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26 February 2020
View news from United States Study associates dairy milk intake with greater risk of breast cancer
Intake of dairy milk is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer in women, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Loma Linda University Health....
View news from United States Cattle Markets Experience Losses Amid Coronavirus Fears
CME live and feeder cattle futures fell sharply for a second consecutive day as fears of a coronavirus pandemic raised concerns about slowing demand and stifled global economic growth. ...
25 February 2020
View news from United States CME: overall COF report in range of pre-report estimates
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the monthly US "Cattle on Feed" report on Friday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
24 February 2020
View news from United States CME: Corn Futures Loses Some Ground
US - On Thursday, USDA held their Annual Ag Outlook Forum and released estimates for the 2020/21 planting season for corn and soybeans, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NFU USA advocates for a publicly accessible and transparent process for future trade deal assistance
After reports that recent trade deals may have a more modest impact on agricultural exports than initially thought, President Trump tweeted that, "aid will be provided by the federal government," if necessary. ...
21 February 2020
View news from United States CME update - cattle contracts mixed
Chicago Mercantile Exchange shows live cattle futures as lower while feeder cattle contracts edged higher. ...
View news from United States USDA announces innovation initiative to address climate change
NFU urges agency to take decisive action to address climate crisis. ...
20 February 2020
View news from United States CME: estimated returns to cattle feeders drop in 2019
US - LMIC estimates average returns to cattle feeders for a typical operation in the Southern Plains feeding 750-pound steers. In 2019, estimated returns were $9.51 per steer, dropping 55.4 percent from 2018’s estimate which was $21.31, reports Steiner...
View news from United States Hawaii announces new rules that protect farm animals transported by sea
After the deaths of 21 pregnant cows on a barge travelling from Oahu to Kauai, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) formally commits to new welfare regulations. ...
View news from United States Trump makes moves on new trade deal with India
US President Donald Trump says a bilateral trade deal between the US and India is coming, but it might be finalised after the November election. ...
19 February 2020
View news from United States NFU USA recommends improvements to maximise environment benefits of EQIP
As the USDA continues to implement the 2018 Farm Bill, the NFU urges the agency to strengthen the conservation programme to better support farmers. ...
18 February 2020
View news from United States US milk industry merger nears completion with a $425 million agreement
Dairy Farmers of America will acquire the assets of bankrupt milk processing firm Dean Foods if regulators get on board....
17 February 2020
View news from United States CME: US Import Cattle Numbers for 2019
US - Over the years, the North American beef industry has become increasingly integrated and US feedlots and slaughter plants rely on Canadian and Mexican cattle for part of their supply, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Holstein steers that get hormone implants perform as well as implanted beef cows
US - Holstein steers that get hormone implants grow faster than those that do not receive the implants, and they get as big as beef cattle breeds, according to Penn State researchers, who say that's good news for dairy farmers struggling to keep their...
13 February 2020
View news from United States US cattle futures rise as part of broad commodity strength
US live cattle futures closed higher on 12 February after a four-moth low as fears over the impact of China’s coronavirus outbreak subside. ...
View news from United States Demonstrating high on-farm standards through One Health Certified
A new programme administered by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education (NIAMRRE), offers livestock producers a new way to demonstrate their on-farm health, welfare and sustainability standards....
12 February 2020
View news from United States Second EVP opens enrolment for cow-calf practitioners
The University of Illinois, in collaboration with Iowa State University, is accepting registrations for the Executive Veterinary Programme (EVP) in Beef Cattle Health Management....
11 February 2020
View news from United States President’s Budget Shortchanges Farm Programmes for Fourth Year in a Row
US - President Donald Trump yesterday released his proposed spending for fiscal year 2021. The $4.8 trillion budget would cut both mandatory and discretionary funding for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other federal agencies while boosting...
10 February 2020
View news from United States Merck Animal Health launches Nasalgen 3
Three-way vaccine offers longest duration of immunity against IBR...
07 February 2020
View news from United States Manure Innovation Challenge final pitches at the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit in San Francisco
The Animal AgTech Innovation Summit will host the final of the Manure Innovation Challenge, organised by The Yield Lab Institute for early-stage companies to advance innovative manure-management technologies....
05 February 2020
View news from United States NFU Pushes Back on Trump's State of the Union Claims
Rural America hasn’t Felt the “Great American Comeback” touted by Trump...
View news from United States Walmart’s entrance into beef supply chain not expected to drive near term changes to cattle industry
If beef strategy proven successful, more significant investments, vertical integration and market entrants may follow....
04 February 2020
View news from United States CME: Little Impetus for Growth in US Cattle Industry
US - According to the latest USDA semi-annual 'Cattle Inventory' report, the total inventory of cattle and calves as of 1 January 2020 was estimated to be 94.413 million head, 0.4 percent lower than the previous year, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from United States USDA Issues Third and Final Round of Trade Assistance
US National Farmers Union lobbies for long-term solutions for the farm economy's woes. ...
03 February 2020
View news from United States CME: Year-on-year Declines Expected for Almost All Categories of US Cattle Herd
US - USDA published its semi-annual estimates of the US cattle herd and various inventory subgroupings on Friday (31 January), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
30 January 2020
View news from United States USMCA Nears Completion with US President's Signature
US - During a ceremony held yesterday (29 January) at the White House, President Donald Trump signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law. Though the agreement has already been approved by Mexico, it will not be fully implemented until it is...
29 January 2020
View news from United States US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework Recognises JBS USA's Supply Chain Stewardship
JBS USA becomes first beef company to achieve recognition for supply chains stewardship and sustainability. ...
View news from United States Organic Farm Advantages in Biodiversity, Profits Depend on Location
US - For organic farms, size matters: not so much the size of the farm itself, but the size of the neighboring fields....
 
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