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 - Speed is of the essence when it comes to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, a panel of witnesses told the House Agriculture Committee today. That’s because the uncertainty surrounding the overhaul has some importers – mostly in Mexico – turning to other suppliers to get the chicken and grain they need.
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 - USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service continues to move forward on lifting the U.S. ban on Chinese chicken, undaunted by legislation that some say is a threat to the efforts that have been wrapped into the U.S.-China Comprehensive Dialogue that concludes today.
Perdue Farms, the fourth-largest U.S. poultry company, this week announced changes in its animal welfare practices that it says will make its facilities more humane and allow its chickens to live better lives.
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 – The House Appropriations Committee advanced a fiscal 2018 funding bill for the Agriculture Department that directs the agency to ensure the safety of imported chicken from China before allowing shipments to begin.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 - American egg farmers face more challenges than just building new chicken housing as they convert, as now projected, up to half of their 375 million laying hens from cages to open barns, called aviaries, or pastured-based systems of housing by 2025 or so.