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August 11 - August 18
Aug. 17 - World's Top Pork Firm Shuts China Slaughterhouse in Race to Contain Deadly Swine Fever
Aug. 17 - Tyson Buys Keystone From Brazil's Marfrig for $2.5 billion: Sources
Aug. 14 - Top Pork Producer Says China Imports Drop Amid U.S. Trade Spat
Aug. 14 - McDonald's to Spend $6 Billion on Nationwide Restaurant Makeovers
Aug. 16 - Hormel to Sell Nebraska Processing Plant to WholeStone Farms
Aug. 14 - Trump Poses Wild Card in Farm Bill Negotiations
Aug. 16 - Koch Foods Announces $80 Million Expansion
Aug. 17 - Chipotle to Retrain All Workers on Food Safety After Hundreds Fall Ill in Ohio
Aug. 17 - The Wendy's Company Sells Ownership Interest in Inspire Brands for $450 Million
Aug. 16 - China Finds Second African Swine Fever Case at WH Group Plant
Aug. 17 - This Week in Retail: The Lead-Up to Labor Day
Aug. 16 - Food Company JBS Needs to Raise Prices to Offset Brazil Grain Costs
Aug. 15 - National Turkey Federation Announces Key Staff Appointments
Aug. 15 - Brazil's JBS Posts Wider Loss as Forex, Truckers' Strike Weigh
Aug. 16 - Want Tastier Pork? Invest in Meat Thermometer, Study Says
Aug. 16 - Walmart Rides Strong Consumer Spending to Faster Sales Growth
Aug. 17 - U.S.-China Trade Talks Spur Hopes and Rally
Aug. 14 - Price Increase 'Desperately Needed' as British Egg Producers are Pushed to the Brink
Aug. 15 - Trump Support Dips Among Farmers as Trade War Wallops Agriculture
Aug. 16 - Growers' New Clout Tilts Farm Economy
Aug. 16 - $60 Million USDA Chicken Products Purchase Program Announced
Aug. 17 - ANALYSIS: Heavier Birds in Greater Quantities
Aug. 13 - WASDE Report Forecasts for 2018 for Red Meat and Poultry Production are Raised from Last Month
Aug. 16 - Sales, Traffic Up at Chili's
Aug. 13 - Campbell Soup Downgraded at JP Morgan: 'We See a Sale As An Unlikely Outcome'
Aug. 16 - Chipotle Brings Back BOGO for Back to School This Saturday
Aug. 13 - World Soybean Demand Strong Amid U.S. Trade War with China
Aug. 14 - What Fieldale Farms Plans Over the Next 20 Years
Aug. 17 - Farm Bureau: Now, More Than Ever, We Must Ditch the Rule
Aug. 14 - ‘Beef Up Your Kids’ Lunchboxes with New Menu Ideas from the Meat Institute and Beef Checkoff
Aug. 13 - Buffalo Wild Wings Might Add Sports Betting to Menu
Aug. 15 - China's WH Group Posts Worse-Than-Expected Profit as Trade War Hurts US Business
Aug. 15 - As China Trade Row Deepens, WH Group Boosts U.S. Pork Exports to Japan, South Korea
Aug. 15 - Kroger Partners with Alibaba in China Grocery Sales Venture
Aug. 14 - Cause of Illnesses Related to Ohio Chipotle Still Unknown
Aug. 15 - Continuous Improvement Evident as 191 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Safety Performance
Aug. 13 - Canada Braced for Hard Bargaining on Dairy when NAFTA Talks Resume
Aug. 15 - CANADA: Dry Conditions Could Force Some Cattle Producers to Downsize Herds
Aug. 13 - Vienna Beef Still Provides Chicago's Hot Dogs after 125 Years
Aug. 15 - China Reports Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease, Culls 173 Pigs
Aug. 14 - CHART: Industry Expectations for Weekly Hog Slaughter
Aug. 15 - Farmers' Anxiety Grows as Details on Federal Aid Remain Unclear
Aug. 14 - Buffalo Wings & Rings Hires Industry Veteran as Chief Operations Officer
Aug. 14 - Kroger Suspends Egg Supplier Mahard Egg Farm
