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  • Examining Exports
    Exports will likely fall 4.8 percent to 2.5 billion pounds this year, USDA said during its annual Agriculture Outlook Forum.
  • New ag challenge: Port delays
    Cargill testified at the hearing the worker walk-outs are costing the meat and poultry industry over $40 million per week and jeopardizing relationships with international customers. 
  • Domestic country-of-origin lawsuit dropped by trade groups
    This ends the lawsuit, American Meat Institute (AMI) et al. v. U.S. Department of Agriculture et al., originally filed in July 2013 by domestic and international meatpackers and trade groups that sought to strike-down the labeling law that requires a label identifying where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered.
  • Tracking ‘superbug’ genes to understand antibiotic resistance
    Researchers at Colorado State University are investigating the weighty topic of antibiotic resistance – an issue with ramifications for global food safety and public health – by tracking the genetic footprints of drug-resistant bacteria.
    
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  • Exports will likely fall 4.8 percent to 2.5 billion pounds this year, USDA said during its annual Agriculture Outlook Forum. 
  • The beef industry was quick to express their concern over some of the recommendations within the report. Namely, lean meat was not included in the recommendations as part of a “healthy dietary pattern.” 
  • Confined cow-calf production is an avenue to enable young producers entry into the industry. It is also a means in which land-locked corn belt row crop producers can expand their revenue stream, allowing young family members to return to the farm. 

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