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06 June 2019
View news from United States Consumers Want Food Labelling Details Spoon-fed
US - In 2016, Congress passed a federal mandate requiring manufacturers to label bioengineered foods. Since then, industry leaders have been searching for quick and easily accessible methods for sharing information about how and why a product was bioengineered,...
05 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Fed Cattle Futures Continue to Lose Ground; Will Brazil BSE Case Affect US Cattle Prices?
US - Fed cattle futures continued to lose ground on Monday, as market participants worry about the broader macro trends and the potential impact this may have on beef/cattle market down the road, Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports....
View news from United States Red, White Meats Equally Bad for Cholesterol, Study Says
US - Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat such as poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a new study....
04 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Live Cattle Futures Steady to Slightly Higher for Most of W22
US - A Memorial Day shortened work week has not been an impediment to the chaos that washed over the food and agriculture markets this week, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
03 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Results of 'Meat Production, Distribution and Income' Report
US - USDA NASS released "Meat Production, Distribution and Income" last Thursday for 2018, along with the Final Estimates from 2013-2017. Among the reported numbers is cash receipts, value of home consumption and gross receipts, reports Steiner Consulting...
31 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Ample Supplies of Lean Beef So Far in 2019
US - Supplies of lean beef so far in 2019 have been ample, boosted by increases in both beef and dairy cow slaughter and a small increase in beef imports, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
30 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Livestock Producers Pay Close Attention to Grain Markets
US - Grain markets have been in a frenzy in recent days as market participants come to terms with the fact that a good portion of the corn crop has yet to be planted, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States New Vision for Genomics in Animal Agriculture
US - Iowa State University researchers are part of a team that designed a new vision for animal genomics research into the next decade. The blueprint they created could help scientists and farmers meet the needs of a growing global population while improving...
View news from United States Model Identifies High-risk Areas for Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle
US - Researchers have combined two separate computer models to identify areas at highest risk for outbreaks of lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) in cattle. ...
29 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Bullish Cattle on Feed Report
US - Analysts on average were expecting placements to be up 13.5 percent compared to a year ago, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
24 May 2019
View news from United States USDA Announces Details of Trade Assistance Package; NFU Urges Adoption of Supply Management Policies
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday released initial details for a trade assistance package to support family farmers and ranchers struggling with oversupply and low prices due to international trade conflicts. ...
23 May 2019
View news from United States Farm, Food & Rural Groups Support Ag Merger Moratorium Bills
US - Yesterday, a broad-based coalition of 219 farm, food, rural, faith and consumer advocacy organisations delivered a letter to Congress endorsing food and agribusiness merger moratorium bills introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jon Tester...
21 May 2019
View news from United States 150,000 Growers and 16 Million Acres Impacted by US Midwest Flooding
The Midwest flooding crisis has already damaged grain and potentially many grain bin structures and is expected to present problems into July, impacting the current planting season. ...
17 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Grocery Store Beef Prices in April Mixed
US - Grocery store beef prices in April were mixed, based on data from USDA-Economic Research Service (ERS) calculations derived from the Bureau of Labor monthly consumer price survey, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NFU Urges Congress to Halt Relocation, Reorganisation of Research Agencies
US - Despite concerns about how it would affect the quality, quantity, and objectivity of agricultural research, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rushing forward with plans to move the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the...
16 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Prices Take a Tumble
US - Feeder cattle prices have tumbled in the last four weeks, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Trade Assistance Must Help All Affected Farmers, NFU Says
US - Following the recent escalation of trade tensions between China and the United States that will likely exacerbate the erosion of agricultural export markets and further depress commodity prices, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected...
15 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Weather Plays Major Role in Dressed Cattle Weights
US - Cattle dressed weights rose above a year ago for the week ending 20 April after 22 weeks straight of weights coming in below 2018’s, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Q1 Beef Exports below Last Year’s Pace
US - For the first quarter of 2019, US beef exports were slightly below last year’s record pace, according to March data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF....
14 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Beef Production for 2019 Projected to Rise
US - USDA issued last week its first forecasts for meat supplies/prices in 2020, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cargill Invests in Cultured Meat Company
US - The demand for protein is expected to grow 70 percent over the next 30 years as the global population increases significantly. With an eye to complementing its focus on animal protein, Cargill announced today it will invest in Aleph Farms, a cultured...
13 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Higher Beef Prices Likely to be Cause of Slowdown in Shipments During Q1/2019
US - Market focus remains on ongoing trade talks between US and China. But it is still important to stay in tune with fundamentals, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Farmers Need Lifeboat to Survive Low Prices, Oversupply Caused by Trade War
US - On the heels of unsuccessful trade negotiations with China, the White House was expected to increase tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods early Friday morning. ...
10 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Weekly Report for Beef Viewed as Bullish
US - The regular weekly export report for beef and pork was released yesterday and we viewed the report as neutral for the pork complex and bullish for beef, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual
US - An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry....
View news from United States Beef Demand and Cattle Prices
Cattle prices are derived from the total value that consumers place on beef products, writes Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Livestock Marketing Specialist. ...
09 May 2019
View news from United States Spring Health Strategies to Turn Up Performance in Calves
For cattle producers, a successful cow/calf program starts in the spring. That’s critically important this year, given the harsh winter that cattle across the country faced, writes Kevin Hill, D.V.M., technical services manager, Merck Animal Health....
08 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Wholesale Beef Prices Under Pressure During W17, W18
US - Wholesale beef prices have come under some pressure in the last two weeks, negatively impacting the fed cattle values, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
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