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P.J. Huffstutter

U.S. farmers face supply shortages, higher costs after Hurricane Ida

Sep 22 2021

CHICAGO Troy Walker's phone will not stop ringing at his Kansas farm cooperative, with growers needing fertilizer for their wheat fields in the coming months.

Power outages slash U.S. Gulf Coast grain exports even as river reopens

Sep 07 2021

CHICAGO Grain exports from U.S. Gulf Coast terminals in southern Louisiana remained severely limited on Tuesday, even after the U.S. Coast Guard reopened the lower Mississippi River to shipping traffic over the weekend.

U.S. Gulf Coast grain exports remain crippled by Ida as harvest nears

Sep 03 2021

Much of Louisiana Gulf Coast grain exporting capacity remained shuttered on Friday, as flooding and power outages from Hurricane Ida continue to cripple exports from the busiest U.S. grain shipping port, a state official said.

More grain terminals found damaged by Ida, exports may stall for weeks

Sep 01 2021

CHICAGO (Reuters) -Grain shippers on the U.S. Gulf Coast reported more damage from Hurricane Ida to their terminals on Wednesday as Cargill Inc confirmed damage to a second facility, while power outages across southern Louisiana kept all others shuttered.

As U.S. pork plant speeds up slaughtering, workers report more injuries

Feb 19 2021

CHICAGO One of America's leading pig slaughterhouses is running faster than ever as meatpackers hustle to keep pork in grocery stores during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plant worker Hector Ixquier says it's time to slow down.

'I just couldn't be silent': How American women decided the 2020 presidential race

Nov 07 2020

By Mica Rosenberg, Gabriella Borter, P.J. Huffstutter, Mimi Dwyer and Chris Kahn

U.S. House agriculture leader loses election, unsettling Midwest farm sector

Nov 04 2020

CHICAGO Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, House Agriculture Committee chair, failed to win re-election in Minnesota on Tuesday, a loss some agriculture leaders said could hurt the Midwest grain belt.

Biden farms for crucial votes in Trump Country

Oct 30 2020

By planting a sign in early October supporting Joe Biden on a country road near her Minnesota dairy farm, Meg Stuedemann initially stood out from her neighbors.

USDA funds $1 million research project studying COVID-19 in U.S. beef supply chain

Sep 25 2020

CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a $1 million research project to identify how the virus that causes COVID-19 might be transmitted in the nation's beef supply chain, from cattle on the farm to the packages of meat inside a person's refrigerator.

USDA funds $1 mln research project studying COVID-19 in U.S. beef supply chain

Sep 25 2020

CHICAGO, Sept 25 The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a $1 million research project to identify how the virus that causes COVID-19 might be transmitted in the nation's beef supply chain, from cattle on the farm to the packages of meat inside a person's refrigerator.

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