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08 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures fall as slaughter pace normalises
US live cattle futures fell on 5 June as prices for market-ready cattle ease and packer profit margins decline....
05 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: economic optimism gives bump to cattle futures
US live cattle futures firm for a second day on 4 June on technical buying and hopes of an economic upswing....
View news from United States US NFU backs Carbon Credit Verifier Certification Bill
A bipartisan bill that helps provide certainty to farmers who adopt climate-friendly practices has been introduced to the US Senate. ...
04 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise after a three-session slide
US live cattle futures rose slightly on bargain buying after a slump earlier this week....
View news from United States Pandemic continues to hammer US farmer sentiment
COVID-19 continues to impact farmer sentiment around the country as the majority of producers indicate an additional economic assistance bill is necessary. ...
03 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures slump as wholesale beef prices fall
US live cattle futures fell on 2 June, with the August contract hitting its lowest level in nearly a month....
02 June 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures close lower despite market optimism
US live cattle futures closed lower on 1 June despite strength in cash markets....
View news from United States US supply chain disruptions continue
When workers essential to the food supply become ill, how does this affect the food supply chain within the meat industry?...
View news from United States Farmers regularly face isolation; it's important to stay connected
The inherent nature of the agricultural occupation is independent. Isolation is often linked to impacts on mental health and loss of life by suicide, writes Eric Karbowski, Michigan State University Extension....
01 June 2020
View news from United States US Senator sees US keeping up with trade deal with China despite worsening relations
US Senator Chuck Grassley says he does not expect President Trump to walk away from a Phase 1 trade deal with China despite escalating tensions between the two countries....
View news from United States Changes on Dairy Farms Are Wins for Beef, Too
Technology advancements and economic necessity have changed breeding practices on dairies, creating more calves that are fully functional in the beef industry and higher quality beef with Choice and Prime grades. ...
29 May 2020
View news from United States COVID-19 has infected more than 3,000 US meat plant workers
A union representing US meat packing workers has reported that more than 3,000 workers have contracted the new coronavirus....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures end higher as cash prices maintain discount
US live cattle futures ended mostly higher on 28 May....
28 May 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures buoyed by economic optimism and discount to cash prices
US cattle futures rose for a second day in a row on 27 May as easing COVID-19 restrictions across the US boosted optimism about the general outlook for the economy and beef demand....
27 May 2020
View news from United States Smaller meat processors face backlogs as coronavirus continues to shutter large slaughterhouses
Small meat processors across the US and Canada report months-long bottlenecks as farmers search for abattoirs to process backlogged livestock....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rally along with the stock market
US cattle futures rose alongside the rising stock market as the economy slowly reopens....
25 May 2020
View news from United States USDA greenlights $1 billion in loan guarantees for farmers
The USDA is making $1 billion in loan guarantees available to rural business and farmers to meet their working capital needs as the health crisis continues. ...
View news from United States CME update: live and feeder cattle futures slip upon release of cold storage data
US live and feeder cattle futures closed lower on 22 May ahead of the USDA Cattle on Feed report and after lacklustre cold storage data was released....
23 May 2020
View news from United States New Iowa State web hub lets users track COVID-19’s economic impacts in the US
Tracking COVID-19’s economic impacts, especially in the state of Iowa, is now possible thanks to resources on a new web hub....
22 May 2020
View news from United States USDA reports tightened meat inventories
US meat inventories have contracted after COVID-19 outbreaks shuttered slaughterhouses – USDA....
View news from United States US farmers now eligible for direct assistance from CFAP programme
USDA details financial supports available to farmers who experience losses from COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Programme (CFAP). ...
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rise against cash markets
CME live cattle futures firmed while feeder cattle fell slightly ahead of the 22 May USDA cattle on feed report....
21 May 2020
View news from United States Purdue University and Microsoft team up to calculate COVID-19 impact on agriculture
New collaboration between Purdue University and Microsoft calculates agricultural product supply risk stemming from COVID-19 worker illnesses....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures sink as slaughter rate rises
US live cattle futures dipped on 20 May due to oversupply despite reopened processing plants....
20 May 2020
View news from United States NCBA welcomes new coronavirus relief measures for US cattle producers
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) welcomes new details of the CFAP programme that aim to help cattle producers, but stress that more needs to be done to protect family-owned cow-calf and stocker operations. ...
View news from United States President Trump proposes halting US cattle imports to protect ranchers
President Trump floats terminating trade deals where the US imports cattle in an effort to assist US ranchers negatively impacted by COVID-19....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rise as slaughtering ramps up
US live cattle futures firmed despite increased slaughter numbers....
19 May 2020
View news from United States How to transport calves without trouble
The transported calf is subject to a series of stresses, stresses that would even greatly challenge a mature immune system....
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