A roundup of news, reports, and research on agribusiness and related issues.
- Cargill opens expanded $34m feed mill at Texas site | Feednavigator.com
A renovated Cargill feed production facility in Temple, Texas has gone live; it has been expanded to 70,000 square feet to address feed demand in the region.
- Inside the little-known world of flavorists, who are trying to make plant-based meat taste like the real thing | Washingtonpost.com
These new foods are the opposite of whole foods. Some nutritionists and food industry leaders are wondering if the food system is being led astray by foods that need their flavor and appeal inserted industrially.
- China trade deal in sight | Agweb.com
The Trump Administration said the U.S. aims to sign “Phase One” deal this month (possibly in Iowa). China’s Xinhua News Agency said U.S. and China had reached a “consensus on principles” during Friday’s phone call.
The farmers just can't catch a break with the weather. Nationwide, the corn crop was 41% harvested as of Sunday and soybeans were 62% collected. The slowest pace in a decade.
- Tyson breaks ground on $300M pork and beef plant in Utah | Porkbusiness.com
Tyson Foods broke ground on a $300-million dollar meat packaging plant in Eagle Mountain, Utah, on Tuesday. This is Tyson’s first “case operation” in the west, local reports say.