Anxious wait for exports to US

NZ Farmers Weekly, Nigel Stirling
Exporters are watching anxiously to see if President Donald Trump will adopt a proposal for a 20% tax on all imports into the United States. The so-called border adjustment would help…

Shortage of lamb for Easter trade

NZ Farmers Weekly, Alan Williams
Meat processors are likely to have a shortfall in chilled lamb shipped to Europe and the United Kingdom to meet valuable Easter trade contracts. It wouldn’t be a big shortfall but m…

FSIS ‘hearts’ ground beef

Meatingplace, By Tom Johnston on 2/2/2017
ATLANTA — USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) now allows cow heart as an ingredient in ground beef, overturning a policy that processors followed for nearly 40 years. The agency di…

Retail food prices to climb only slightly

Feedstuffs, Krissa Welshans 1 | Jan 31, 2017
Last year marked first time since 1967 that annual supermarket prices fell. The most recent “Food Price Outlook” from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) …

The attempted resurrection of a horrible idea

Canadian Cattlemen, By Steve Dittmer Published: January 30, 2017
Free Market Reflections with Steve Dittmer As is often true with proposed regulation, it helps to consider the source in evaluating the origin, impetus and motivation. With the attempted resurre…