The United States corn production forecast decreased to 14.63 billion bushels, down 152 million bushels from the October forecast. At 178.9 bu. per acre, the yield decrease of 1.8 bu. came in below pre-report estimates.
Animal health officials in southwest Asia are increasing measures to prevent African swine fever from entering their countries, after China reported confirmation of ASF contaminating feed supplies earlier this week.
ICE and Seaboard Corp. have reached a settlement of $1 million, after an investigation into alleged employment of unauthorized workers from 2007-2012 and failure to properly complete employment eligibility forms.
Fear of African swine fever (ASF) is on the rise in China and beyond. Major Chinese animal feed maker Tangrenshen Group reported Sunday that feed produced by one of its units had been contaminated with ASF.
Conley Nelson, a pork producer from Algona, Iowa, was elected USMEF chairman at USMEF's Strategic Planning Conference. Cevin Jones of Eden, Idaho, who operates Intermountain Beef, a custom feedlot, is chair-elect.