JBS Oinks Out a Settlement

JBS Oinks Out a Settlement

Woo, pig sue…y. JBS is back in court to settle a price-fixing case dealing with consumers—an un-porcine-ite event for them. Emptying the piggy bank: In 2021, JBS reached a $24.5M agreement that went to direct purchasers, and this year, they added $20M to their tab in...
Pig Prediction and Fertility Funding

Pig Prediction and Fertility Funding

Bacon, pork chops, ham, oh my! These popular pork products are made possible through successful production (and reproduction) of pigs. Verility, an Indiana-based startup, aims to increase reproductive efficiency in swine through AI. No, not that AI, the other...
Pork Payday Arrives

Pork Payday Arrives

Eligible pork producers are about to be living high off the hog. With the go-ahead from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, funding for the Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP) is increasing. The USDA will issue approximately $62.8M in pandemic assistance payments...
Biden on Prop 12:

Biden on Prop 12:

Earlier this week, the Biden administration linked arms with ag groups and sent a clear message to the Supreme Court: “Prop 12’s gotta go.”(And the pork-producing crowd goes wild) “Quick” refresher (buckle up): Proposition 12 requires...