Smithfield Foods, Inc.and Premium Standard Farms, Inc. yesterday announced that each has received a request for additional information, commonly referred to as a Second Request, from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in connect
The pork industry's concerns about higher corn prices from the extraordinary growth in corn demand for ethanol appears to be moving from speculation to reality. Higher corn prices are expected to have at least two impacts in the coming year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday announced final test results, which confirm that an H5N1 avian influenza virus detected in samples collected earlier this month from two Michigan wild mute swans is a low-pathogenic subtype.
The finding of a low-pathogenic, North American subtype of avian influenza in wild birds in Michigan creates no problems for commercial poultry operations or consumers, according to the National Chicken Council.