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Chipotle Customer Illnesses Prove to Be Lawsuit Magnet


Company beat 2016 investor suit in March only to be sued anew.

U.S. Cattle Inventory at 103 Million Head, Jumps 4% Since 2015


The U.S. beef cow herd increased 7% in the past two years, while beef replacement heifers were down 2% since USDA's last mid-year inventory report.

Pace of Beef Herd Expansion: The Perception and the Reality


Economics concerns behavior. In essence, how cattlemen react to markets and forage supplies leads to herd expansion or liquidation and that is the cattle cycle.

Norovirus Confirmed in Diner Who Reported Eating at Chipotle


A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus. 

Japanese Firm Buys Creekstone Farms for $170 Million


Kansas beef packing plant Creekstone Farms has sold to a Japanese company for $170 million.

India Will Benefit from Commercialization of GM Mustard

GM mustard stands on the threshold of becoming India's second GM crop—and first GM food crop. How strange that we’re debating whether we should allow ourselves the privilege of growing the food that we import and consume everyday.

Poultry Farms in India Resemble Superbug Reservoirs, Study Finds


Largest such study finds rampant antibiotic use in chickens.

Analyst: Worst May Finally Be Behind The Cattle Markets


Cattle markets are continuing to stay interesting, and producers might have found some footing. 

'Atypical' Mad Cow Disease Detected in Alabama Animal


Finding is different from ‘classical’ threat, agency says.

Less Flour, More Feed as Drought Turns U.S. Wheat Into Hay


Northern Plains farmers harvest before kernels can fully form.

Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Discovered in Alabama Cow


An atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been identified in an eleven-year old cow in Alabama, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S., China Sidestep Policy Discord to Focus on Balancing Trade


U.S.-China relations tense amid sanctions related to North Korea.

U.S. Says No Timeline to Restore Brazil Beef Imports


Brazil needs to make progress on inspections before any timeline can be set to end a U.S. ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef, the U.S. agriculture secretary said on Monday.

Chipotle's Tarnished Image Means Every Sneeze Under Scrutiny


Latest suspected norovirus outbreak sends shares tumbling.

Montana Ranch Loses 7 Goats to Mountain Lion


A mountain lion has killed seven goats on a Montana ranch in three separate attacks this month.

Weekly Report Shows North Dakota Crops, Pastures Suffering


Crops and pastures continue to suffer in North Dakota as drought persists.

Chicken Slaughter Gets Makeover as Perdue Addresses Welfare


Company will increase the use of gas stunning in plants.

JBS Sells Canadian Cattle Feeding Business for $40 Million


North America's largest cattle feeder has sold a 75,000 head Canadian feedlot and farmland for $40 million.

Settlement Reached Over Cattle Grazing on Point Reyes


Conservation groups, ranchers and the National Park Service have reached a settlement over the future of livestock in Point Reyes National Seashore.

U.S. Farm Lobby Turns up Heat on Trump Team as NAFTA Talks Near


With talks to renegotiate the NAFTA trade pact just weeks away, U.S. farm groups and lawmakers from rural states are intensifying lobbying of President Donald Trump's administration with one central message: leave farming out of it.