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12 August 2020
View news from United States US extends deadline for farmers seeking federal COVID-19 relief
US farmers impacted by the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis have been granted more time to apply for aid from the federal government....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise in line with US beef prices
CME live cattle futures rose on 11 August, bolstered by increasing beef prices....
View news from United States Can Seaweed Cut Methane Emissions on Dairy Farms?
Seaweed may be the super food dairy cattle need to reduce the amount of methane they burp into the atmosphere. ...
11 August 2020
View news from United States US Senators call for tariffs to be removed on food items from the European Union
A bipartisan groups of 13 US Senators have asked the US Trade Representative to remove the 25 percent tariffs on food, wine and spirits from the EU....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures gain ground on strong cash markets
CME live cattle futures rose on 10 August as the cash market strengthened and packers signalled a pick-up of slaughter rates....
10 August 2020
View news from United States US farm groups need more time to apply for COVID-19 aid
28 farm groups in the United States have asked the US Department of Agriculture to extend the deadline for farmers to apply for COVID-19 assistance payments....
08 August 2020
View news from United States APHIS needs information on sources for disease test kits
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a sources sought notice in hopes of gathering information on the supplies of test kits for major livestock diseases. ...
07 August 2020
View news from United States US senators lock horns over livestock bill
Two senior Republican senators from leading farm states are at odds over legislation aiming to make cattle markets more transparent....
View news from United States Understanding cattle personality may help keep rangeland productive, sustainable
Understanding cattle personality may help keep rangeland productive, sustainable Do you ever wonder why sometimes one, lone cow stands munching grass on a hillside while her fellow cattle graze in groups below?...
06 August 2020
View news from United States California Incentives Spur Dairy Manure Methane Digester Developments
State incentives designed to help California’s dairy industry reduce methane emissions have led to a spike in the number of manure digester developments underway on California dairies. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures stabilise as supplies remain high
US live cattle futures steadied on 5 August as investors were unwilling to push the market above recent surges due to high cattle supplies....
05 August 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures break winning streak
US live cattle futures sank on 4 August, reversing five straight sessions of gains....
04 August 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures continue rising
US live cattle futures continued their winning streak on 3 August, as fund buying sparked the gains to expected strength in the cash markets....
View news from United States US farm policy must prioritise environmental and economic realities
USDA's Agricultural Innovation Agenda must reflect the challenges farmers face. ...
03 August 2020
View news from United States Ecological Control of Pasture Flies
Farmers that raise animals know that June is when flies start to be a nuisance, and by July, if a control program is not in place, production losses occur. The information from this pasture walk will help farmers put a fly control program into place....
View news from United States Purdue University developing rapid sensor tech for BRD in cattle
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), one of the most prevalent and costly illnesses in the beef and dairy industries, accounts for about half of all feedlot deaths in North America and costs producers as much as $900 million a year. Quickly diagnosing the...
View news from United States Brahman-type cattle may require less nitrogen, could reduce nitrogen emissions
A recently funded Texas A&M AgriLife study will determine differences in nitrogen requirements between Brahman type cattle and other cattle. Measuring these differences may allow cattle producers to reduce the protein in cattle diets by allowing for precise...
02 August 2020
View news from United States Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
31 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise on strong export figures
US live cattle futures closed higher on 30 July for a third straight session, strengthened by high weekly beef export sales....
View news from United States Selling meat during the COVID-19 pandemic
When the COVID-19 pandemic started, I, like many of you, was focused on working from home while also homeschooling my daughters. I was busy postponing and rescheduling several NCAT training events and figuring out how to best serve our ATTRA clients,...
30 July 2020
View news from United States Newest round of US COVID-19 relief earmarks additional cash for agriculture
The Health Economic Assistance Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act, introduced earlier this week in the US Senate, would provide an additional $20 billion to the USDA to aid farmers and ranchers....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures inch higher
US live cattle futures closed higher on 29 July for a second straight session as cash cattle prices become stronger....
29 July 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rise as cash prices strengthen
US live cattle futures firmed on 28 July, supported by expectations of higher prices in the cash market for slaughter-ready cattle....
View news from United States Pilot project highlights US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework
The Integrity Beef Sustainability pilot project has successfully mapped the US beef supply chain, making traceable and sustainable beef more accessible. ...
View news from United States Reduced COVID-19 rates in meat plants could be attributed to decreased testing
The slowdown in coronavirus cases at meat plants could indicate that industry control efforts are working, but decreased COVID-19 testing seems more likely....
28 July 2020
View news from United States US warns farmers not to plant unsolicited seeds from China
The USDA has warned farmers against planting unsolicited packages of seeds arriving from China, citing environmental concerns....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures fall amid ongoing supply concerns
US live cattle futures had a strong opening on 27 July but fell from session highs on technical selling and potential oversupply concerns....
View news from United States Genome-edited bull passes on hornless trait to calves
For the past two years, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have been studying six offspring of a dairy bull, genome-edited to prevent it from growing horns. This technology has been proposed as an alternative to dehorning, a common management...
 
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