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27 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: rising beef prices buoy live cattle futures
US live cattle futures rose on 26 January for a fourth straight session, with deferred months setting life-of-contract highs....
26 January 2021
View news from United States President Biden moves to address food insecurity through executive order
President Joe Biden has signed an executive order (EO) that increases food assistance for families missing meals due to school closures and gives additional funding for SNAP....
View news from United States Foreign Animal Diseases of Concern: Foot and Mouth Disease
Although the United States has not had foot and mouth disease (FMD) since 1929, it’s still affecting livestock elsewhere around the world — and that could return it here....
25 January 2021
View news from United States Next Few Months Critical to Spring Fertility
Getting management of the suckler cow right in the January to April period will be critical in determining the success of the 2021 breeding season. Most Spring calving suckler cows are either just freshly calved or will calve in the next 8-12 weeks. Aidan...
View news from United States Thinking about retirement and your legacy of the land
As the sun sets on another taxing day at the farm and you begin to think about the future, do you have a plan for the next steps? ...
22 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures surge ahead of USDA Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures gained on 21 January ahead of a closely watched monthly Cattle on Feed report, due on 22 January from the USDA....
View news from United States JBS offers $100 to employees who get COVID-19 vaccine
Meatpacker JBS USA and poultry company Pilgrim’s Price Corp say that they will pay $100 to US employees who voluntarily receive a COVID-19 vaccine....
View news from United States Biden begins presidency with executive actions on climate change and immigration
In his first hours as president, Joe Biden issued multiple executive orders and policy proposals that will affect the farm sector. ...
21 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures slip ahead of monthly USDA report
US live cattle futures fell on 20 January as traders anticipate a decline in cattle placements in the monthly Cattle on Feed report, but feeder futures benefit from lower feed-grain futures....
View news from United States US NFU welcomes new Biden-Harris Administration
The NFU stands ready to work with the incoming administration. ...
View news from United States USDA announces new staff appointments
Read the list of individuals who will hold senior staff positions at the USDA as part of the new Biden administration. ...
20 January 2021
View news from United States USDA issues a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on animal biotechnology and gene editing
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has signed a MOU that puts the Department of Agriculture as the chief regulator over farm animal biotechnology and gene editing. ...
View news from United States US NFU congratulates Dr Jewel Bronaugh on her nomination as Deputy Secretary for the USDA
If confirmed, Dr Bronaugh would be the first Black woman to hold the position at the US Agriculture Department. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures gain ground ahead of monthly USDA report
US live cattle futures strengthened on 19 January as traders began positioning ahead of the 22 January monthly Cattle of Feed report from the USDA....
18 January 2021
View news from United States NCBA warns cattle producers to take additional precautions to ward off FMD
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is calling for continued vigilance after an additional outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was reported in Namibia. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise on bargain buying
US live cattle futures rose on 15 January on some bargain buying but still posted their first weekly loss in five weeks....
15 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures falter as corn prices surge
US feeder cattle futures fell on 14 January, retreating back towards a three-month low on prospects for increased input costs for farmers due to skyrocketing corn prices....
14 January 2021
View news from United States CoBank Quarterly: Probable Boost in Fiscal Spending Lifts Grain and Livestock Outlook
The coronavirus still dominates the economy and continues to impact rural industries, but with vaccines rolling out, the virus will slowly loosen its grip in 2021. ...
View news from United States Boehringer welcomes new leadership
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, a leading provider of medicine for pets, horses and livestock, announces leadership transition and welcomes Randolph Legg as its US President....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures end mixed on concerns about feed costs
Nearby US cattle futures weakened on 13 January, weighed down by prospects for rising feed costs due to higher prices for corn, soybeans and wheat....
13 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures end mixed as cash markets weaken
US cattle futures ended mixed on 12 January as traders weighed sluggish cash markets and soaring feed costs....
12 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures fall on profit-taking and technical selling
US cattle futures sank on 11 January in a profit-taking and technical selling setback amid concerns about weakening US demand for cattle and beef....
View news from United States Smithfield suspends US federal campaign donations
Smithfield Foods has suspended federal campaign donations after the US Capitol riot on 6 December....
11 January 2021
View news from United States US safety regulators ignored workers’ COVID-19 complaints amid deadly outbreaks
An in-depth report from Reuters has identified a consistent pattern of COVID-19 safety complaints from workers being ignored by local, state and federal regulators, leading to slipshod responses to outbreaks and worker deaths....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures fall lower on technical selling
US cattle futures drifted lower on 8 January on light technical selling, with the spot February contract pressured as speculators rolled long positions into forward months....
08 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures end mixed while feeder futures firm as rally in corn prices stalls
US cattle futures closed narrowly mixed on 7 January with the spot February contract drifting lower in range-bound trade, awaiting direction from cash markets....
07 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures inch lower as traders weigh slowed meat processing
Live cattle futures fell on 6 January as traders considered declining beef cut-out values against expected tighter market-ready cattle supplies in the second quarter of the year....
View news from United States Smithfield Foods prepares for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to US employees
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, says it is actively preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to employees and has medical capabilities at its US plants....
 
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