The coronavirus pandemic is now endangering the U.S. beef, chicken and pork supply chain. Worker illness has shut down meat-processing plants and forced remaining facilities to slow production to accommodate absenteeism and social-distancing protocols.
New dates have been selected for Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, the continent’s largest seafood industry exhibition.
A new study on the origin of New Coronavirus in the United States has concluded that Novel coronavirus strains are naturally occurring and are not laboratory-made.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced details of its policy of providing about $16 billion in aid to American farmers to compensate them for losses in trade disputes.
Corn and soybeans are the most profitable crops for American farmers each year. Although many farmers rotate these two crops every season, the ongoing trade dispute with China has even affected the farmers' conventional decision to plant this spring.
President Trump's announcement that a trade agreement between the United States and China could be reached within four weeks came as Reuters quoted two sources as saying that approval of new GM crops remained a difficult issue between the two countries.
IBM has won a major contract with China’s $34 billion food and agriculture company COFCO to establish and roll out a range of SAP systems for the company’s “overseas agriculture business platform”, COFCO International (CIL).
For farmers like Kremer who have benefited from China's demand for U.S. soybeans, an already weak agricultural sector coupled with the ongoing trade frictions between the United States and China have added to their financial woes.