Agricultural productivity growth globally averages 1.63% annually, but rate needs to be 1.73%.
Facilities acquired have capacity of 3.9 million laying hens but permitted for up to 8.0 million.
Ag investments in developing countries yield economic benefits at home.
U.S. hog capacity now 78% ractopamine free in response to growing global demand resulting from foreign African swine fever outbreaks.
Years of tight profit margins and labor shortage led many Missouri dairies to switch to beef production.
David Englund named to succeed president and CEO Jim Farrell, who will retire Dec. 31.
Interested stakeholders invited to provide comments on draft guidance document by Nov. 15.
U.S. expected to lean on imports to meet 2020 demand.
Improvements in feed efficiency result in significant reductions in ammonia levels and manure nutrient content.
MOU will create new opportunities for agricultural education in animal food industry.