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What's Standing Hay Worth?

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of established market price information like corn and soybeans.

Profit Tracker: Packer Margins Near $200

A second week of declining cash cattle prices coupled with increasing beef cutout prices raised packer margins $73 to $198 per head last week, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker.

There Aren't Enough Slaughterhouses to Support the Farm-to-Table Economy

Sellers of high-end pork, beef, and chicken agree: there simply aren't enough facilities to humanely and safely kill their animals.

Trump Budget Would Erase $38 Billion in Farm Supports

The latest 2018 federal budget circulating Washington calls for a $3.6 trillion slash in government spending over the next decade, including $38 billion less for farm supports that includes new limits on crop insurance premiums and caps for commodity payments.

Trump Budget Would Erase $38 Billion in Farm Supports

The latest 2018 federal budget circulating Washington calls for a $3.6 trillion slash in government spending over the next decade, including $38 billion less for farm supports that includes new limits on crop insurance premiums and caps for commodity payments.

China Spins a Worldwide Web of Food From Mozambique to Missouri

As China's government sets up farms in developing countries, the nation's food companies are scouring the world for premium products.

Complex World of Border Trade: Cattle Go North, Meat South

Complex world of border trade: Cattle go north, meat south

Feedyard Frenzy: Profits Top $500 Per Head

When U.S. Farm Report visited Hartley Feeders in 2015, the picture wasn't as green. Sterling Profit Tracker showed in October 2015, feedyards were losing an average of $500 per head. Today, it's a complete 180 degree difference with Sterling Profit Tracker showing for the week ending May 12th, feedyards saw $536 per head gains. With more attractive prices, feedyards are packed with lighter carcass weights.

Donations Grow for Wildfire Recovery

By May 18, more than 600 donations had been made online or by mail totaling more than $350,000.

Get Ready for Hay Season and Bale Early

Hay season is right around the corner. In fact, some would argue it is already here according to Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

U.S., China Accelerate Beef Talks; Deal Possible by Early June

Much like Beijing's Forbidden City is off limits without the emperor's permission, U.S. beef hasn't had permission to enter China in 14 years. But trade relations with China appear to be changing.

Common Alfalfa Cutting Questions

Producers should consider these common questions as the alfalfa cutting season starts.

What Is China's Global Food Objective?

Chinese imports of agricultural commodities largely rest on the notion of food security.

Florida's Bone Dry and Burning While Rest of U.S. Is Soaking Wet

Drought now may mean more hurricanes and tropical storms later.

Ohio Puts 28 Prison Farm Workers on Layoff Notice

As Ohio phases out its state prison farms there are likely to be more than two dozen people laid off.

Why Trump's Combative Trade Stance Makes U.S. Farmers Nervous

U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement, but NAFTA has widened access to Mexican and Canadian markets, boosting U.S. farm exports and benefiting many farmers. Many farmers worry that Trump’s policies will jeopardize their exports just as they face weaker crop and livestock prices.

U.S. Strikes Gentler Tone on NAFTA as Talks Countdown Begins

Top trade negotiator suggests NAFTA has key parts to salvage.

Brazil's Batista Clan: A Short Guide to an Empire Built on Beef

JBS’s founders are known for both big business and scandals.

U.S. Seeks to Shift Trade Tides as It Starts NAFTA Overhaul

U.S. goal is to retain three-way deal, trade chief says.

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