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17 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures reach four-month high
Live cattle futures on the CME rose on 16 July to four-month highs as steady to firmer cash cattle prices indicate progress in the cattle backlog....
View news from United States Farmers, rural communities and hospitals need more support to weather pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic continues to overwhelm rural hospitals, upend the agricultural economy, and interrupt daily life as we know it, making it clear that family farmers and rural communities require additional support to withstand these trying times....
16 July 2020
View news from United States Michigan sets new standards for meat processors
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued an executive order laying out more guidelines and safety standards for meatpacking and poultry processing plants in Michigan....
View news from United States NCBA hits back at new Burger King campaign
NCBA CEO Colin Woodall highlights the misleading claims of Burger King's #CowsMenu campaign....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rise on improving cash values
US live cattle futures closed higher on 15 July as the nearby August contract showed signs of firmer cash cattle prices and technical buying....
View news from United States US meat processing continues to lag
Pig, poultry and beef processing continued at a lower level through May, according to recent reports released by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), but it wasn’t because of COVID-19-related closures, according to the University...
15 July 2020
View news from United States Iowa farm billionaire's companies receive US pandemic aid
Iowa-based seed companies owned or partially owned by billionaire Harry Stine won approval for at least six loans from the US Paycheck Protection Program....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sink as demand contracts
US live cattle futures fell on 14 July for a second straight session, dragged down by weak wholesale beef prices and worries about consumer demand....
14 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise in response to low corn price
US live cattle futures rose on 13 July, responding to signals in the grain markets....
View news from United States Economic recovery in US dependent on virus control and consumer confidence
The severity of COVID-19-related economic disruptions varies widely among rural and agricultural market sectors, and is underpinned by consumer uncertainty. ...
View news from United States Report details pandemic losses to California farms, ranches
Pandemic-related losses to California farms, ranches and agricultural businesses will range between $5.9 billion and $8.6 billion this year, according to an economic study....
13 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures advanced as grain prices fall
US live cattle futures jumped on 10 July as prices for corn used to feed livestock tumbled....
View news from United States Will feeding silage to lactating cows give my calves scours?
Many cow-calf producers in Nebraska have become accustomed to using distillers grains as a source of both protein and energy to help meet the nutritional needs of lactating cows from calving until green grass is available, writes Dave Ostdiek University...
10 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures make modest gains
US live cattle futures closed slightly higher on 9 July on expectations for steady and stronger cash cattle prices for the week....
View news from United States RAMP UP Act promises to strengthen regional meat processors across the US
New bipartisan legislation aims to expand the capacity of small and medium-sized meat processors and strengthen the US meat supply chain. ...
09 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: futures and boxed beef prices weaken
US live and feeder cattle futures weakened on 8 July alongside prices for boxed beef....
08 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: abundant livestock supplies push cattle futures lower
US cattle futures ended mostly lower on 7 July following pressure from abundant supplies....
View news from United States CDC report reveals extent of COVID-19 impact on meat plant workers
A new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the heavy toll COVID-19 took on meat plant workers in April and May....
07 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures surge to two-month high
US live cattle futures reached a two-month high on 6 July on follow-through buying from last week....
06 July 2020
View news from United States Watch Out for Poisonous Weeds in Hay and Pasture
Noxious and toxic weeds are always a concern to livestock producers. Whether these weeds present themselves in hay or pastures, the only real way to know if they are present is to scout and know the risk, writes Justin Brackenrich, Penn State University...
04 July 2020
View news from United States Renderers welcome increased trade from USMCA
The United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) went into full force this week, marking the start of a new chapter for North American trade and leading to greater reciprocal fair trade among these nations. ...
03 July 2020
View news from United States NCBA welcomes legislation to improve US meat processing capacity
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) supports legislation that would improve US meat processing capacity and shore up supply chains. ...
02 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rise as new quarter opens
US live cattle futures closed higher on 1 July on technical and speculative buying at the start of a new month and new quarter....
View news from United States USMCA hailed as a huge win for US agriculture
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect on 1 July, replacing NAFTA. ...
01 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sink as corn prices skyrocket
US cattle futures drifted lower on 30 June, facing pressure from a surge in Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn futures that will likely squeeze profit margins for livestock producers....
30 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures make modest gains after last week’s slides
US live cattle futures closed slightly higher on 29 June, bouncing back from early declines and firming on technical buying before the end of the month and quarter....
29 June 2020
View news from United States Trade group reports that US food suppliers are foregoing China contracts over COVID-19 hurdles
An industry group representing US agriculture producers says that Chinese demands that overseas suppliers guarantee that their shipments are free from COVID-19 contamination are making some shippers forego trading with China....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures dip, reacting to pressure from the hog market and restaurant closures
CME live cattle futures dropped on 26 June as traders faced questions about beef demand as COVID-19-related restaurant closures appear more likely....
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