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06 May 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures slide after three days of gains
US cattle futures closed lower on Tuesday in a profit-taking setback after three sessions of gains....
05 May 2020
View news from United States Tyson Foods warns that coronavirus will restrict US meat supply despite Trump order
The COVID-19 crisis will continue to idle US meat plants and restrict production, Tyson Foods Inc says, signalling additional disruptions to the US food supply after President Trump ordered plants to stay open....
View news from United States Costco limits beef purchases amid fears of supply shortages
Costco Wholesale Corp announces limits on the number of beef, pork and poultry products customers can buy....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures inch up as plants reopen and wholesale prices rise
US live cattle futures closed higher on 4 May as meat processing plants reopen after closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks among workers....
View news from United States US politicians call for a stop of mass suffocation of animals at slaughterhouses
Members of Congress urge Secretary Perdue to stop mass suffocation and prolonged animal deaths at US slaughterhouses. ...
04 May 2020
View news from United States US retailer Kroger limits ground beef and pork purchases in some stores
On 1 May, supermarket chain Kroger Co put purchase limits on ground beef and fresh pork at some of its stores in response to growing fears over meat shortages....
View news from United States CME update: US cattle futures rise as wholesale meat prices strengthen
US live cattle futures closed higher on Friday after hitting a three-week high, bolstered by stable cash cattle values and climbing wholesale beef prices as labour shortages slow the speed of slaughter....
01 May 2020
View news from United States COVID-19 cases surge in reopened JBS plant; causing worker death
Confirmed coronavirus cases have more than doubled at a JBS beef facility in Colorado in “a number of days,” say union officials....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures close higher despite worries of slaughter slowdown
CME live cattle futures rise, bolstered by increased wholesale beef prices and strong packer profit margins....
30 April 2020
View news from United States Tyson idles operations at beef facility in Dakota City, US
Tyson foods is temporarily pausing processing at a beef facility in Dakota City, Nebraska until 4 May to complete a deep cleaning amid the COVID-19 pandemic....
View news from United States CME update: US livestock futures mostly lower, with cattle being mixed
As meat processing woes persist, US live cattle futures were mixed as traders wrestled with the implications of a presidential order for US meat packing plants to remain open....
View news from United States AWI puts JBS and Smithfield in the crosshairs
As reports of coronavirus outbreaks at the US's biggest meat processors continue, new analysis of government documents by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) finds that JBS USA and Smithfield foods have sub-standard animal welfare records. ...
29 April 2020
View news from United States USRSB announces Sysco Corporation as newest member
The US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB), a nonprofit initiative that crafted the widely-adopted US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework, welcomes Sysco Corporation to the ranks. ...
View news from United States President Trump signs executive order to keep meat processing plants open during COVID-19
On 28 April, President Trump ordered meat processing plants to stay open to protect the US food supply despite concerns of coronavirus outbreaks....
View news from United States Members of US Congress urge swift and fair coronavirus relief for farmers and ranchers
Hundreds of House members, led by Republicans from Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois and Minnesota, sent a letter to President Trump requesting that COVID-19 relief be implemented as quickly and fairly as possible. ...
View news from United States Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 2 – Westside Campaign Against Hunger
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
28 April 2020
View news from United States JBS USA announces temporary closure of Green Bay beef facility
US - Over the weekend, JBS USA announced the temporary closure of its Green Bay, Wisconsin, beef production facility. ...
View news from United States NCBA urges improvements to Paycheck Protection Programme
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is leading a coalition of more than 35 different agricultural groups in sending a letter to leaders on Capitol Hill advising specific improvements to the Paycheck Protection Programme. ...
View news from United States USMCA expected to take effect from 1 July
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has notified Congress that the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) will take effect on 1 July – a month later than expected....
27 April 2020
View news from United States Tyson Foods to temporarily halt production at major beef facility
US - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., will temporarily halt production at its Pasco, Washington, beef facility while team members undergo testing. Health officials in Walla Walla, Benton, and Franklin Counties...
View news from United States Digital agriculture paves the road to agricultural sustainability
US - In a study, an ecosystem scientist and an agricultural economist outline how to develop a more sustainable land management system through data collection and stakeholder buy-in....
View news from United States Democrat Senators call for Attorney General to investigate price fixing in the US cattle market
Senator Doug Jones and his colleagues are calling for US Attorney General William Barr to investigate reports of price fixing in the cattle market in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
View news from United States USDA and APHIS to help manage supplies at meat processors amid coronavirus
USDA and APHIS will establish a coordination centre to assist livestock producers affected by processing plant closures. ...
View news from United States New health and safety guidance for US meatpackers
The US Labour Department has issued new guidelines for US meatpacking and meat processing plants that have experienced COVID-19 infections....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sink as profit-taking and technical selling pressure prices
US live cattle futures eased on 24 April as end-of-week sales and profit taking pressure livestock markets....
24 April 2020
View news from United States NCBA petitions against CFAP limitations for cattle producers
The NCBA has sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging against CFAP limitations for cattle producers. ...
View news from United States Tyson halts production at beef facility while workers undergo coronavirus testing
On 23 April, Tyson Foods Inc temporarily shuttered production at its beef facility in Pasco, Washington to test workers for COVID-19....
View news from United States US union reports that more than 5,000 meat and food processing workers were exposed to coronavirus
The largest meatpacking union in the US says that more than 5,000 meat and food processing workers have been exposed or infected with the novel coronavirus....
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