Chicken Marketing Summit 2021 Registration Opens

Registration is now open for the 2021 Chicken Marketing Summit. The annual executive conference, hosted by WATT Global Media, is scheduled for July 18-20, 2021, at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Fernandina Beach, FL. This year’s Chicken Marketing Summit will focus on what consumers will be looking for from protein suppliers and what strategies […]

Utah Egg Producers to be Cage-Free by 2025

Another state will require egg producers to turn to cage-free production methods in less than four years. Last week, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill that prohibits producers from confining hens in cages beginning on January 1st of 2025. It also requires farmers to provide amenities that allow egg-laying hens to exhibit their “natural […]

WSDA Warning Poultry Owners To Watch For Avian Influenza

Poultry owners across Washington have been told to watch for a return of highly pathogenic avian influenza. The USDA has warned Washington and other states that conditions are similar to 2014-15, when bird flu moved across the country, resulting in the deaths of thousands of birds across Washington and millions across the county. Karla Salp […]

Americans to Eat Record 1.42 Billion Chicken Wings for Super Bowl LV

The National Chicken Council says consumers will eat 2% more chicken wings during Sunday’s Super Bowl. On Super Bowl weekend, Americans will devour an estimated record of 1.42 billion wings while watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers battle for the Lombardi Trophy. The National Chicken Council’s annual Wing Report shows several reasons […]

Meat Production Expected To Slip In 2021

The USDA made primarily minor changes to its most recent meat supply and use balance sheet for 2020. “Looking forward in to 2021 with the tighter supplies especially of corn and soy beans and much higher prices that are expected to follow from that,” said World Outlook Board Chair, Mark Jekanowski. “We expect that that […]

Tyson Agrees to Price-Fixing Settlement

Tyson Foods this week agreed to $221.5 million to settle claims related to price-fixing lawsuits. The settlements are with three consumer and commercial purchasing groups who bought chickens directly from Tyson and require a federal judge’s approval. Tyson did not admit liability in agreeing to settle and said the payments will be reflected in its […]

Ag Groups File Appeal on California’s Prop 12

Back in 2018, California voters passed Proposition 12, which is scheduled to go into effect on January 1st, 2022. But several Ag groups are looking to stop the law before it starts. A Protect the Harvest release says the bill increases regulations on the egg, pork, and veal producers both in the state of California […]

USDA Raises Meat Production Expectations

The USDA has raised its estimates of beef, pork, and broiler production. “Basically what we’re looking at here for both 2020 and this carries forward in to 2021 as well is just the fact that we are moving toward more of a normalized slaughter/capacity slaughter volume,” said World Outlook Board Chair, Mark Jekanowski. Much of […]

CoBank Issues Quarterly Economic Review

CoBank says the recent rebound in the U.S. economy is real; the sharpest post-shutdown economic gains are almost certainly behind us; and a long grind to shore up a shaky economy lies ahead. Despite COVID-19, U.S. grain has been moving and basis has generally tightened since April 1st. Ethanol production and margins began to recover […]

USDA: Plenty Of Meat For 4th of July

Are you planning a big 4th of July cookout?  Well, according to the USDA’s Livestock Analyst Shayle Shagam you won’t have to worry about finding your favorite meat items at the supermarket.  “We have seen production increase around the very low low levels we saw at the beginning of May.” Shagam said not only is […]