The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported this week that it would consider lowering the target for how much renewable fuel, including corn-based conventional ethanol, and advanced biofuels, that would be needed to be blended into gasoline in 2014.

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A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., last week let stand virtually all of the federal government’s new rules governing the operations of the nation’s truck drivers.

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Chicken exports in June 2013 increased 10.2 percent in quantity and gained 11.5 percent in value over a year earlier.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending August 10 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 158,459,000 broilers, a 2-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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