The latest animal agriculture company news, market analysis, crop forecasts and trade and agriculture policy analysis that affect US and global animal protein food producers and processors in the poultry, egg, pork and animal feed industries.
The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, opened online applications on Aug. 15 for its 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Entrepreneurs will compete for $145,000 in startup funds.
BRF reported a net loss of BRL1.6 billion (US$408 million) for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, attributing some of the company’s financial struggles to a Brazilian trucker strike and by trade restrictions.
The slower-growing broiler and Global Animal Partnership (GAP) movements recently suffered a setback, as it was announced that the Crystal Lake Farms poultry processing plant in Jay, Oklahoma, would be shutting down.