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McDonald’s Files Lawsuit Alleging Pork Price Fixing

McDonald’s this week filed a lawsuit against pork packing companies alleging price fixing. The lawsuit names Agri Stats, Clements Food Group, Hormel Foods, JBS USA, Seaboard Foods, Smithfield Foods, Triumph Foods and Tyson foods...

CFTC Ag Committee Announces December Meeting Agenda

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Agricultural Advisory Committee Wednesday released the agenda for its public meeting. The meeting is scheduled for December 7 at the CFTC headquarters in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, the committee...

2023 Dairy Margin Coverage Enrollment Deadline Nears

Dairy farmers have a few days left to enroll in the 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage program from USDA. The enrollment deadline for the 2023 program is December 9. Chris Galen of the National Milk...

NCGA Applauds New Legislation Resolving E15 Uncertainty

A group of Midwest lawmakers this week introduced the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act. The legislation would ensure permanent, full-market access to E15, often marketed as Unleaded 88. The National Corn Growers Association...

Specialty Crops Growth Shows Need for Expanded Risk Management Tools

Specialty crops, including fruits, vegetables and nuts, make up almost one-third of total crop sales in the United States, but many specialty crop acres remain uninsured. American Farm Bureau Federation economists recently examined specialty crop...

U.S. Live Holiday Plant Imports Reach $80 Million In 2022

Christmas trees and poinsettias are iconic symbols of the holiday season. While the vast majority are grown in the United States for domestic use, a small share of both plants are imported from Canada,...

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