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20 January 2021
View news from United States USDA issues a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on animal biotechnology and gene editing
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has signed a MOU that puts the Department of Agriculture as the chief regulator over farm animal biotechnology and gene editing. ...
View news from United States US NFU congratulates Dr Jewel Bronaugh on her nomination as Deputy Secretary for the USDA
If confirmed, Dr Bronaugh would be the first Black woman to hold the position at the US Agriculture Department. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures gain ground ahead of monthly USDA report
US live cattle futures strengthened on 19 January as traders began positioning ahead of the 22 January monthly Cattle of Feed report from the USDA....
18 January 2021
View news from United States NCBA warns cattle producers to take additional precautions to ward off FMD
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is calling for continued vigilance after an additional outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was reported in Namibia. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise on bargain buying
US live cattle futures rose on 15 January on some bargain buying but still posted their first weekly loss in five weeks....
15 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures falter as corn prices surge
US feeder cattle futures fell on 14 January, retreating back towards a three-month low on prospects for increased input costs for farmers due to skyrocketing corn prices....
14 January 2021
View news from United States CoBank Quarterly: Probable Boost in Fiscal Spending Lifts Grain and Livestock Outlook
The coronavirus still dominates the economy and continues to impact rural industries, but with vaccines rolling out, the virus will slowly loosen its grip in 2021. ...
View news from United States Boehringer welcomes new leadership
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, a leading provider of medicine for pets, horses and livestock, announces leadership transition and welcomes Randolph Legg as its US President....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures end mixed on concerns about feed costs
Nearby US cattle futures weakened on 13 January, weighed down by prospects for rising feed costs due to higher prices for corn, soybeans and wheat....
13 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures end mixed as cash markets weaken
US cattle futures ended mixed on 12 January as traders weighed sluggish cash markets and soaring feed costs....
12 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures fall on profit-taking and technical selling
US cattle futures sank on 11 January in a profit-taking and technical selling setback amid concerns about weakening US demand for cattle and beef....
View news from United States Smithfield suspends US federal campaign donations
Smithfield Foods has suspended federal campaign donations after the US Capitol riot on 6 December....
11 January 2021
View news from United States US safety regulators ignored workers’ COVID-19 complaints amid deadly outbreaks
An in-depth report from Reuters has identified a consistent pattern of COVID-19 safety complaints from workers being ignored by local, state and federal regulators, leading to slipshod responses to outbreaks and worker deaths....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures fall lower on technical selling
US cattle futures drifted lower on 8 January on light technical selling, with the spot February contract pressured as speculators rolled long positions into forward months....
08 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures end mixed while feeder futures firm as rally in corn prices stalls
US cattle futures closed narrowly mixed on 7 January with the spot February contract drifting lower in range-bound trade, awaiting direction from cash markets....
07 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures inch lower as traders weigh slowed meat processing
Live cattle futures fell on 6 January as traders considered declining beef cut-out values against expected tighter market-ready cattle supplies in the second quarter of the year....
View news from United States Smithfield Foods prepares for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to US employees
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, says it is actively preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to employees and has medical capabilities at its US plants....
View news from United States US Farmers Union condemns yesterday's violence at the Capitol
The National Farmers Union has called the violent group who stormed the US Capitol building on 6 January "insurrectionists" and condemns their attempt to undermine democracy. ...
06 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rally on fund-driven buying
US live cattle futures rose by 2 percent on 5 January, bouncing back from a sell-off a day earlier....
05 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures sink amid larger Wall Street retreat
US live cattle futures fell more than 2 percent on 4 January, pressured by ample beef supplies and fund-driven selling as Wall Street equities declined....
04 January 2021
View news from United States Cow-calf producers should watch for signs indicating trichomoniasis
Cattle producers need to be aware that non-pregnant cows going through the breeding season and those that abort might potentially be infected with the reproductive disease trichomoniasis, Oklahoma State University Extension experts said....
01 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures end on a high, but post a 9 percent decline for the year
US live cattle futures closed higher on 31 December, buoyed by fund-driven buying, strong weekly export sales data and optimism about consumer demand for meat in the coming months....
31 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures fell as corn prices skyrocket, ratcheting up feed costs
US live cattle futures sank on 30 December for a second straight session as surging corn prices signalled rising feed costs and pressured feeder cattle futures....
View news from United States 2020: The year of the cull cow
Now is a good time for US beef producers to take advantage of stronger than normal prices for culled cattle, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Wesley Tucker....
30 December 2020
View news from United States CoBank outlines 10 forces that will shape US rural economy in 2021
COVID-19 vaccine brings optimism for a brighter and more prosperous year ahead, but significant economic recovery unlikely before mid-year....
View news from United States CME update: Live cattle futures fall amid larger Wall Street drop
US cattle futures retreated on 29 December after hitting a near three-month high in the previous session as rising feed costs and a downturn in equities markets triggered selling....
29 December 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures reach three-month peak as markets strengthen
US cattle futures reached the highest level in nearly three months on 28 December on firming cash market prices, new economic stimulus and hopes for improved beef demand....
28 December 2020
View news from United States UC Davis Establishes Research, Training in Cultivated Meat
Is cultivated meat — essentially, animal protein grown under lab conditions — a nourishing prospect to help feed the world, or is it more sizzle than steak?...
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