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26 June 2020
View news from United States COVID-19 has killed 93 meat plant workers across the US
UFCW, the largest meatpacking union in the US, reports that at least 65 meatpacking employees and 28 food processing workers have died from the novel coronavirus....
View news from United States FDA and USDA issue joint statement on import restrictions and COVID-19
USDA and FDA reiterate that there is no evidence of people contracting the novel coronavirus from food or food packaging. ...
25 June 2020
View news from United States US Senators grill meatpackers over exports to China during coronavirus crisis
Two Senate Democrats are questioning America’s top meatpackers to disclose how much pork, beef and chicken they shipped to China during the coronavirus outbreak before the end of the month....
View news from United States US agents seize nearly 10 tonnes of illegal meat at California port
US Customs officials have intercepted prohibited pork, chicken, beef and duck product arriving from China at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. ...
View news from United States US NFU advocates for carbon markets
NFU President Rob Larew testifies before Senate Agriculture Committee on the Growing Climate Solutions Act, saying that carbon markets contribute to the financial and environmental stability of family farm agriculture. ...
24 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures firm as cold storage supplies decline
US live cattle futures rose on 23 June after two sessions of declines....
23 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures close lower as supply backlog weighs on industry
Live cattle futures closed lower on 22 June after the USDA Cattle on Feed report showed supplies and placements above trade expectations, but below marketing estimates....
View news from United States Significant fall in US frozen beef supplies as COVID-19 jacks up meat prices
The USDA and livestock analysts report that US inventories of frozen beef showed significant drops last month....
22 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures drop before release of USDA Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures fell on Friday as ranches contend with prolonged cattle supply bottlenecks despite slaughterhouses reopening....
View news from United States Where is animal microbiome research headed?
Mike Kogut, research microbiologist with USDA, talked to researchers about the future of the animal microbiome recently at the Animal Microbiome and Nutritional Health Congress in Chicago....
19 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures and beef prices tumble
US live cattle futures fell on 18 June as commodities and boxed beef prices face increasing pressure from rebounding production....
View news from United States Take a proactive approach to beef and dairy heat stress
Heat stress costs dairy and beef producers hundreds of millions each year. Proactive measures implemented before an extreme heat event can reduce immediate and long-term impacts of heat stress in ruminants....
18 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures mixed as traders await USDA report
CME live cattle futures were mixed on 17 June....
17 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise as demand firms
CME live cattle futures rose on 16 June as the market showed hints of increased demand from meat packers....
16 June 2020
View news from United States US meatpacking workers hesitant to return to work despite executive order
US meatpacking unions report that scores of employees remain off the job due to either quarantine or fears of contracting COVID-19, despite an order from President Trump mandating their return to work....
View news from United States CME update: livestock futures rise as meat production grows
US live cattle futures rose on 15 June after falling to their lowest price in more than a month last week....
15 June 2020
View news from United States USDA announces modernisation blueprint for the US Forest Service
USDA outlines plans to modernise approach to US national forests and grasslands....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures dip to one-month low
US live cattle futures dropped to their lowest price in more than a month on 12 June....
12 June 2020
View news from United States Action against JBS, Cargill, Tyson and National Beef alleges price inflation to consumers
The four largest beef packers in the US – National Beef, JBS USA, Tyson and Cargill – are at the centre of a class action lawsuit filed by Central Grocers that alleges cattle market manipulation....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures dip as beef supply increases
US live cattle futures sank on 11 June as beef production and processing rebounds....
11 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures are stuck in a trading range as the US economy reopens
US live cattle futures fall after setting a one-week high on 9 June....
10 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures continue to rally
US live cattle futures set a one-week high on 9 June, rebounding from last week’s losses....
View news from United States Republicans urge USDA to loosen regulations on meat production
Six Republican lawmakers on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee have asked the Department of Agriculture to ease regulations on meat processors, saying that the rules make it harder for smaller companies to compete....
View news from United States US NFU Foundation celebrates young agricultural leaders with scholarships
The National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) has announced the 2020 recipients of the Hubert K and JoAnn Seymour and Stanley Moore Scholarships. ...
09 June 2020
View news from United States How to replenishing depleted feed inventories
After a daunting 2019 forage harvest, dairy and beef producers face low forage inventories, but opportunities abound for filling in the gaps....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures stabilise amid further fall in beef prices
US live cattle futures stabilised on 8 June, reversing last week’s falls....
08 June 2020
View news from United States USDA issues first CFAP payments to farmers
The USDA and Farm Service Agency have issued the first round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Programme payments to farmers, approving more than $545 million to producers who have applied for the programme. ...
View news from United States NCBA welcomes new emergency grazing legislation
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association applauds the introduction of the bipartisan PASTURE (Pandemic Authority Suitable to Utilise Reserve Easements) Act of 2020. ...
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