Farmers, ranchers, fisherman and the rest of agribusiness will try to satisfy dietary protein demands as the global population soars in number toward the nine billion the United Nations projects by 2040.
Reports out of China where U.S. and Chinese negotiators — including USDA officials — have been working for the past three days to end the ongoing trade war are so far positive, and that’s a good sign for the U.S. chicken industry.
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.