Tyson to close 2 chicken plants, cutting 1,700 jobs
Tyson Foods is shutting down two poultry processing plants in Van Buren, Ark. and Glen Allen, Va. and laying off 1,700 workers as the largest U.S. chicken producer seeks to improve operations.
US probe of dog breeder scrutinizes why USDA left thousands of beagles to suffer
USDA took no action against drug maker Envigo who had to forfeit 4,000 beagles after mistreating them. Envigo settled civil charges but Grand Jury explores legal options.
US challenges Mexico’s plan to phase out imports of corn from GMO seeds
During 2022, Mexico purchased nearly $5 billion worth of corn from the U.S., making it the second largest importer after China. US exports to Mexico are GMO based.
Biden admin proposes new requirements for 'Product of USA' label claim on meat
The Biden administration has rolled out a proposed rule tightening the requirements for allowing meat, poultry or eggs to be labeled as a "Product of the USA."
War in Ukraine: The economic impact on energy and food one year after Russia's invasion
The one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine arrives on Friday and the war has caused major economic volatility, particularly in energy and food commodities.
Deere earnings double and sales rise on higher production
The world’s largest seller of tractors and crop harvesters is now expecting higher earnings for the year after reporting a profit of $1.96 billion for the quarter ended Jan. 29.
Chipotle to launch new spin-off restaurant Farmesa
Chipotle is attempting another spin-off restaurant. It's called Farmesa Fresh Eatery. The company is partnering with a ghost kitchen to test the idea in California.
Drought conditions taking a toll on farmers' mental health: 'Feel like you’re a failure'
Mental health experts say drought conditions and other issues unique to farmers like geographic isolation have sparked a mental health crisis.
American-born startup Pyka launches the world's largest autonomous electric cargo plane
Pyka CEO Michael Norcia discusses the use case for autonomous planes and explains how his Pelican aircraft can do things pilot-driven planes cannot.
Eggs are getting less expensive—for stores, not shoppers
The prices of eggs rose more than any other grocery item last year, driven by avian influenza and higher feed costs.
Chipotle’s beef inflation update is positive for customers
Despite persistent inflation and warnings rom Fed chair Jerome Powell, beef prices are falling and Chipotle CFO Jack Hartung says the company will not raise prices.
Hundreds of farmers across France drive their tractors through Paris to protest pesticide ban
Farmers across France drove their tractors to Paris to protest the pesticide ban. The French government recently decided to ban the use of neonicotinoids.
Maine lobstermen are clawing to keep livelihoods afloat amid push to sink industry
Maine lobster industry leaders are warning there's nothing left to take away from lobstermen who are battling a litigious agenda from green groups funded by liberal dollars.
Farmland becomes flashpoint in US-China relations
Lawmakers and others say they want to make sure the U.S. food-supply chain is protected and that China and other foreign adversaries aren’t able to use U.S. land as a perch for spying
Biden slaps 20-year mining ban on Minnesota land, gives more power to China
Reps. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., and Peter Stauber, R-Minn., with policy expert Christopher Bedford, argue President Biden's ban on Minnesota mining will put America and its economy "last."
US farmers sound alarm on single-most catastrophic thing headed for corn crops
American corn farmers sound alarms over the possibility of losing their businesses and billions of dollars to Mexico's plan to ban genetically modified corn yields.
Egg farm fire investigation in Connecticut is underway
An investigation into a blaze at an egg farm in Bozrah, Connecticut is currently ongoing, according to a statement Monday from egg producer Hillandale Farms.
Americans taking 'egg-stream' measures to crack inflation
Rent the Chicken owner Phil Tompkins claims business is booming for their at-home chicken coops as American consumers try to "crack" sky-high egg-inflation costs.
Where's the beef from? Bipartisan senators call for country of origin labels on beef products
Lawmakers offered the bipartisan American Beef Labeling Act to reinstate mandatory country-of-origin labeling rules for beef products to promote transparency for consumers.
Border Protection warns travelers face fines for smuggling eggs to US from Mexico as prices soar
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reported an increase in attempts by travelers to bring eggs into the U.S. from Mexico as prices soar because of an outbreak of avian influenza.