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Articles by Philip Brasher

Meat safety labels delayed to 2018

Special safety labels won't be required for mechanically tenderized meat until at least 2018 after the Obama administration failed to finalize the regulation in time for it to take effect earlier. The labeling rule, which is expected to provide detailed cooking instructions for the meat, had to be
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USDA lowers food inflation forecast

Agriculture Department economists have lowered their estimate for food inflation this year despite big increases in the price of beef, pork and eggs. USDA?s Economic Research Service estimates that food prices will wind up 2.25 percent to 3.25 percent higher this year than in 2013, closer to the l
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USDA forecasts smaller plantings, prolonged price slump

Farmers are expected to trim their plantings of corn, soybeans, cotton and wheat amid a steep drop in expected profits, USDA said today in its first projections for 2015. The forecast also indicates that corn and wheat growers will qualify for subsidies under the 2014 Farm Bill?s Price Loss Coverag
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