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05 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sag as demand looks uncertain
US live cattle futures fell on Friday 2 October, taking a que from falling global financial markets after President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19....
View news from United States OSI Group Helps Scale Regenerative Grazing in US
OSI Group is partnering with other U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef members to help scale regenerative grazing practices in the Northern Great Plains in Montana through a project run by regional non-profit Western Sustainability Exchange and international...
04 October 2020
View news from United States US passes amended version of HEROES Act, but is waiting for Presidential approval
After stalling in the senate for four months, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act will include critical relief for food insecure Americans and struggling businesses....
02 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: nearby cattle futures sink on profit-taking
US live cattle futures had a mixed trading day on 1 October with nearby contracts lowering on profit-taking after the December benchmark contract reached a six-week high....
View news from United States 50 US senators back trade agreement with Taiwan
50 US senators from both parties have called on the Trump administration to begin negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with Taiwan....
01 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures falter as grain prices skyrocket
US live cattle futures slipped on 30 September and feeder prices dipped as prices for grain used as animal feed soared....
View news from United States Pandemic revealed structural weaknesses in the US farm and food system
In the NFU's testimony to Congress, President Rob Larew told a house committee that COVID-19-related disruptions exposed underlying weaknesses and structural challenges for US farmers and the food system....
View news from United States US Senate passes CR to avert government shutdown
A Continuing Resolution passed by the US Senate has averted a government shutdown and will provide much-needed support for farmers and food insecure Americans. ...
30 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures climb as demand strengthens
US live cattle futures rose on 29 September as traders noted signs of strong beef demand and expectations of firm cash cattle trading this week....
View news from United States Major meatpackers refuse to pay worker benefits for COVID-19 infections and deaths
An in-depth analysis from Reuters outlines the experiences of meat plant workers who were infected with the novel coronavirus while on the job and how major meat are denying sickness and death compensation claims....
29 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures inch up as cash markets look more optimistic
US live cattle futures closed higher on 28 September, reversing their low opening as strong packer margins raised expectations for higher cash cattle trade for this week....
28 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures weaken as cattle placements look stronger than expected
US cattle futures closed lower on 25 September, with the front-month live cattle contract falling from its highest level in more than a month on some end-of-week profit taking....
View news from United States USDA earmarks $1 million to study COVID-19 in US beef supply chain
The US Department of Agriculture is funding a $1 million research project to identify how the SARS-CoV-2 virus might be transmitted in the nation’s beef supply chain....
25 September 2020
View news from United States NCBA seeks its own solution to cattle market transparency
Senator Deb Fischer has introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act, hoping to provide additional price transparency for US cattle producers. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures move up as supplies grow tighter
US live cattle futures rose to their highest in more than a month on 24 September as cash markets stabilised and traders feared that cattle supplies will tighten in the coming months....
24 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures gain ground ahead of USDA report
US live cattle futures rose on 23 September as traders weighed improving slaughter rates against expectations of higher placements in the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report....
View news from United States Researchers at Iowa State explore the resilience of agriculture supply chains
A new project from Iowa State University will investigate how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the US food supply chain, with an eye for short- and long-term solutions to prevent future disruptions. ...
23 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sag ahead of monthly USDA report
CME live and feeder cattle futures fell on 22 September in anticipation of Friday’s Cattle on Feed report from the USDA....
View news from United States US NFU welcomes stopgap funding for farmers and hungry Americans
The US House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution that will keep federal agencies running through 11 December, allowing farmers to access much-needed federal funding. ...
21 September 2020
View news from United States USDA Releases Roadmap to Address Salmonella in meat, eggs
The US Department of Agriculture’s Office of Food Safety (OFS) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have released a plan to decrease Salmonella, one of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses. ...
View news from United States Economist reviews shocks to beef industry with implications for prices ahead
The beef cattle industry has already experienced three big “shocks” this year and the effects are ongoing, but have been blunted to some extent, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist....
View news from United States Windrow Grazing Annual Forages to Extend the Grazing Season
In many areas of Nebraska, drought conditions have resulted in reduced forage production on rangeland and pasture. ...
View news from United States Finding Hope in Rangeland Restoration
Spring is the perfect season to explore rangeland ecology in California. The grasslands are green, the skies are blue, and bright yellow monkey flowers dance in the breeze. Even metaphorically, spring is a good fit. Rangeland restoration brings new life....
19 September 2020
View news from United States Don’t risk abortions this winter: Double check vitamin A supplementation
Pasture mature and brown early due to drought?...
18 September 2020
View news from United States Keeping an Eye on Body Condition in Fall Calving Cows
With much of the eastern and western borders of Nebraska in a drought, producers with fall calving cows need to be especially mindful of body condition on fall calving cows....
17 September 2020
View news from United States Kansas State researchers study wheat for grazing, grain
Kansas State University researchers have released findings of a study to identify the best-performing varieties when producers are growing wheat for grain and grazing, known as a dual-purpose system....
View news from United States Keep Safety in Mind During Fall Harvest
As we begin harvesting, now is a good time to keep general farm safety in mind, according to Katelyn Landeis, North Dakota State University Extension’s agriculture and natural resources agent in Grand Forks County....
16 September 2020
View news from United States Early Weaning a Management Tool
Early weaning can help reduce pressure on native pastures and extend forage supplies for adult beef cows....
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