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Robert Burgdorfer

Drought spurs ethanol push-back; World Bank watchful

Jul 30 2012

The debate over using crops for fuel burst back onto the political stage on Monday as U.S. ranchers and poultry producers sought "a little help" from the government by waiving its ethanol mandate in the face of a dire drought.

"Pink slime" may force BPI corporate staff cuts

May 08 2012

CHICAGO Beef Products Inc, the leading U.S. producer of a lean ground beef filler that critics have dubbed "pink slime," said Tuesday that the media furor that led it to close three of its four plants and lay off 650 people could also result in cuts to its corporate staff.

"Pink slime" may force BPI corporate staff cuts

May 08 2012

CHICAGO, May 8 Beef Products Inc, the leading U.S. producer of a lean ground beef filler that critics have dubbed "pink slime," said Tuesday that the media furor that led it to close three of its four plants and lay off 650 people could also result in cuts to its corporate staff.

Beef prices going higher, JBS says

Mar 14 2012

CHICAGO U.S. consumers, already cringing at high beef prices, can expect even more expensive meat later this year due to the smallest cattle herd in more than 50 years, the chief executive of one of the nation's largest meat companies said on Wednesday.

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