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Friday, October 18, 2013
Obama Signs Bill; US Shutdown Ends
US - The 16-day shutdown has officially ended. US President Barack Obama has signed the bill that will reopen the government and raises the debt ceiling....
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Progress on Farm Bill Negotiations a Commendable Step, Says Farm Bureau
US - Congressional leaders’ moving forward on negotiations to resolve differences between the Senate and House versions of the 2013 farm bill is a commendable step but much more remains to be done, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. ...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
NFU Letter to Congress Outlines Priorities for Farm Bill Conference Committee
US - In a letter sent on Tuesday (15 October) to the members of Congress recently named to the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson outlined the union's priorities for the final version of the legislation....
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Solid Start to New Fiscal Year, Says Cargill
US - Cargill's ability to serve customers reliably and manage risk in challenging markets during the first-quarter of fiscal 2014 has bolstered performance, while recent acquisitions have supported global growth in the malt and aquaculture sectors, the...
USPoultry, Foundation Approve New Research Grants
US - USPoultry and the USPoultry Foundation have approved a total of $277,914 for five new research grants at five institutions. The research funding was approved by the boards of directors of both organizations, based on recommendations from the Foundation...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
US Government Shutdown Makes Trading Decisions Uncertain
US - The United States is uncertain as to when the government shutdown will come to an end, and this uncertainty has troubled the agricultural industry and those wanting to make trading decisions for their crops and livestock. ...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Farmers Union Concerned by Impact of Government Shutdown
US - As the US government remains in shutdown mode, National Farmers Union (NFU) is deeply concerned about the direct impact it is having on livestock producers, especially in severe weather stricken areas....
Friday, October 04, 2013
Shoppers Find Higher Prices for Poultry and Dairy Products
US - Shoppers are paying slightly more for food items at the grocery store compared to the first half of 2013. Higher retail prices for meat items such as boneless chicken breasts and dairy products, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in...
Report Touts Importance of Agriculture Exports to US Economy
US - The Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress released a report this week citing the importance of agriculture – and agricultural exports in particular – to the American economy....
Thursday, October 03, 2013
America in Dire Situation, Say Farmers
US - This week, the US witnessed a federal government shutdown and the expiration of the current farm bill....
NFU Leaves Farm Bill in Speaker's Hands
US - A letter was sent to the Speaker of the US House of Representatives by National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson, calling for an immediate naming of conferees to the farm bill conference committee....
Most of US Frustrated with Congress, Says Bureau President
US - Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) released a statement regarding the expiration of the Farm Bill. He said that farmers and ranchers, along with 90 per cent of the country, are frustrated with Congress....
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Cal-Maine Marks Strong Start to Year
US - US-based egg processing company Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. has announced results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 ended 31 August 2013, wherein the first quarter of fiscal 2014 saw a 17 per cent increase compared to the same period in the previous...
Monday, September 30, 2013
US Farmers Hope New House Rule Will Pave Way for Farm Bill
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said the passing of a US House of Representatives rule that would relink farm programs and nutrition programs should pave the way for the farm bill to be completed this year. ...
Friday, September 27, 2013
US Wins Trade Dispute with China over Chicken Products
US - The World Trade Organization has backed the US in its trade dispute with China over the imposition of tariffs on broiler products. ...
CME: Broiler Producers Opt for Softer Pricing for Breast Meat
US - While there is broad expectation among market participants and analysts that broiler supplies are set to increase in the coming months, the latest USDA chicken supply data shows that the pace of future supply growth has slowed down in recent...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
CME: Chicken Inventories Up from Previous Month, Year Ago
US - The latest USDA "Cold Storage" report showed that stocks of beef, pork and poultry at the end of August were about 1.2 per cent lower than the previous month but still about 0.8 per cent higher than a year ago, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
AFBF Looking for Expanded Capacity, Access to Markets
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has joined with the Alliance for Northwest Jobs & Exports this week to show support for three proposed multi-commodity export terminal projects in the Pacific Northwest in order to bring about Expanded capacity...
Market Intelligence Forum Returns to IPPE
US - The Market Intelligence Forum to will preview the industry economic conditions at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta in January....
Monday, September 23, 2013
CME: Pig and Poultry Numbers on the Rise
US - While cattle numbers continue to shrink due to the cumulative effect of two years’ of drought conditions in some major cow-calf regions and chicken and pork producers look to expand their flocks/herds and output as feed prices moderate, the turkey...
Thursday, September 19, 2013
CME: Retail Meat Prices Forced Higher in August
US - Last year’s record-high production costs and drought reduced supplies continue to force retail meat prices higher with beef, pork and chicken prices setting new records again in August, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Chicken Production 'Picks Up Steam'
US - Broiler egg sets were up by 4.6 per cent for the week ending August, the most recent Broiler Hatchery report states. ...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
CME: Declining Corn and Soybean Condition
US - This week’s Crop Progress report from USDA reported changes in corn and soybean condition that were about in line with analysts’ expectations. The percentage of the corn and soybean crops rated in good and excellent condition fell by one and...
Monday, September 16, 2013
CME: Changes to Livestock Supply Estimates for 2013 and 2014
US - The latest USDA WASDE update contained a number of important changes to estimates of grain and livestock supplies for the remainder of 2013 and 2014, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Friday, September 13, 2013
Extension is Not the Answer to Stalled Farm Bill
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson stated that an extension is not the answer to a stalled farm bill....
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