China Eyes US Poultry, Pork Imports in Trade Talks: Sources

China would likely lift a ban on U.S. poultry as part of a trade deal and may buy more pork to meet a growing supply deficit, but it is not willing to allow a prohibited growth drug used in roughly half the U.S. hog herd, two sources with knowledge of the negotiations said.

Cattlemen’s Beef Board Names Hanes as New CEO

The Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board (CBB) has named Gregory Hanes of Colorado as their new chief executive officer, effective June 17, 2019.

PathProven from Performance Food Group Providing First-Ever DNA Trace Back System from Farm to Plate in North America

April 18, 2019 Performance Food Group

Nearly 93 percent of all consumers are more likely to be loyal to a brand when it commits to full transparency, according to a 2017 Label Insights study from the Food Marketing Institute1. The survey also revealed 74 percent of consumers would switch from the brands they usually buy to ones that provide more in-depth product information beyond the physical packaging.

$ 20M JBS Global Food Innovation Center Opens on Colorado State University Campus

April 17, 2019 JBS USA

The JBS Global Food Innovation Center In Honor of Gary & Kay Smith officially opened on the Colorado State University campus Tuesday, April 9, when JBS USA CEO Andre Nogueira cut the ribbon on the $20 million state-of-the-art facility.

Stryve Biltong Raises $ 16.5MM in Series B Funding

April 17, 2019 Stryve Biltong

Stryve Biltong announced today a $16.5 Million Series B investment. The round was led by Meaningful Partners, Pendyne Capital and Murano Group. Stryve Biltong is on a rapid growth trajectory in the meat snacks category and in just over a year has become the undisputed leader in biltong snacks.