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15 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures remain steady while feeder futures edge higher
US live cattle futures remained mostly unchanged on 14 December, while feeder cattle futures closed slightly higher....
14 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise on technical and bargain buying
US live cattle futures advanced for a third straight session on 11 December, supported by technical and bargain buying....
View news from United States Perdue Farms asks CDC for help as US states unveil individual vaccine plans
US poultry company Perdue Farms is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work to coordinate states’ policies over who will receive the COVID-19 vaccines first, warning that individual, patchwork plans could threaten the success of...
View news from United States Biden USDA Secretary choice will face little opposition in US Senate
President-Elect Joe Biden’s choice for US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will face limited to no opposition when the Senate eventually votes on him. Vilsack won unanimous approval the last time he led USDA under former President Barack Obama....
View news from United States Biden’s pick for Agriculture Secretary will likely reassure farmers but disappoint activists
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for USDA secretary – a move that will likely reassure commodity crop farmers but disappoint climate activists and small-holder advocates....
View news from United States NFU US says new USDA rule fails to protect farmers from discriminatory practices
A new rule issued by the US Department of Agriculture makes it easier for corporations to engage in anti-competitive behaviour and fails to protect farmers from the fallout of corporate consolidation....
12 December 2020
View news from United States US NFU creates new Climate Change Policy Advisory Panel
The NFU has created the 16-member panel to strengthen its efforts to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. ...
11 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures advance on further bargain-buying
US live cattle futures firmed for a second straight session on 10 December on bargain buying and speculative buying....
10 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: short covering and bargain buying lift cattle futures
US live cattle futures firmed on 9 December, bouncing back after four straight sessions of losses that dragged prices to 2 ½ week lows....
09 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures sink on lower cash prices and decreasing beef values
US live cattle futures fell for a fourth straight session on 8 December as cash cattle traded lower at the southern US Plains feedlot markets....
View news from United States Debate over “essential work” lingers amid US COVID-19 vaccine push
As US companies push to get workers vaccinated, states disagree on who is essential....
View news from United States Biden expected to nominate ex-Governor Vilsack for USDA secretary
US President-elect Joe Biden plans to have former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack reprise his role as USDA secretary....
08 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures fall as pandemic accelerates across the US
US cattle futures fell on 7 December as cash beef prices weakened and increased COVID-19 infections sparked concerns about demand for meat....
07 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures step back as demand outlook becomes cloudy
Three days of soft wholesale beef prices brought retail demand for beef into question, making live cattle futures fall....
06 December 2020
View news from United States NFU US welcomes new representatives to the House Agriculture Committee
Georgia Representative David Scott has been selected to lead the House Agriculture Committee as its next chairman....
04 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: US live cattle futures step back after previous gains
US Live cattle futures trimmed on 3 December as fears of additional pandemic closures weighed on the demand outlook....
View news from United States Smithfield Foods offers to store COVID-19 vaccines in ultra-cold freezers
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, has offered to help US health officials distribute COVID-19 vaccines and store them in ultra-cold freezers....
03 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures make further gains on strong cash trade
US live cattle futures gained on 2 December, finding support in a firming cash cattle market as traders weighed consumer demand prospects....
View news from United States US NFU welcomes Justice for Black Farmers Act
The National Farmers Union says that the newly introduced Justice for Black Farmers Act is an "important step" towards racial equity in the United States. ...
02 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures strengthen alongside beef demand
US live cattle futures rose on 1 December, supported by strengthening US consumer demand and high wholesale beef prices....
01 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures slip as exports weaken
US live cattle futures lost ground on 30 November as traders weighed weak beef exports against increasing beef production and climbing boxed beef prices....
30 November 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures lose ground as exports appear weak
US live cattle futures trimmed on 27 November on profit-taking during a shortened holiday-trading day....
26 November 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures climb as cash markets and beef demand become more optimistic
US live cattle futures rose on 25 November for a fourth straight session, climbing ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday on 26 November....
25 November 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures inch up alongside beef prices
Cattle futures closed higher on 24 November for a third straight session, lifted by surging wholesale beef prices and optimism surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine....
24 November 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rise 2 percent on feedlot data and beef prices
US cattle futures closed higher on 23 November, bolstered by a supportive monthly cattle-on-feed report issued on 20 November....
23 November 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rebound on technical, short-covering after a steep drop
US cattle futures rebounded on 20 November from steep losses in the 19 November session in an end-of-week short-covering and technical bounce....
View news from United States Researchers identify link between community transmission of COVID-19 and livestock processing
A new article published by PNAS suggests that slaughterhouses across the United States acted as COVID-19 transmission vectors and accelerated the spread of the virus in the communities that surrounded them....
20 November 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures tumble as surge in coronavirus sparks demand worries
US cattle futures plummeted on 19 November on worries about demand for beef as soaring COVID-19 infections across the country threatened more restaurant and food service closures and forced more Americans to shelter at home....
 
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