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27 July 2018
View news from United States CME: Feedlot Placements Down from First Six Months of 2017
US - Placements of cattle into feedlots with capacities over 1000 head were up 1 per cent in June from a year earlier, according to USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS)....
View news from United States President Urged to Support USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat
US - Yesterday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and other leading organizations in the animal agriculture industry ("the Barnyard") sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to ensure the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
26 July 2018
View news from United States Tariff Battle Slicing US Meat Exports
US - Iowa-based Heartland Brothers started business a few years ago with the intention to bring high-quality American meat - pork and beef - to tables in China....
25 July 2018
View news from United States CME: 1 July 'Cattle Inventory' Report Gives Peek at 2018 Calf Crop
US - The 1 July "Cattle Inventory" report was released by USDA NASS last Friday giving us a look at the 2018 calf crop, and a better idea of heifer retention plans moving forward, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Divison, Inc....
View news from United States US Announces Billions to Help Farmers Hurt by Trump Tariffs
US - The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will provide $12 billion in emergency relief to ease the pain of American farmers slammed by President Donald Trump's escalating trade disputes with China and other countries....
24 July 2018
View news from United States CME: Total Supply of COF on 1 July Higher Than a Year Ago
US - At the end of last week USDA released a number of key supply data for red meat and poultry, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
20 July 2018
View news from United States CME: LMIC Expects 2018 Calf Crop to be Higher Than Previous Year
US - If the cattle on feed report tells us about potential beef supplies in the next six months, the cattle inventory numbers offer insights about potential beef production for the next two years, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
19 July 2018
View news from United States CME: US Cattle Sales Significantly Higher Than a Year Ago
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that USDA will release two cattle inventory reports on Friday....
View news from United States US House Motion to Begin Farm Bill Conference Committee Applauded
US - The US House of Representatives has approved a motion to proceed to a conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill....
18 July 2018
View news from United States CME: Slowdown Noted in Beef Export Sales
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. provides a quick take on last week’s red meat production and sales data....
13 July 2018
View news from United States CME: Retail Beef Prices Up This Month
US - The Office of the Chief Economist released the latest WASDE yesterday, following usual protocol, updating crop acres to match the USDA NASS "Acreage" report but leaving yields on their respective trend lines, according to Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from United States Cattlemen Press for USDA Oversight at Public Meeting on Lab-Grown Fake Meat
US - Yesterday, Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), used remarks at a public meeting to advocate for US Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight of lab-grown fake meat products....
View news from United States Cheesemakers Hit by Tariff Dispute
US - Nearly 635 million kilograms of American cheese are in cold storage in the United States. That's roughly 1.8 kilos of cheese for every American, the highest amount since record-keeping began in 1917....
12 July 2018
View news from United States CME: What Changes to be Made to US Livestock, Poultry Forecasts
US - Today (Thursday, 12 July), the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report will be released, which is developed under the authority of the USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist using expertise across the agency and experts...
View news from United States 20% of Americans Responsible for Almost Half of US Food-related GHGs
US - On any given day, 20 per cent of Americans account for nearly half of US diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, and high levels of beef consumption are largely responsible, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan and...
View news from United States US Dairy Producers Fret Over Tariffs
US - Nearly 1.4 billion pounds of American cheese is in cold storage in the US. That's roughly 4 pounds of cheese for every American, the highest amount since record-keeping began in 1917....
View news from United States Montana Hopes for Beef Deal with Chinese Retail Giant Despite Trump's Trade
US - Montana officials are hoping that a blockbuster deal with Chinese retail giant JD.com to export local beef will be possible despite the US Government's escalating trade war with China....
11 July 2018
View news from United States CME: May, June Feeder Cattle Prices Able to Sustain Longest Rising Price Trend
US - Feeder cattle prices during May and June were able to sustain the longest rising price trend for the year to date, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
10 July 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Export Value in May Higher Than a Year Ago
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., USDA released the official May trade statistics on Friday....
View news from United States May Beef Exports Shatter Value Record
US - US beef exports set a new value record in May while also increasing significantly year-over-year in volume, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
View news from United States Climate Projections Suggest Lancaster County Corn Yields in Jeopardy by 2050
US - Climate projections indicate more warming will occur in the Northeast than other sections of the United States, and that has implications for corn crops and dairy farms in the region by 2050, researchers warn....
09 July 2018
View news from United States CME: US Beef Imports Higher in H1/2018
US - US beef imports were higher in the first six months of the year despite the ban on Brazilian beef that went into effect last spring. At this point there is no clear path for the resumption of those imports and it serves no purpose to speculate...
03 July 2018
View news from United States CoBank quarterly economic outlook – trade war takes a toll on ag economy
CoBank reports from Denver; discussing how new tariffs dampen the outlook for sectors across the agricultural economy in the US...
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Slaughter During W26 Higher Than a Year Ago
US - Before we review some of the production data for last week, a quick note on the Canadian tariffs on 13 billion dollars of US products. The list of US products that will be subject to a Canadian retaliatory tariffs does not include any pork items,...
View news from United States Livestock Groups Urge Swift Passage of ESA Amendments of 2018
US - The Public Lands Council (PLC), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) yesterday urged swift passage of the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018. ...
View news from United States Low-tech Food Safety Trainings Still Best for Some Audiences
US - While current training for food safety and sanitation usually incorporates high-technology presentations, such as videos and slide shows, there is still a need for low-tech approaches, according to Penn State researchers....
29 June 2018
View news from United States Land O'Lakes, California Bioenergy Partner to Advance 'Barn to Biogas'
US - Land O’Lakes, Inc. and California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio) have launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support the financing, installation and management of on-farm methane digesters to generate renewable compressed natural gas fuel in California...
28 June 2018
View news from United States CME: COF Report on High Side of Analysts' Pre-report Estimates
US - Last Friday, USDA-NASS released the "Cattle on Feed" report providing an updated look at feedlots with a capacity greater than 1000 head. The inventory came in on the high side of analysts’ pre-report estimates, showed marketings equal to expectations,...
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