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16 January 2020
View news from United States First Phase of US-China Trade Deal Finalised
US - In an effort to ease tensions between their two countries, President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He yesterday signed the first phase of a trade agreement. At the time of the signing, the deal’s text had not yet been published. ...
15 January 2020
View news from United States NFU Says Livestock Competition Rule Unlikely to Provide Needed Protections to Farmers
US - More than two years after failing to finalise a set of rules to protect American family farmers and ranchers from anticompetitive and abusive business practices from the increasingly consolidated meatpacking and processing industries, the US Department...
13 December 2019
View news from United States NFU Board Backs Amended USMCA
US - In a closely divided vote, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors opted to support an amended US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) released earlier this week....
View news from United States Team Finds Bovine Kobuvirus in US
US - A virus that afflicts cattle that was first discovered in Japan in 2003 has made its way to the US, according to a report by researchers....
04 December 2019
View news from United States US Grain Elevators Facing Tighter Margins, Revenue Pressures in 2020
Grain elevators face significant challenges in the year ahead as they buy basis on corn, soybeans, and wheat at the highest levels seen in years. ...
View news from United States Proposed Rule Would Level Playing Field for Organic Dairy Farmers
US - A policy that allows a one-time transition of dairy cows from conventional to organic production has been inconsistently enforced, putting farmers who play by the rules at a competitive disadvantage and undermining the integrity of the organic label....
01 December 2019
View news from United States US-based Dean Foods Bankruptcy Update
Many people will have heard that Dean Foods declared bankruptcy recently and thought about the gallon jug in their refrigerator and wondered what is going on, writes Phillip Durst, Michigan State University Extension...
14 November 2019
View news from United States Why Sustainability?
When the topic of sustainability comes up in conversation in cattle circles, it’s common to see heads shaking. It’s not a topic we like to discuss in our industry – primarily because it’s so often raised with bad intentions and worse information....
View news from United States Keep a Close Eye on Pregnant Heifers on Wheat Pasture
Wise use of wheat pasture can help Oklahoma producers ensure livestock nutritional needs are met during potentially stressful weather conditions heading into January and February. ...
07 November 2019
View news from United States RaboResearch: Expect Continued Pressure on Corn, Soy, Wheat Prices
The US trade dispute with China and African swine fever are predicted to weigh down soybean price by up to $2.50 per bushel, says RaboResearch. ...
29 October 2019
View news from United States Zoetis and Texas A&M University to Develop Vaccines for Transboundary and Emerging Animal Diseases
Zoetis has signed an agreement with Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) to establish a facility to accelerate the development of transboundary and emerging disease vaccines --...
22 October 2019
View news from United States Best by, sell by and use by — what do they mean?
Spoiled milk? Your nose knows better than your eyes....
21 October 2019
View news from United States Researchers Studying Precision Ranching in US Southwest
Precision ranching is a focus of a new coordinated agricultural project led by New Mexico State University, NMSU, in collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Amarillo....
17 October 2019
View news from United States Fall Calving May Yield Higher Returns, Risk and Profitability Evaluated
The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have evaluated the risk and returns...
16 October 2019
View news from United States US President Trump Addresses Farmers, Ranchers from Oval Office
US - Working with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), officials from the White House shared remarks from President Donald Trump to US farmers, ranchers, and the agricultural community amid the harvest season....
14 October 2019
View news from United States Shine Fades on US-China Trade Agreement
The shine fades on US-China trade agreement as grain trading turns mixed, writes Jim Wyckoff, market analyst. ...
View news from United States Vilsack: Long-range Optimism about US Exports
Despite a lingering trade war with China, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) President and CEO Tom Vilsack listed reasons today for dairy farmers to be optimistic about the long-term growth of U.S. dairy exports, especially in high-demand markets in the...
11 October 2019
View news from United States Low Price Margin Herd Health Do’s and Don’ts
Each time the dairy industry experiences low milk prices, managers start looking for ways to save money, writes Robert Lynch, DVM and Dairy Herd Health & Management Specialist with Cornell University’s PRO-DAIRY Program. ...
10 October 2019
View news from United States Researchers Find Soil Changed by Manure from Cows Administered Antibiotics
Use of antibiotics is under heightened scrutiny due to the increased prevalence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. While the primary focus is on more stringent use of antibiotics in medical settings, the use of antibiotics in the livestock sector is gaining...
09 October 2019
03 October 2019
View news from United States Pricing silage, earlage, snaplage from immature corn
Delayed planting, lack of growing degree-days, drought, hail or insect damage, or early frost can all result in immature corn at harvest....
02 October 2019
View news from United States Nominations Open for US Dairy Sustainability Awards
The Innovation Center for US Dairy, which brings the dairy community together to advance a shared social responsibility platform, is accepting nominations for the ninth annual US Dairy Sustainability Awards....
01 October 2019
View news from United States Getting the most from your single-cut hay system
For a variety of reasons, some hay acres are harvested only once per year. Here are some tips for good results in this situation, writes James Isleib, Michigan State University Extension....
27 September 2019
View news from United States 2019 Corn Silage Harvest: An exercise in patience
I want to start with two statements, or more accurately, titles of past articles that have stuck in my head over the years and serve as good reminder as we intently monitor this year’s corn crop and weather conditions, writes Joe Lawrence, Cornell University...
25 September 2019
View news from United States 2019 US Crop Production: 17.4 Million “Lost Acres” Identified
Farm Market iD’s updated, in-season data now includes this season’s “lost acres”. In total, 17.4 million crop production acres have been lost in key broad-acre states compared to 18 million acres reported by USDA in the same states....
21 September 2019
View news from United States FoodBytes! Chicago 2019 Winners Showcase Upcycling Dairy Waste, Sustainable Salmon & Cactus-Based Foods
Sustainable food and agriculture entrepreneurs showcased solutions to improve the way we grow food and feed the world at FoodBytes! Chicago, a live pitch competition and business mentorship platform presented by Rabobank, the world’s largest food and...
10 September 2019
View news from United States Union Board Calls on Administration to Strengthen Ag Markets
US - In a pair of unanimously approved resolutions, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors called on the administration and Congress to address mounting financial difficulties that have been exacerbated by recent policy decisions. ...
29 August 2019
View news from United States Positives of Climate Change? Research Shows Ag, Economic Possibilities
US - Depending on your side of the aisle, climate change either elicits doomsday anxiety or unabashed skepticism. Jason Hubbart, director of Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University, takes a more centered approach....
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