Aug. 14 - Cargill Reports Canadian Beef Sustainability Pilot Progress
Aug. 17 - Focus on Digital Propels Walmart's Grocery Sales
Aug. 15 - Economist Says Soybean Tariff Aid Will Be Paid on Per Bushel Basis
Aug. 14 - Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Aug. 13 - USCA: Livestock Haulers Receive One-Year ELD Extension
Aug. 14 - Papa John's is Helping Out Franchisees Hurting from the PR Crisis
Aug. 14 - Crop Conditions Adjusted Slightly, Record High Corn and Soybean Yields Expected in Some States
Aug. 16 - ANALYSIS: Putting the Protein Puzzle in Perspective
Aug. 16 - VIDEO: Kroger Launching 'Our Brands' Internationally; Protein Market Analysis
Aug. 13 - Brazil's BRF Posts Heavy Loss on Trucker Strike, Trade Bans
Aug. 14 - CHART: Industry Expectations for Weekly Cattle Slaughter
Aug. 17 - VIDEO: Beef Retail Features; Chicken Live Weight Analysis
Aug. 13 - Moroccan Poultry Producers Raise Worries over U.S. Poultry Imports
Aug. 14 - Positive Signs from Australia’s Beef Export Markets
Aug. 15 - VIDEO: Corn & Soybean Conditions; Red Meat Exports
Aug. 17 - UK: Fact-finding Mission for Pork Exports to Mexico
Aug. 16 - Investment Firms Explore Buyout of Yum China: Sources
Aug. 13 - VIDEO: Everything Is Better with Bacon; HRI Movers of the Week
Aug. 16 - Kroger Begins an Unconventional Delivery Service—No Driver Required
Aug. 13 - 2 Sisters to Merge Units as CEO Sets Out Plans
Aug. 14 - Southern Vietnam Reports One More H1N1 Death
Aug. 16 - Golden West Food Group Debuts In Grocery Retail With New Rotisserie Beef, Pork & Turkey Roasts
Aug. 16 - Boston Market Launches Nationwide Delivery
Aug. 14 - Court Asked to Lift Gag Order in North Carolina Nuisance Suits
Aug. 13 - ANALYSIS: August Dried Egg Inventories Remain Below Seasonal Norms
Aug. 16 - Brazil's Marfrig Expects to Sell U.S. Unit Keystone Over the Next Few Weeks
Aug. 14 - VIDEO: ‘Beef Up Your Kids’ Lunchboxes; Dried Egg Inventories
Aug. 14 - Smithfield Foods Removing Hogs from Farms Involved in Court Losses
Aug. 13 - NCBA Reaffirms its Unwavering Support for Checkoff Program
Aug. 17 - Foodservice Distribution Industry Drives U.S. Economy
Aug. 16 - Tim Hortons Looks to Rebuild its Brand with Better Lid, New Marketing Campaign
Aug. 15 - USDA Adds New Tools, Resources to Farmers.gov to Aid Producers
Aug. 14 - This App Makes You a Personalized Nutrition Label for Any Food
Aug. 14 - KFC Reveals Date for Opening First Fast-Food Restaurant in Uzbekistan
Aug. 15 - Chicago Meat Authority Holds Picnic to Celebrate Employees
Aug. 16 - Caviness Beef Packers Second Processing Shift Could Add 600 Jobs
Aug. 15 - Eggs Set Up 1 Percent; Chicks Placed Up Slightly
Aug. 14 - Smithfield Foods Honors Employees and Facilities with Environmental and Sustainability Awards
Aug. 17 - American Farm Bureau, Coalition Fight to Stop Illegal 2015 WOTUS Rule
Aug. 15 - USDA Turkey Hatchery
Aug. 14 - Urner Barry's Weekly Frozen Turkey Stock Estimate
Aug. 16 - USDA Weekly Poultry Slaughter
Aug. 14 - ANALYSIS: Declining Hog Prices Result in Impressive Hog Ratios
Aug. 17 - UK: Food Bills Set to Rise By 12% With a No-deal Brexit, Supermarkets Warn
Aug. 14 - Urner Barry's National Weekly Hatch Report
Aug. 17 - NCC Urges EPA to Lower ’19 Conventional Ethanol Volumes; Requests “Off-Ramp” Process for RFS
Aug. 17 - Poultry Week in Review - Week Ending August 17, 2018