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USDA Releases Bearish Cattle On Feed Report

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.0 million head on May 1, 2017. The inventory was 2 percent above May... Read More

Arizona Rancher Calls on Congress to Relieve Rural America from an Increasing Regulatory Burden

WASHINGTON (May 24, 2017) – Arizona rancher David Cook testified before the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today, calling on Congress to remove layers of red tape and bureaucracy that have become detriment... Read More

China-U.S. Beef Import Discussions Moving Faster

The pace of talks to resume U.S. beef exports to China appears to be picking up. Final details are expected to be in place by early next month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s great news for American farmers who will be able to pursue ... Read More

KFB Young Farmers & Ranchers committee still accepting fire relief donations

Two months after the state’s largest wildfire, farmers and ranchers are still recovering and rebuilding. A fund organized by Kansas Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) committee and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) YF&a... Read More

Boston Market Commits to GAP Animal Welfare Standards

The rotisserie-cooking chain Boston Market announced plans to source chickens certified by the Global Animal Partnership and processed via a controlled-atmosphere system. A Meating Place Dot Com article says the pledge will take effect in 2024. Ch... Read More

Agricultural Economic and Technology Summit Coming to Kearney

LINCOLN, NE. – From global trade to the data and technology use, Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and agriculture professionals will get the information they need to develop strategies for not only this year’s growing and marketing season, but also to... Read More

Let's Grow Awards Seven Grants in Fifth Round

Seven new grant requests were selected for funding when the Let's Grow Committee met in Denver in early May to consider proposals for the fifth round of grants. The committee has now awarded 57 grants totaling nearly $950,000 in the past three years.... Read More

JBS Scandal Grows in Brazil

OMAHA (DTN) -- The world's largest meatpacker -- and second-largest global food company -- is directly involved with a bribery scandal at the highest levels in its home country of Brazil, but there is no indication JBS S.A. is facing investigations i... Read More

CME Group Plans Changes for Live Cattle Contract Specs

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., based on discussions with market participants and with the USDA, intends to implement amendments to its Live Cattle futures contract to alleviate delivery capacity constraints impacting the contract after last ... Read More

USCA Requests Funding to Help Producers Fight Cattle Fever Tick

Today, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging the immediate funding of up to $6 million to help offset the costs associated with eradicating cattle fever ticks and preventing t... Read More

Beef Councils Boost Spring Beef Sales in the Northeast

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic consumers were encouraged to “Spring into Savings” for a five-week beef promotion campaign through the consumer mobile rebate app called Ibotta. The promotion launched in March. The campaign mirrored the national beef c... Read More