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28 May 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures buoyed by economic optimism and discount to cash prices
US cattle futures rose for a second day in a row on 27 May as easing COVID-19 restrictions across the US boosted optimism about the general outlook for the economy and beef demand....
27 May 2020
View news from United States Smaller meat processors face backlogs as coronavirus continues to shutter large slaughterhouses
Small meat processors across the US and Canada report months-long bottlenecks as farmers search for abattoirs to process backlogged livestock....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rally along with the stock market
US cattle futures rose alongside the rising stock market as the economy slowly reopens....
25 May 2020
View news from United States USDA greenlights $1 billion in loan guarantees for farmers
The USDA is making $1 billion in loan guarantees available to rural business and farmers to meet their working capital needs as the health crisis continues. ...
View news from United States CME update: live and feeder cattle futures slip upon release of cold storage data
US live and feeder cattle futures closed lower on 22 May ahead of the USDA Cattle on Feed report and after lacklustre cold storage data was released....
23 May 2020
View news from United States New Iowa State web hub lets users track COVID-19’s economic impacts in the US
Tracking COVID-19’s economic impacts, especially in the state of Iowa, is now possible thanks to resources on a new web hub....
22 May 2020
View news from United States USDA reports tightened meat inventories
US meat inventories have contracted after COVID-19 outbreaks shuttered slaughterhouses – USDA....
View news from United States US farmers now eligible for direct assistance from CFAP programme
USDA details financial supports available to farmers who experience losses from COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Programme (CFAP). ...
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rise against cash markets
CME live cattle futures firmed while feeder cattle fell slightly ahead of the 22 May USDA cattle on feed report....
21 May 2020
View news from United States Purdue University and Microsoft team up to calculate COVID-19 impact on agriculture
New collaboration between Purdue University and Microsoft calculates agricultural product supply risk stemming from COVID-19 worker illnesses....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures sink as slaughter rate rises
US live cattle futures dipped on 20 May due to oversupply despite reopened processing plants....
20 May 2020
View news from United States NCBA welcomes new coronavirus relief measures for US cattle producers
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) welcomes new details of the CFAP programme that aim to help cattle producers, but stress that more needs to be done to protect family-owned cow-calf and stocker operations. ...
View news from United States President Trump proposes halting US cattle imports to protect ranchers
President Trump floats terminating trade deals where the US imports cattle in an effort to assist US ranchers negatively impacted by COVID-19....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures rise as slaughtering ramps up
US live cattle futures firmed despite increased slaughter numbers....
19 May 2020
View news from United States How to transport calves without trouble
The transported calf is subject to a series of stresses, stresses that would even greatly challenge a mature immune system....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures reach six-week high after a third straight day of gains
US live cattle futures rose for a third consecutive day on 18 May, hitting their highest point since 1 April....
18 May 2020
View news from United States US NFU hails additional aid for farmers and stronger protections for workers
The US House of Representatives has passed a $3 trillion relief and stimulus bill, shoring up state responses and assistance amid COVID-19...
View news from United States CME update: live cattle close higher, following strong cash market
US live cattle futures closed higher on 15 May, with gains in front contracts against previous months....
16 May 2020
View news from United States LWR invited to join dairy accelerator programme
America's largest dairy cooperative recognises Livestock Water Recycling's (LWR) role in the dairy value chain with invitation to join accelerator. ...
15 May 2020
View news from United States Trump threatens to cut ties with China
President Trump signalled a further deterioration of his relationship with China over the COVVID-19 outbreak, telling reporters that he has no interest in speaking to Chinese President Xi Jinping....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures close lower amid easing beef prices
US live cattle futures ended mostly lower on 14 May as wholesale beef prices began falling from their previous high....
14 May 2020
View news from United States US Senators lead legislation to bring more transparency and accuracy to livestock markets
US Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Jon Tester (D-Montana) propose bipartisan legislation to increase proportion of "spot" payments meat packers are required to negotiate. ...
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures close lower, retreating after this week’s earlier advances
US live cattle futures closed lower on 13 May, falling after early advances on profit-taking and hopes of easing beef prices....
13 May 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures inch up, following climbing beef prices
US live cattle futures closed higher on 12 May, with short-term contracts rising by the daily maximum....
12 May 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures close lower on profit-taking
US live cattle futures ended lower on 11 May, with some contract months sinking their daily 3-cent limit on profit-taking....
View news from United States USRSB releases new educational materials for National Beef Month
The beef industry’s first-ever online educational modules dedicated to beef sustainability launched this May during National Beef Month....
11 May 2020
View news from United States US union opposes reopening processing plants as more workers die
The largest union representing US meatpacking workers said it opposed the reopening of plants as the Trump administration had failed to guarantee workers’ safety....
View news from United States Trump promises to purchase $3 billion worth of farm goods from next week
President Trump announced that the US will begin purchasing $3 billion worth of dairy, meat and produce from farmers....
 
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