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15 October 2020
View news from United States NCBA welcomes additional research on brucella species
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association commends the USDA for increased research on brucella species in large animals. ...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures dip as wholesale beef prices soften
US cattle futures sank on 14 October following the cash markets lower while wholesale beef prices continue to decrease....
14 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rebound after recent losses
US live cattle futures corrected on 13 October amid a stronger wholesale market....
13 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures slip as market feels seasonal pressure
US live cattle futures fell on 12 October following softening seasonal demand and the continued impact from backlogs at slaughterhouses....
View news from United States What are the key farming issues in the upcoming US election?
Despite President Trump enjoying wide support among US farmers, some have reservations about the impact his trade policies on crop prices and international movement of US farm products....
View news from United States Ribeye-eating pigs demonstrate protein quality for humans
Nearly a decade ago, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) developed a new index to assess protein quality in foods. The goal, writ large, was to address food security for the world’s most vulnerable populations, creating more accurate...
12 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: feeder cattle futures sink to three-month low
Feeder cattle futures dropped on 9 October amid pressure from surging prices for US grain....
View news from United States US Conservation Stewardship Programme may miss the mark
The USDA recently issued a final updates to the Conservation Stewardship Programme, but the NFU fears that the rules leave structural flaws unaddressed. ...
11 October 2020
View news from United States Lack of White House support is stalling COVID-19 relief bill - NFU
Despites Congress passing an amended version of the HEROES Act on 1 October, President Trump is refusing to move the law forward until after the election....
09 October 2020
View news from United States Arbiom demonstrates scale-up of wood-to-food technology
Biotechnology pioneer Arbiom achieves continuous process operations in demonstration programme of its wood-to-food technology....
08 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures reach highest price since 20 August
US live cattle futures gained on 7 October but feeder cattle prices saw uneven trading....
View news from United States Backlogs in global meat processing expected to last into 2021
Economic uncertainty, as well as shifts in supply and demand, has caused great uncertainty in global protein markets. The situation has been further exacerbated by outbreaks of illness due to Covid-19 at the processing level that have created bottlenecks...
07 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: US cattle futures trade mixed, with live contracts edging higher
US live cattle contracts received support from the strengthening cash markets on 6 October....
View news from United States US NFU slams Trump administration for refusing to pass COVID-19 relief
The National Farmers Union President Rob Larew warns that stalling pandemic relief until after the election puts millions at risk of food and economic insecurity. ...
06 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: strong cash markets boost cattle futures
US live cattle futures gained ground on 5 October on expectations that cash prices will remain advantageous....
View news from United States USDA moves to overhaul labelling to deter organic fraud
After multiple cases of organic food fraud eroded consumer confidence, the USDA moves to strengthen its oversight of organic production....
View news from United States Secretary Perdue warns that China may not meet farm commitments in Phase 1 trade deal
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says that China may fall short of its agricultural product purchasing commitments made in its Phase 1 trade deal with the United States....
05 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures sag as demand looks uncertain
US live cattle futures fell on Friday 2 October, taking a que from falling global financial markets after President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19....
View news from United States OSI Group Helps Scale Regenerative Grazing in US
OSI Group is partnering with other U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef members to help scale regenerative grazing practices in the Northern Great Plains in Montana through a project run by regional non-profit Western Sustainability Exchange and international...
04 October 2020
View news from United States US passes amended version of HEROES Act, but is waiting for Presidential approval
After stalling in the senate for four months, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act will include critical relief for food insecure Americans and struggling businesses....
02 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: nearby cattle futures sink on profit-taking
US live cattle futures had a mixed trading day on 1 October with nearby contracts lowering on profit-taking after the December benchmark contract reached a six-week high....
View news from United States 50 US senators back trade agreement with Taiwan
50 US senators from both parties have called on the Trump administration to begin negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with Taiwan....
01 October 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures falter as grain prices skyrocket
US live cattle futures slipped on 30 September and feeder prices dipped as prices for grain used as animal feed soared....
View news from United States Pandemic revealed structural weaknesses in the US farm and food system
In the NFU's testimony to Congress, President Rob Larew told a house committee that COVID-19-related disruptions exposed underlying weaknesses and structural challenges for US farmers and the food system....
View news from United States US Senate passes CR to avert government shutdown
A Continuing Resolution passed by the US Senate has averted a government shutdown and will provide much-needed support for farmers and food insecure Americans. ...
30 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures climb as demand strengthens
US live cattle futures rose on 29 September as traders noted signs of strong beef demand and expectations of firm cash cattle trading this week....
View news from United States Major meatpackers refuse to pay worker benefits for COVID-19 infections and deaths
An in-depth analysis from Reuters outlines the experiences of meat plant workers who were infected with the novel coronavirus while on the job and how major meat are denying sickness and death compensation claims....
29 September 2020
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures inch up as cash markets look more optimistic
US live cattle futures closed higher on 28 September, reversing their low opening as strong packer margins raised expectations for higher cash cattle trade for this week....
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