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08 June 2021
View news from United States USDA invests $1 billion in food bank capacity as part of the Build Back Better initiative
The USDA will invest $1 billion to purchase healthy food and shore up food bank capacity as part of the new Build Back Better Initiative. ...
View news from United States American Farm Bureau urges administration to act amid surge of undocumented immigrants
The recent increase in undocumented immigration is raising concerns among US farming and ranching families, says the American Farm Bureau Federation. ...
05 June 2021
View news from United States The US launches the annual Feds Feed Families Nationwide Food Drive
The USDA has kicked off the annual government-wide Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign and has created a website that makes it easy to participate, measure donations and share success stories....
04 June 2021
View news from United States JBS says that all facilities are back online after weekend cyberattack
All of meatpacker JBS SA's global facilities are fully operational after a weekend cyberattack disrupted much of its North American and Australian operations....
03 June 2021
View news from United States Tyson CEO steps down and operating chief King takes the helm
Tyson Foods Inc said on 2 June Chief Executive Officer Dean Banks would step down due to personal reasons after just eight months in the job, turning the helm over to the company's operations head Donnie King....
View news from United States JBS plants across North America and Australia reopen
JBS SA employees started returning to work at meat plants on 2 June, a day after the company's beef operations stopped following a ransomware attack, disrupting meat production in North America and Australia....
02 June 2021
View news from United States US says ransomware attack on JBS likely came from Russia
Brazil's JBS SA told the U.S. government that a ransomware attack on the company that disrupted meat production in North America and Australia originated from a criminal organization likely based in Russia, the White House said on 1 June....
View news from United States President Biden's proposed budget would ramp up USDA funding
President Biden's $6 trillion 2022 budget request would significantly increase USDA funding and advance farm infrastructure, says National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). ...
01 June 2021
View news from United States Cyber attack hits JBS meat plants in Australia and North America
Australian and North American units of the world's largest meat works were hit over the weekend by an organized cyber attack on its information systems, Brazil's JBS SA said in a statement....
28 May 2021
View news from United States USDA expects record farm exports for 2021
The US Department of Agriculture’s quarterly agricultural trade forecast projects fiscal year 2021 US farm exports at $164 billion – the highest total on record....
View news from United States More than 450 farm groups urge US Congress to invest in climate-focused agriculture
Over 450 farming and rural organizations are calling on Congress to invest $200 billion on climate-friendly farming improvements and infrastructure as part of the American Jobs Plan....
View news from United States Can the US ag sector go green?
A new report finds that US agriculture can lead the fight against climate change if farmers are given the right incentives. ...
27 May 2021
View news from United States Iowa State to test smart manure spreader at research farms
A new precision manure application system being tested at Iowa State's research farm can easily integrate with other smart farming equipment. ...
View news from United States Why farmers should have the right to repair their tractors
A blog post from the National Farmers Union's Hannah Packman explains why farmers should not be penalised for repairing essential farm equipment....
View news from United States Coalition of US farm groups defend move to delist grey wolf
A coalition of agriculture and forestry groups — including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Forest Resources Council, the American Sheep Industry Association, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and the Public Lands Council...
26 May 2021
View news from United States Iowa State's research farms boast new smart feeding system
Iowa State's research farms are embracing smart feed systems and new precision farming technologies, putting innovation to work for farms in the future. ...
25 May 2021
View news from United States USDA to begin debt relief for minority farmers from June
The US Department of Agriculture has announced that it will start erasing an estimated $4 billion in debt to minority farmers in June as part of efforts to address racial discrimination....
19 May 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures jump while feeders drop
US June live cattle futures rose on 18 May, with traders saying that the market remains oversold after plunging 2.5 percent on 13 May....
View news from United States US NFU and leading cattle producer organizations hold historic talks to tackle marketplace issues
National Farmers Union (NFU) recently joined with five other organizations that represent cattle producers to agree to work jointly on issues in the cattle marketplace....
18 May 2021
View news from United States Dr Jewel Bronaugh confirmed as US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
In a voice vote, the US Senate confirmed Dr Jewel Bronaugh to serve as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, making her the first Black woman to hold the position....
17 May 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures fall with corn while feeder cattle rise
CME live cattle futures extended their losses on 14 May on long liquidation that also dragged down corn futures....
14 May 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures tumble 2.5% on long liquidation
US live cattle futures fell 2.5% on 13 May, following broad declines in grain and livestock markets that analysts attributed to fund-driven long liquidation and technical selling after recent highs....
13 May 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures end mixed and feeders rise as corn prices falter
US live cattle futures closed mixed on 12 May, with the benchmark June contract easing in a light round of profit-taking....
12 May 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures extend their rally as beef prices climb
US live cattle futures rose on 11 May for a fifth straight session, following high-flying wholesale beef prices....
View news from United States Tyson Foods warns that rising costs will erode profits despite lifting its revenue outlook
American meat processing giant Tyson Foods expects that rising costs will hit profits in later quarters of 2021, even though the company raised its full-year revenue forecast due to higher meat prices and improving consumer demand....
11 May 2021
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise again as demand remains strong
US live cattle futures gained on 10 May as cattle processing picked up, led by strong beef prices....
View news from United States Tyson Foods beats sales estimates in second-quarter 2021
Tyson Foods, the largest US meat processor, outperformed second-quarter revenue projections on 10 May due to strong demand for poultry from the food service sector....
10 May 2021
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise on improved US beef prices and an upswing in demand
US cattle futures rose on 7 May as strong beef prices and demand for red meat that catapulted margins for beef processors....
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