As each day that Midwestern corn and soybean fields go without rain, the magnitude of the impact on consumer’s food budgets increases, according to Purdue University’s agricultural economist Dr. Chris Hurt.

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In a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk yesterday the National Chicken Council and USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USPEEC)  said that they “strongly urge you to match Brazil’s commitment to its industry by filing a World Trade Organization (WTO) challenge on behalf of U.S. chicken exporters” against the anti-dumping duties South Africa imposed on U.S. chicken nearly 12 years ago.

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body said last week that the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (MCOOL) program violates WTO trade rules because the provisions give less favorable treatment to beef and pork imported from Mexico and Canada than to U.S. origin meat.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending July 7 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 142,934,000 broilers, a 1-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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