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Pig farmers scramble to meet new animal welfare requirements

The new California animal welfare law goes into effect on Jan. 1 and could push pork prices higher as farmers modify housing.


Gene-edited pig kidney successfully transplanted to human 

Scientists attached a pig’s kidney to a human body – a small step in the decades-long quest to use animal organs for life-saving transplants.



Meat industry works to boost consumer trust – The North American Meat Institute is spearheading the Protein PACT to strengthen animal protein’s contributions to healthy people, animals and planet.

ButcherBox CEO says alternative proteins not sustainable – Plant-based proteins rely on fertilizer for crops and cultivated meats require large amounts of electricity, says Mike Salguero, ButcherBox CEO.

Land O’Lakes details how agriculture is transforming digitally – Technology leaders received a lesson in turning digital transformation into business value from Teddy Bekele, the chief technology officer of agricultural cooperative Land O’Lakes.

Broiler antitrust claims against Tyson Foods dismissed – Claims in the Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation case, brought by U.S. grocery chains, was dismissed with prejudice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.

African swine fever preparedness and preparation – Establishing a Secure Pork Supply Plan for each farm site location recommended as part of preparedness.

Beef beats plant-based burger brands on nutrition & taste – In a chef-led study conducted by Chew, beef still wins every time when it comes to taste and nutritional value.

Industry reaffirms commitment to Salmonella reduction – The National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation, said they look forward to working with USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in its efforts to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated with poultry products.

Minnesota aquaculture industry seeks money for comprehensive plan – Representatives from various aspects of aquaculture spoke before the Minnesota Legislature’s House Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee in favor of a bill that would provide $100,000 to the to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture create a comprehensive plan for the industry.


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