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14:58PM May 26, 2020

Brazil's JBS Being Sued by Labor Prosecutors Over COVID-19 Outbreak

Reuters
AgWeb Contributor

Brazilian labor prosecutors are suing meatpacker JBS SA seeking damages and better work conditions after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a meat plant in Ipumirim, in the southern

16:02PM May 07, 2020

Feedlot Producer: Cattle Industry Has Never Been As Bad As Now

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

CoBank estimates meat supplies at grocery stores could shrink nearly 30% by Memorial Day, leading to prices rising by as much as 20%. Some cattle producers say they are barely

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15:21PM May 01, 2020

Box Beef Hitting Highs, Cattle Income Remains Low

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor

The latest shock to the industry is the daily boxed beef price. On Thursday, it hit a record of $364.62. That is a jump of $30 over Wednesday, a two-thirds

21:48PM Apr 28, 2020

Producers Try to Manage Weights Amid Ethanol Problems, Plant Closures

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

Ethanol plants and DDG facilities closing is a hit to the livestock industry. This is as some producers begin to switch feed rations based on price, availability and in an

13:21PM Apr 23, 2020

Hog Producer Responds to Closures: My Building Should Be Empty

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

Plunging sales and plant closures are all creating a crisis right now for the pork industry. Hogs are stacking up on farms with farmers scrambling to find places to process

16:03PM Apr 22, 2020

Hog, Live Cattle Futures Fall on Plant Shutdowns

Reuters
AgWeb Contributor

U.S. hog and live cattle futures eased on Wednesday, with the cash market for the animals weak as processing plants were forced to shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak

14:58PM Apr 21, 2020

A Hog Producer’s Look at Plant Closures: ‘We Are Very Nervous’

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

Plants which have closed are trying to reroute loads. The industry says many plants were already at capacity, which created a larger problem. Some producers share their stories.