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12 March 2015
Missouri Bird Flu a Major Concern to US Poultry
US - Two new cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus are a cause of "major concern" for the poultry industry, but things aren't critical yet. ...
Few Changes to USDA Crop Estimates
US - USDA made very few changes to its crop estimates in yesterday’s March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE)  but the changes it did make were a bit unexpected, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner....
Three Colleges Received $30,600 in USPOULTRY Foundation Grants
US – Louisiana State University, McNeese State University and Mississippi State University received student recruiting grants totalling $30,600 from the USPOULTRY Foundation....
05 March 2015
CME: 2015 Total Meat Production Up So Far
US - The production stories of the three major meat protein species are considerably different so far in 2015. Total meat and poultry production (including also turkey) so far this year is up 2.1 per cent from one year ago but none of the individual species...
03 March 2015
CME: Is Meat and Poultry Demand Softening?
US - Is meat and poultry demand softening after a strong two year run? That is a very important question being posed by analysts as they try to look at these markets going forward. As DLR readers know, virtually every metric points to the strength of...
02 March 2015
CME: January Chicken Prices Trod Along
US - Retail chicken prices have "trod steadily along" in the New Year, according to Len Steiner and Steve Meyer looking over January's market data. ...
Cautious Optimism for Integrated Virginia Poultry Unit
US – Officials are “cautiously optimistic” about an integrated poultry production complex in Virginia....
23 February 2015
Low Food Price Inflation and Record Meat Output to Combine
US - Lower energy prices, lower transportation costs, the appreciation of the US dollar, drought intensification in the West, and the Farm Bill implementation will affect the agricultural economy in the US over the short term....
18 February 2015
CME: US Meat Exports Facing Significant Headwinds
US - US meat exports are facing significant headwinds at this time, be this due to the sharp increase in the value of the US dollar, lower prices for competing meats in other countries and the slowdown strike in West Coast ports, write Steve Meyer and...
13 February 2015
NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised the introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015....
11 February 2015
US Poultry, Egg Exports Broke Records in 2014
US - Despite the loss of the Russian market for the fourth quarter, US poultry export quantity in 2014 set a new record for the second consecutive year, and the value of those exports was the second-highest in history....
10 February 2015
CME: Final US 2014 Meat Data Message Positive
US - The final data for US meat and poultry exports are in for 2014 and the message is still positive with export values up sharply and export volumes staying remarkably steady in light of much higher domestic prices and the appreciating dollar, write...
09 February 2015
Pros and Cons of Trade Agreements Explained at IPPE
US - An overview on trade agreements and key issues were given in four presentations at an education programme on the US–EU Free Trade negotiations at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). ...
05 February 2015
Challenge to California's Foie Gras Ruling
CALIFORNIA, US - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has said she will appeal last month’s decision by a federal judge to overturn the state’s ban on foie gras....
Fresh Call to End Port Dispute Hitting Meat Exports
US - A coalition of 92 food, agricultural and allied groups has called on both sides of the West Coast port dispute to end the disruption....
04 February 2015
CME: When Will Relative Meat Prices Return to Normal?
US - Real GDP growth showed significantly on a quarter-to-quarter basis in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2014, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
03 February 2015
US Farmers Say Agriculture Has Done Its Part to Reduce Deficit
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers, ranchers, and rural America....
02 February 2015
CME: Appreciation of US Dollar a Key Issue for Livestock, Poultry Companies
US - A key issue facing US livestock and poultry companies this year will be the appreciation of the US dollar....
29 January 2015
Turkey Industry Demands Movement on Trade Promotion
US – The National Turkey Federation has urged Congress to renew powers for trade negotiators which the body says ensure effective negotiation and conclusion of beneficial trade agreements....
27 January 2015
Port Standstill Spells Trouble for US Farm Prices
US – Union tensions have halted meat exports from west coast seaports because of a struggle over worker contracts, with major implications for beef, chicken and pork trade....
26 January 2015
CME: Cold Storage Report Had Bearish Implications for Beef, Chicken Prices
US - The latest USDA cold storage report had bearish implications for beef and chicken prices while we think it was neutral for pork, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Welfare Rule Doubles California's Egg Prices
US – Intense market debate reignited in California after the cost of eggs doubled as farms realigned to new laws limiting layer bird stocking rates....
Super Bowl Sunday Means Super Chicken Wing Sales
US - Americans are forecast to eat 1.25 billion chicken wings for Super Bowl Sunday on 31 January, with wholesale prices higher than last year....
23 January 2015
Higher US Broiler Production Forecast
US - Broiler supplies have been steadily increasing in the last few months and the latest data points to higher production levels in February and March, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
22 January 2015
US Senator Takes on South Africa over Poultry Meat Duties
US - A Delaware senator is pushing for renewed efforts to force South Africa to cut the duty on imports of poultry meat from the US....
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