Chickens perish, waste lagoons collapse, flooding continues

Sanderson Farms reports loss of broilers: Sanderson Farms, one of the country’s largest poultry producers, said in a notice to investors Monday that at least 1.7 million of its chickens had perished in North Carolina after dozens of broiler houses and other facilities...

Hurricane Florence may disrupt supply chains

Freight market may be washed out: Hurricane Florence is expected to disrupt freight markets, possibly disrupting supply chains and throwing the market off balance. According to FreightWaves, the storm could wreak havoc on spot rates and capacity in the market....

Will rising carbon dioxide levels make crops less nutritious?

Reductions of protein, iron and zinc expected: Harvard researchers say rising levels of carbon dioxide could make crops less nutritious and damage the health of hundreds of millions of people, with those living in some of the world’s poorest regions likely to be...

Drought in Europe means bad harvests, shriveled grassland

Supplies in exporting countries may also be eroded: Severe weather in Europe has coincided with adverse growing conditions in other major grain producing zones such as Russia and Australia, raising the risk that supplies in exporting countries will be eroded to their...