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23 May 2019
View news from United States Farm, Food & Rural Groups Support Ag Merger Moratorium Bills
US - Yesterday, a broad-based coalition of 219 farm, food, rural, faith and consumer advocacy organisations delivered a letter to Congress endorsing food and agribusiness merger moratorium bills introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jon Tester...
21 May 2019
View news from United States 150,000 Growers and 16 Million Acres Impacted by US Midwest Flooding
The Midwest flooding crisis has already damaged grain and potentially many grain bin structures and is expected to present problems into July, impacting the current planting season. ...
17 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Grocery Store Beef Prices in April Mixed
US - Grocery store beef prices in April were mixed, based on data from USDA-Economic Research Service (ERS) calculations derived from the Bureau of Labor monthly consumer price survey, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NFU Urges Congress to Halt Relocation, Reorganisation of Research Agencies
US - Despite concerns about how it would affect the quality, quantity, and objectivity of agricultural research, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rushing forward with plans to move the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the...
16 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Prices Take a Tumble
US - Feeder cattle prices have tumbled in the last four weeks, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Trade Assistance Must Help All Affected Farmers, NFU Says
US - Following the recent escalation of trade tensions between China and the United States that will likely exacerbate the erosion of agricultural export markets and further depress commodity prices, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected...
15 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Weather Plays Major Role in Dressed Cattle Weights
US - Cattle dressed weights rose above a year ago for the week ending 20 April after 22 weeks straight of weights coming in below 2018’s, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Q1 Beef Exports below Last Year’s Pace
US - For the first quarter of 2019, US beef exports were slightly below last year’s record pace, according to March data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
14 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef Production for 2019 Projected to Rise
US - USDA issued last week its first forecasts for meat supplies/prices in 2020, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cargill Invests in Cultured Meat Company
US - The demand for protein is expected to grow 70 percent over the next 30 years as the global population increases significantly. With an eye to complementing its focus on animal protein, Cargill announced today it will invest in Aleph Farms, a cultured...
13 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Higher Beef Prices Likely to be Cause of Slowdown in Shipments During Q1/2019
US - Market focus remains on ongoing trade talks between US and China. But it is still important to stay in tune with fundamentals, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Farmers Need Lifeboat to Survive Low Prices, Oversupply Caused by Trade War
US - On the heels of unsuccessful trade negotiations with China, the White House was expected to increase tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods early Friday morning. ...
10 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Weekly Report for Beef Viewed as Bullish
US - The regular weekly export report for beef and pork was released yesterday and we viewed the report as neutral for the pork complex and bullish for beef, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual
US - An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry....
View news from United States Beef Demand and Cattle Prices
Cattle prices are derived from the total value that consumers place on beef products, writes Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Livestock Marketing Specialist. ...
09 May 2019
View news from United States Spring Health Strategies to Turn Up Performance in Calves
For cattle producers, a successful cow/calf program starts in the spring. That’s critically important this year, given the harsh winter that cattle across the country faced, writes Kevin Hill, D.V.M., technical services manager, Merck Animal Health....
08 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Wholesale Beef Prices Under Pressure During W17, W18
US - Wholesale beef prices have come under some pressure in the last two weeks, negatively impacting the fed cattle values, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Sensor can Detect Spoiled Milk Before Opening
US - Expiration dates on milk could eventually become a thing of the past with new sensor technology from Washington State University scientists....
03 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Slaughter Cow Prices Up Sharply in late April
US - Slaughter (cull) cow prices jumped sharply in late April, which was surprising relative to normal season price trends for cows at this time of year, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
02 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Choice Boxed Beef Prices Strong During W1-W17/2019
US - Choice boxed beef prices have been strong in the first 17 weeks of 2019, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Several Factors Affect Cattle Industry in 2019
US - Tight hay stocks, poor feedlot performance, and strong winter storms have taken its toll on many throughout the cattle industry this year, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Chronic Oversupply, Depressed Prices Plague Dairy Industry
US - In response to sustained depressed milk prices, chronic oversupply, farm-level consolidation, and a wave of farm closures, the US House Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture yesterday held a hearing on the state of the dairy economy....
30 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Total Commercial Cattle Slaughter in March Down
US - The official USDA-NASS statistics for US beef, pork and poultry production were released last week, which allows us to finalise the numbers for Q1 supplies, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
25 April 2019
View news from United States CME: US Beef Exports from Jan-March Down Compared to 2018
US - The regular weekly update on US beef and pork exports was published this morning and below we offer a brief recap, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
24 April 2019
View news from United States CME: Red Meat, Poultry Report Likely Construed as Bullish
US - The total inventory of beef, pork, chicken and turkey at the end of March was 2.373 billion pounds, 1.5 percent lower than a year ago but still 7.6 percent higher than the five year average, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Extended performance of 200-day implant delivers opportunity for grazing cattle
Operating as an extension of their customers’ ranches and taking a “pure investor” approach to the cattle business makes the decision to implant cattle on grass a no-brainer for Maurice Janda, the feedyard manager at Graham Land & Cattle Co....
23 April 2019
View news from United States CME: COF Primary Report Stats Mostly In-line with Pre-report Estimates
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a monthly "Cattle on Feed" report last Thursday. The primary report statistics were mostly in-line with industry pre-report estimates, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division,...
View news from United States February Exports Below Year-Ago Levels for US Beef
US - February exports of US pork and beef fell below last year’s levels while lamb exports trended higher, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
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