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01 May 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures close higher despite worries of slaughter slowdown
CME live cattle futures rise, bolstered by increased wholesale beef prices and strong packer profit margins....
30 April 2020
View news from United States Tyson idles operations at beef facility in Dakota City, US
Tyson foods is temporarily pausing processing at a beef facility in Dakota City, Nebraska until 4 May to complete a deep cleaning amid the COVID-19 pandemic....
View news from United States CME update: US livestock futures mostly lower, with cattle being mixed
As meat processing woes persist, US live cattle futures were mixed as traders wrestled with the implications of a presidential order for US meat packing plants to remain open....
View news from United States AWI puts JBS and Smithfield in the crosshairs
As reports of coronavirus outbreaks at the US's biggest meat processors continue, new analysis of government documents by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) finds that JBS USA and Smithfield foods have sub-standard animal welfare records. ...
29 April 2020
View news from United States USRSB announces Sysco Corporation as newest member
The US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB), a nonprofit initiative that crafted the widely-adopted US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework, welcomes Sysco Corporation to the ranks. ...
View news from United States President Trump signs executive order to keep meat processing plants open during COVID-19
On 28 April, President Trump ordered meat processing plants to stay open to protect the US food supply despite concerns of coronavirus outbreaks....
View news from United States Members of US Congress urge swift and fair coronavirus relief for farmers and ranchers
Hundreds of House members, led by Republicans from Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois and Minnesota, sent a letter to President Trump requesting that COVID-19 relief be implemented as quickly and fairly as possible. ...
View news from United States Front line food relief amid COVID-19 part 2 – Westside Campaign Against Hunger
How are local food relief organisations coping with the ongoing pandemic?...
28 April 2020
View news from United States JBS USA announces temporary closure of Green Bay beef facility
US - Over the weekend, JBS USA announced the temporary closure of its Green Bay, Wisconsin, beef production facility. ...
View news from United States NCBA urges improvements to Paycheck Protection Programme
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is leading a coalition of more than 35 different agricultural groups in sending a letter to leaders on Capitol Hill advising specific improvements to the Paycheck Protection Programme. ...
View news from United States USMCA expected to take effect from 1 July
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has notified Congress that the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) will take effect on 1 July – a month later than expected....
27 April 2020
View news from United States Tyson Foods to temporarily halt production at major beef facility
US - Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., will temporarily halt production at its Pasco, Washington, beef facility while team members undergo testing. Health officials in Walla Walla, Benton, and Franklin Counties...
View news from United States Digital agriculture paves the road to agricultural sustainability
US - In a study, an ecosystem scientist and an agricultural economist outline how to develop a more sustainable land management system through data collection and stakeholder buy-in....
View news from United States Democrat Senators call for Attorney General to investigate price fixing in the US cattle market
Senator Doug Jones and his colleagues are calling for US Attorney General William Barr to investigate reports of price fixing in the cattle market in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
View news from United States USDA and APHIS to help manage supplies at meat processors amid coronavirus
USDA and APHIS will establish a coordination centre to assist livestock producers affected by processing plant closures. ...
View news from United States New health and safety guidance for US meatpackers
The US Labour Department has issued new guidelines for US meatpacking and meat processing plants that have experienced COVID-19 infections....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sink as profit-taking and technical selling pressure prices
US live cattle futures eased on 24 April as end-of-week sales and profit taking pressure livestock markets....
24 April 2020
View news from United States NCBA petitions against CFAP limitations for cattle producers
The NCBA has sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging against CFAP limitations for cattle producers. ...
View news from United States Tyson halts production at beef facility while workers undergo coronavirus testing
On 23 April, Tyson Foods Inc temporarily shuttered production at its beef facility in Pasco, Washington to test workers for COVID-19....
View news from United States US union reports that more than 5,000 meat and food processing workers were exposed to coronavirus
The largest meatpacking union in the US says that more than 5,000 meat and food processing workers have been exposed or infected with the novel coronavirus....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures weaken as traders question long-term demand
US live cattle futures eased while traders struggled to determine the long-term demand impacts of the coronavirus pandemic....
23 April 2020
View news from United States NCBA hails additional relief for cattle producers and small businesses
The NCBA welcomes the US Senate passing the Paycheck Protection Programme Increase Act to aid cattle producers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures falter due to processing slowdowns
US live cattle futures eased on 22 April as cash markets for the animals weaken due to closed processing plants, traders said....
22 April 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures slip due to stock sell-offs
CME Group cattle futures were weaker on 21 April, facing pressure by a steep decline in equity markets....
21 April 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle contracts fell on technical selling
Cattle contracts ease as supplies are expected to tighten....
20 April 2020
View news from United States Zoetis teams up with cattle producers to support coronavirus relief efforts
Cattle producers are sharing images from calving season to raise money for food banks. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures mixed at the end of the week
US live and feeder cattle futures ended mixed on 17 April, with short term contracts pressured by coronavirus-related slowdowns at processing plants, while hopes of a reopening economy bolstered deferred contracts....
View news from United States Trump administration unveils $19 billion coronavirus aid package for farmers
On 17 April, President Trump announced a $19 billion relief programme to help US farmers weather the impact of the coronavirus – including food buys for poor Americans and $16 billion in direct payments....
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