Beef

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A new trade deal with Japan could soon help out dairymen, cattlemen, corn and wheat farmers, among many others.


Where’s the beef? Not in China.

President Trump’s escalating trade beef with China has frozen plans to sell more Montana steaks, hamburgers and jerky to Chinese consumers.

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The escalating trade tensions with China are not only impacting the national economy – they’re hitting Idaho businesses.

Simplot Joins Texas Company To Open Idaho Beef Processing Plant

Jan 6, 2015
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The J.R. Simplot Company is partnering with a Texas-based company to build a 300,000-square-foot beef processing facility near Kuna, Idaho, creating up to 600 new jobs.

Simplot and Caviness Beef Packers announced Tuesday it expects to open in the fall of 2016, pending regulatory approval.

In a press release, Simplot officials say the processing plant will be called CS Beef Packers, LLC. The two companies say they're investing $100 million to build the facility.

We’ve all heard of the Western Gold Rush. But how about the Northwest cattle rush?

Tests results this week confirmed mad cow disease in California.  This announcement could have an economic impact on Idaho’s beef industry.