January 20, 2020

Purdue Ag. Economist Chris Hurt: Effects of merger on U.S. pork industry not yet known

Categories: Regulations

From Purdue University, May 30- “The full impact on the U.S. pork industry of a merger between Smithfield Foods – the world’s largest pork producer – and Chinese firm Shuanghui are not yet known, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt says.


Bloomberg Video: U.S.-EU Trade Pact Prompts Food Fight

Categories: Trade

From Bloomberg, May 30, “Peter Bishop, deputy CEO at London Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Fredrik Erixon, director at European Centre for International Policy, discuss the politics behind food and agriculture in a U.S.-EU trade deal. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s ‘The Pulse.'”


Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Smithfield; and, Regulations

Farm Bill

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D) continued to address Farm Bill issues in her home state of Michigan yesterday.

As the Senate’s Memorial Day state work period continues, Chairwoman Stabenow was a guest on yesterday’s Current State radio program (WKAR) where she noted that the legislation has “overwhelming support” in The Great Lakes State.

“Michigan is on every page of this Bill,” she said.

With respect to the House of Representatives, which did not take up the Agriculture Committee passed Farm Bill last year, Chairwoman Stabenow indicated that, “hopefully they will understand how important this is as a jobs bill, and a nutrition bill and be willing to pass it this year.”