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19 June 2019
View news from United States 'Its Time to Reform US Dairy Industry,' Says NFU
US - June is National Dairy Month, making it a good time to highlight the important role family dairies play in the global food system, while also reflecting on the economic difficulties that America’s dairy farmers are currently facing....
View news from United States Seaweed Feed Additive Cuts Livestock Methane but Poses Questions
US - Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change....
14 June 2019
View news from United States USDA Announces Kansas City Region as New NIFA, ERS Site; NFU Disappointed by Lack of Transparency and Public Input
US - Ten months after introducing a plan to relocate and reorganise two major agricultural research agencies, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced that it will move the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Economic...
13 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Trade Volumes Ebbing in May
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., the tide of feeder cattle trade volumes during May was ebbing following high marks in April....
11 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Cattle Futures Hit Hard Again in W23/2019
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that cattle futures were hit hard again last week....
06 June 2019
View news from United States Hearing Highlights Implications of ERS, NIFA Relocation for Agri Research
US - During a hearing held yesterday by the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, key stakeholders expressed concerns about the current and potential ramifications of reorganising and relocating two major agricultural...
View news from United States Consumers Want Food Labelling Details Spoon-fed
US - In 2016, Congress passed a federal mandate requiring manufacturers to label bioengineered foods. Since then, industry leaders have been searching for quick and easily accessible methods for sharing information about how and why a product was bioengineered,...
04 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Live Cattle Futures Steady to Slightly Higher for Most of W22
US - A Memorial Day shortened work week has not been an impediment to the chaos that washed over the food and agriculture markets this week, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
31 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Ample Supplies of Lean Beef So Far in 2019
US - Supplies of lean beef so far in 2019 have been ample, boosted by increases in both beef and dairy cow slaughter and a small increase in beef imports, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
30 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Livestock Producers Pay Close Attention to Grain Markets
US - Grain markets have been in a frenzy in recent days as market participants come to terms with the fact that a good portion of the corn crop has yet to be planted, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States New Vision for Genomics in Animal Agriculture
US - Iowa State University researchers are part of a team that designed a new vision for animal genomics research into the next decade. The blueprint they created could help scientists and farmers meet the needs of a growing global population while improving...
View news from United States Model Identifies High-risk Areas for Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle
US - Researchers have combined two separate computer models to identify areas at highest risk for outbreaks of lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) in cattle. ...
29 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Bullish Cattle on Feed Report
US - Analysts on average were expecting placements to be up 13.5 percent compared to a year ago, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
24 May 2019
View news from United States USDA Announces Details of Trade Assistance Package; NFU Urges Adoption of Supply Management Policies
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday released initial details for a trade assistance package to support family farmers and ranchers struggling with oversupply and low prices due to international trade conflicts. ...
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 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....
13 May 2019
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. ...
08 May 2019
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....
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....
24 April 2019
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 USDA Announces Enhancements to Livestock, Dairy Insurance Programmes
US - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) yesterday announced several enhancements to insurance programmes that will provide a more efficient level of coverage for livestock and dairy producers. ...
22 April 2019
View news from United States Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN - The Farmer Stewards: Rick Clark Land and Cattle and Brad and Cathy Reece
When farmers take steps to improve air, soil and water quality, it not only has a positive impact on their communities, but also on their farm businesses and on the planet....
 
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