Pilgrim's Pride Returns To A 1st-Quarter Profit

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. returned to profitability in its fiscal first quarter as it lowered expenses. Last year's quarter was weighed down by restructuring charges and other factors.

US Beef Packers Back In The Black As Grilling Season Starts

April 30, 2012 Theopolis Waters, Reuters

U.S. beef packer profits are back in the black for the first time in seven months as the onset of spring has boosted demand for steaks and hamburgers that will headline backyard cookouts.

Derek Christiansen Joins Wixon As Protein Technical Account Manager

April 30, 2012 Wixon

Derek Christiansen has been named Protein Technical Account Manager for Wixon, a manufacturer of seasonings, flavors, and technologies for the food, beverage, and meat industries.

Senators Set To Noodle For Catfish Inspection Program In Farm Bill

April 30, 2012 Erik Wasson, The Hill

As the 2012 farm bill moves to the Senate floor, a scuffle has intensified over the inspection of catfish. The battle pits the southern catfish industry and its supporters against a wider coalition of agriculture groups and fiscal conservatives.

Fishermen Face 80% Cut On Georges Bank Yellowtail Quota

An 80 percent cut to the catch of yellowtail flounder in prime New England fishing grounds is set to deal a vicious blow to a fishing industry already edging toward ruin.