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06 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures set new contract highs as demand surges
Strong meat demand pushed US live cattle futures to new contract highs on 5 April....
View news from United States USTR vows to keep battling “significant” foreign trade barriers
The US government has vowed to continue battling what it sees as significant trade barriers that are harming American companies and farmers, and singled out China as the "world's leading offender" in creating overcapacities in several sectors....
05 April 2021
View news from United States Mineral and vitamin nutrition for beef cattle
Proper mineral and vitamin nutrition contributes to strong immune systems, reproductive performance, and calf weight gain. ...
View news from United States Tacos, steak and bacon, oh my! New research says certain foods can instantly improve mood
A new survey of 2,000 nationally representative Americans analyzed the relationship between our moods and the food we eat and found it really is a complicated relationship to say the least....
02 April 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures retreat from previous highs
CME live cattle futures closed lower on 1 April as traders booked profits ahead of the long Easter weekend....
View news from United States USDA and National Farmers Union welcome the American Jobs Plan
The National Farmers Union says it is "encouraged" by the newly-announced American Jobs Plan, saying that it provides much-needed investment in rural infrastructure. ...
01 April 2021
View news from United States Editorial - why US farmers are worried about Bill Gates (and other non-farming land owners)
In a blogpost from the US National Farmers Union, Hannah Packman explains why farming communities are growing wary of farmland moving into non-farming ownership....
View news from United States CME update: US feeder cattle futures face pressure from grains complex
US feeder cattle futures dropped on 31 March, reacting to limit-up gains in corn and soybean futures that will translate to higher livestock feed costs as grain users compete for tight supplies....
31 March 2021
View news from United States US Senators reintroduce legislation to reform livestock transport
A bipartisan group of senators reintroduced the Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act to address ongoing concerns over hours of service and electronic monitoring rules....
View news from United States CME update: rally in live cattle futures pauses
US cattle futures closed lower on 30 March as traders paused to see if the cash cattle market would keep pace....
30 March 2021
View news from United States CME update: firm beef prices lead cattle futures higher
Benchmark live cattle futures on the CME climbed to a contract high on 29 March, led by firming wholesale beef prices as the summer grilling season approaches....
28 March 2021
View news from United States USDA invests over $11 million in small and mid-sized farms
As part of National Agriculture Day, the USDA announced an $11.5 million research investment to shore up the profitability of America's small and medium-sized farms and improve the quality of life in US farming communities....
26 March 2021
View news from United States New USDA initiative gives pandemic relief to previously overlooked farmers
The USDA announced the creation of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers, a new initiative to offer financial assistance to farmers and ranchers affected by pandemic-related disruptions....
24 March 2021
View news from United States Case before US Supreme Court could have major ramifications for farm labor rights
US Supreme Court justices appear ready to further curb the power of organized labor in the United States by rolling back a decades-old California regulation that lets union organizers enter agricultural properties without an employer's consent....
22 March 2021
View news from United States US NFU voices support for Farm Workforce Modernization Act
NFU President Rob Larew says that the Farm Workforce Modernization Act will create a more functional and compassionate farm labor system. ...
18 March 2021
View news from United States US meatpacking workers with Tyson Foods and JBS USA receive COVID-19 vaccines
Meatpacker JBS USA said on 15 March that more than 20% of its employees have received a COVID-19 vaccine, while rival Tyson Foods Inc said more than 10% of its workers have received a shot....
View news from United States Despite uncertain outlook for US agriculture markets, University of Missouri analysts are optimistic
Farm income could decline in 2021, in spite of large increases in the value of crop and livestock sales, according to the latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri....
16 March 2021
View news from United States FACA members testify on opportunities to tackle climate change in US Senate hearing
Four members of the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance told a US Senate hearing how the farming community can help deliver on climate targets....
15 March 2021
View news from United States "Farmers need support to mitigate climate change" US NFU member tells Senate Agriculture Committee
Like nearly all American farmers and ranchers, NFU member Clay Pope has experienced more frequent and severe weather extremes in recent years as a result of climate change....
13 March 2021
View news from United States USDA extends free meals to children through summer
The USDA announced a nationwide extension of several waivers to 30 September 2021 that allow children to receive meals this summer when schools are out of session....
12 March 2021
View news from United States What's in the American Rescue Plan?
The US House of Representatives has passed HR 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 - what does this mean for US agriculture? ...
11 March 2021
View news from United States US NFU says that the American Rescue Plan is a step towards a fair, sustainable food system
The US House of Representatives voted in favour of the American Rescue Plan on 10 March, sending it to the White House for President Joe Biden's signature. ...
08 March 2021
View news from United States US Senate passes the American Rescue Plan
The American Rescue Plan, the US' new COVID-19 relief package, passed the US Senate on 6 March. ...
07 March 2021
View news from United States What happened at the US NFU Convention last week?
The US National Farmers Union enacted new policy positions and voiced support for American faming and ranching families at its 119th Convention last week....
05 March 2021
View news from United States US takes action to address food insecurity amid the COVID-19 crisis
The Biden-Harris administration is taking action to increase support for families struggling to put food on the table....
04 March 2021
View news from United States As US meatpackers announce vaccine plans, workers groups highlight slow progress
COVID-19 vaccines are making their way into the arms of US meat and agriculture workers, but companies and union officials say progress needs to be faster after coronavirus outbreaks idled slaughterhouses and sickened thousands of workers....
03 March 2021
View news from United States American Farm Bureau voices support for cattle market transparency
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) is calling on lawmakers to require increased transparency in US cattle markets. ...
View news from United States How to identify and control poison hemlock
Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) was originally brought to the United States in the 1800s as an ornamental garden plant (another good idea gone awry) and is now found throughout North America. ...
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