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Market Highlights: Cattle Prices and Feedlot Placements Climb

Fed cattle continue to trade higher as feedlot placements increase.

Vomitoxin Makes Nasty Appearance for U.S. Farm Sector

A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices.

U.S. March Feedlot Cattle Placements Carve New Monthly High

Report called mildly bearish for CME live cattle futures.

Farmers Beef With Trump Over 'Big Meat'

An Obama-era measure meant to level the playing field for chicken growers is shelved, and the industry is delighted.

New Farm Journal Fund Doubles Your Donation for Wildfire Recovery

The ag community rallied around those impacted by the devastating March wildfires, but rebuilding will take years—and significant financial support. That’s why Farm Journal is proud to announce the Million Dollar Wildfire Relief Challenge, launching today, which enables you to help ranching families rebuild by doubling your donation.

New Farm Journal Fund Doubles Your Donation for Wildfire Recovery

The ag community rallied around those impacted by the devastating March wildfires, but rebuilding will take years—and significant financial support. That’s why Farm Journal is proud to announce the Million Dollar Wildfire Relief Challenge, launching today, which enables you to help ranching families rebuild by doubling your donation.

Enjoy Your Fruits and Vegetables With Confidence

When the Environmental Working Group puts out its annual “Dirty Dozen” list, it misrepresents the basic facts of farming by peddling myths - and discourages Americans from eating healthy foods.

63 Indicted for Brazilian Meat, Bribery Scandal

Brazilian authorities have indicted 63 people for their role in a corruption scheme within Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture.

Profit Briefing: Bad News for Pork, Good News For Cattle

During the Pro Farmer Profit Briefing, Chip Flory and Brian Grete discuss the low lean hog and cash lean hog index and the contract highs in the futures cash market in cattle. 

Jury Resumes Deliberations in Bundy Ranch Standoff Trial

Jury resumes deliberations in Bundy ranch standoff trial

Slow Start to U.S. Corn Planting May Lead to Tug-of-War with Soy

U.S. farmers are off to a slow start on corn plantings and even though it is still very early in the 2017 season, the numbers may already imply that total corn acres could be less than the 89.996 million that the market currently expects.

Last Stand: Nebraska Farmers Could Derail Keystone XL Pipeline

When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-delayed and divisive project "with efficiency and with speed." But Trump and the firm will have to get through Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup first, along with about 90 other landowners in the path of the pipeline.

EPA Denies Plans to Close Chicago Office

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials on Tuesday denied reports the agency will close the office in Chicago that oversees regional environmental protection efforts including the Flint, Michigan drinking water clean-up and Great Lakes restoration.

 

Mizzou Economist: Beef Prices Will Retreat From Last Few Weeks

Cattle prices have continued to surprise the markets, but have prices seen their peak?

Iowa Family Farmers say Budget Cuts Would be Devastating

Iowa farmers asked Republican lawmakers Monday to reconsider plans to eliminate an agriculture research center they say is vital to the state's largest industry.

Bovine TB Identified in Small Michigan Beef Cattle Herd

Bovine tuberculosis has been found in a small herd of beef cattle in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula.

Idaho Conservation Group Files Complaint Against Waste Pit

An Idaho conservation group has filed a complaint to several state agencies asking officials to inspect a wastewater pit used by a Nampa cheese-making plant.

Coyote-killing Devices Still OK in Wyoming

There is no discussion in Wyoming about banning a device designed to kill coyotes by spraying cyanide when triggered, a state official said.

Parts of 5 Michigan Counties See Bovine Tuberculosis Risk

State officials have designated parts of five Michigan counties as a "potential high risk area" for bovine tuberculosis.

Carnivores Rejoice: Steaks and Burgers Cheap for Grilling

Gains for meat demand prompt bullish bets on cattle futures.

 

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