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  • May 4- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, reported a 10.5 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by the acquisition of Jimmy Dean sausage maker Hillshire Brands Co.. Net income attributable to Tyson Foods rose to $310 million, or 75 cents per share, in the second quarter ended March 28, from $213 million, or 60 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 30- Maple Leaf Foods reported a profit on an adjusted basis after six quarters due to lower operating costs as the Canadian meat processor worked through its plan to upgrade its plants. As part of its plan to focus on its meat operations, Maple Leaf, sold its bakery business, Canada Bread Co, to Mexico's Grupo Bimbo last year. Net loss from continuing operations...

  • Maple Leaf Foods reports adjusted profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    April 30- Maple Leaf Foods reported a quarterly profit on an adjusted basis due to lower operating costs as the Canadian meat processor worked through a plan to replace older meat plants. Net loss from continuing operations narrowed to C $2.8 million, or 2 Canadian cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from C $124.6 million, or 89 Canadian cents per...

  • CHICAGO, April 10- Sales of human antibiotics in the United States for use in livestock jumped by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, federal regulators said on Friday, although recent statements by producers suggest those figures could be dropping. Companies such as Tyson Foods Inc and Perdue Farms have said in the past year, however, they have either reduced or...

  • CHICAGO, April 10- Sales of medically important antibiotics in the United States for use in livestock jumped by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, federal regulators reported on Friday, data that is sure to fuel concern that bacteria infecting humans could grow more resistant to the drugs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that domestic sales and...

  • U.S. meat industry buying more human antibiotics -FDA Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 11:39 AM ET

    CHICAGO, April 10- Sales of medically important antibiotics in the United States for use in livestock jumped by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, federal regulators reported on Friday, data that is sure to feed the national debate about the growth of drug-resistant bacteria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that domestic sales and distribution...

  • MUMBAI, Feb 25- Hindu nationalists in India have stepped up attacks on the country's beef industry, seizing trucks with cattle bound for abattoirs and blockading meat processing plants in a bid to halt the trade in the world's second-biggest exporter. "We are doing everything legally, but these people harass us and disrupt our work for no reason," said Mohammad...

  • MUMBAI, Feb 25- Hindu nationalists in India have stepped up attacks on the country's beef industry, seizing trucks with cattle bound for abattoirs and blockading meat processing plants in a bid to halt the trade in the world's second-biggest exporter. "We are doing everything legally, but these people harass us and disrupt our work for no reason," said Mohammad...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- Three senators on Thursday introduced a bill to overhaul the U.S. government's controversial sugar program, aiming to lower price-support levels and change domestic supply restrictions. The sugar program has cost consumers more than $14 billion since 2008, Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Republican Senators Mark...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 10- A deal reached with the United States in December to limit Mexican sugar exports is not ideal, but preferable to entering into a bitter trade dispute, Mexican economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday. "It is obviously not an ideal, which would have allowed us to export as much as we wanted, but it was what was possible," said Guajardo, whose...

  • Monsanto plants its seed into farming Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:45 AM ET
    Monsanto plants its seed into farming

    Agriculture company Monsanto is set to report its Q1 earnings this week. Michael Cox, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray, discusses the company and how it's bringing new technology to South America.

  • Taste for imports drives up Japan's grocery bill Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    Yen weakness is driving up the cost of Japan's food imports, but analysts say pinched pocketbooks won't slow consumers' taste for meals from overseas.

  • China slowdown is an opportunity: Huiyuan Juice Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 8:23 PM ET
    China slowdown is an opportunity: Huiyuan Juice

    Zhu Xinli, Chairman at China Huiyuan Juice Group, the largest privately owned juice producer in the country, describes the firm's strategy amid the economy's structural adjustment.

  • Tyson Foods profit beats expectations Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 9:36 AM ET
    Tyson Foods

    Tyson Foods, the largest U.S. meat processor, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit. Tyson Foods shares were up 5 percent.

  • Fruit recall widens on possible Listeria outbreak Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:31 PM ET

    A California-based stone fruit producer, who ships to retailers including Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods, has expanded its stone fruit recall.

  • Swine virus could shrink pork supply: Tyson Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    Tyson Foods said it expects pork supplies to drop 2-4 percent this fiscal year, raising wholesale prices, as a pig virus spreads.

  • Fonterra: N.Z. will launch an investigation Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 10:50 PM ET
    Fonterra: N.Z. will launch an investigation

    Tim Groser, trade minister of New Zealand. speaks exclusively to CNBC's Cash Flow about the Fonterra botulism scare.

  • Biting into the BLT economy Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 10:52 AM ET
    Biting into the BLT economy

    Iceburg lettuce prices have come to a head, says CNBC's Jane Wells, following a story that may affect your favorite sandwich.

  • Smithfield Deal: Politics vs. Pork Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 2:35 PM ET

    Smithfield Foods CEO Larry Pope defended his company's $4.7 billion sale to China's Shanghui international on Capitol Hill. Criticism of the deal led one Republican senator to suggest that Smitfield was "a victim of a Communist Chinese plot." CNBC's Jane Wells filed this report.

  • Can Agriculture Stocks Grow? Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:53 PM ET
    Can Agriculture Stocks Grow?

    How the agriculture business may perform this summer, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.