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One of the first steps taken involved NCBA contacting the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Packers & Stockyards Administration to make the agencies aware of the situation and ask them to monitor any potentially illegal activity in the marketplace.
In 2018 alone, the McDonald’s system purchased 85 million pounds of beef, 21 million pounds of flour, 23 million pounds of pork, 900,000 pounds of soybean oil and 2 million pounds of sugar in Nebraska.
A pair of agricultural economists at Kansas State University are reporting findings of a study on animal traceability systems, indicating that the industry is still searching for the sweet spot between tracking animals and making that profitable for producers.
The Center for Consumer Freedom is taking on the idea that plant-based meat products are healthier than traditional meats from animals.
Day began work August 12 as the head of the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University, a position he said is ripe with opportunities to serve a bustling livestock agriculture sector.
Health management of high-risk calves, humane euthanasia practices, beef cattle market outlook and a panel discussion on beef parasite control are among the topics planned for the Kansas State University Beef Stocker Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 19.
A fire partly destroyed the Tyson Foods beef plant in Holcomb, Kansas on Friday, August 9. The plant will be down indefinitely, however; the company plans to rebuild the plant at the same location.
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