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15 February 2021
View news from United States Cold stress: late winter storms cause challenges for cattle
A Kansas State University beef cattle specialist is urging the state’s producers to continue monitoring their cattle’s condition, especially during periods when Mother Nature sends her winter chill....
View news from United States Novel sperm imaging technique could improve cattle, human fertility
University of Illinois researchers have developed a new technique to determine the fertility of sperm samples in cattle....
14 February 2021
View news from United States US NFU hails additional support for food and ag in COVID-19-relief bill
In a step towards passing a $1.9 trillion relief package, the House Agriculture Committee voted 25-23 in favour of the bill’s food and nutrition title, potentially giving $16.1 billion in relief to farmers....
11 February 2021
View news from United States Tyson Foods to face investor pressure over lobbying, human rights at shareholder meeting
Tyson Foods Inc faces pressure from nuns, the Teamsters union and asset managers to disclose more about its lobbying and human-rights policies, after meatpacking workers were ravaged by COVID-19 last year....
View news from United States US December beef exports are outstanding - USMEF
Reporting from the US Meat Exporters Federation shows that US beef exports showed strong momentum, with December 2020 posting one of the best months on record. ...
09 February 2021
View news from United States November US Beef Exports Largest in More than a Year; Pork Top Previous Annual Record
U.S. beef exports posted one of the best months on record in November, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
08 February 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures top one-year high on strong demand
US live cattle futures reached their highest point in a year on 5 February, while March feeder cattle futures slid back from previous highs....
06 February 2021
View news from United States Keep foodborne illness away from your Super Bowl end zone
Score a touchdown this year with your Super Bowl LV snacks by keeping bacteria out of the end zone....
04 February 2021
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures slip despite solid domestic demand
US live and feeder cattle futures settled lower on 3 February as traders pin hopes on increased meat demand from China....
03 February 2021
View news from United States Bull run in US grain futures markets is in high gear, but for how long?
US grain futures markets the past few months have rallied strongly, setting multi-year highs. As of this writing, nearby corn futures have notched a 7.5-year high of $5.55 3/4 a bushel, nearby soybean futures a 6.5-year high of $14.38 1/4 a bushel and...
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures advance on strong meat demand
US live and feeder cattle futures rose on 2 February as both domestic and export demand for beef improve....
View news from United States Lawsuit alleges that Tyson Foods misled shareholders about COVID-19 safety measures
US meat and poultry processor Tyson Foods Inc was sued on 2 February for allegedly defrauding shareholders with misleading disclosures about its ability to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in its facilities....
View news from United States Essential agriculture workers in California to get COVID-19 vaccine on farms
Deemed an essential workforce during the pandemic, California's mostly Latino farmworkers are also underrepresented in the state's vaccination program, health officials and activists say, prompting the delivery of shots in the fields....
View news from United States President Biden halts residential evictions for USDA multifamily housing communities
The Biden administration has put a moratorium on residential evictions in USDA multifamily housing, following CDC guidance....
02 February 2021
View news from United States US Congress to investigate COVID-19 worker safety at meat processing firms
A US congressional panel is investigating three large meatpacking companies for possible worker-safety violations after reports that hundreds of industry workers have died of the novel coronavirus....
01 February 2021
View news from United States White House plans to review terms of US-China trade deal
The Biden administration will review all national security measures put in place by the former administration, including the US-China Phase 1 trade deal signed in January 2020....
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures slip on end-month profit-taking
US live cattle futures closed lower on 29 January as traders booked profits at the end of the week and month while Wall Street equity markets declined....
View news from United States Considerations for Maintaining Condition in our Breeding Bulls during Winter
For bulls coming out of the breeding season, body weight loss may have occurred, and we need to make sure that we get bulls back in condition before the next season....
30 January 2021
View news from United States US industry groups call for urgent action on livestock antibiotic overuse
A coalition of animal health groups is urging the new US administration to address the growing threat of AMR and curb the overuse of antibiotics in livestock farming. ...
29 January 2021
View news from United States Analysis: how the Biden Administration's new approach will affect food and agriculture
After his inauguration on 20 January, President Joe Biden began implementing his agenda, issuing more than three dozen executive orders, proclamations and memoranda on a wide range of issues. ...
28 January 2021
View news from United States USDA temporarily suspends debt relief for thousands of distressed farm loans
The USDA has temporarily suspended debt collections, foreclosures and other activities on farm loans due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis....
View news from United States US farm groups cautiously welcome renewed federal action on climate change
President Joe Biden signed multiple executive orders to address the mounting challenge of climate change; farm groups like the NFU and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) stress that farmer input is critical for climate success. ...
27 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: rising beef prices buoy live cattle futures
US live cattle futures rose on 26 January for a fourth straight session, with deferred months setting life-of-contract highs....
26 January 2021
View news from United States President Biden moves to address food insecurity through executive order
President Joe Biden has signed an executive order (EO) that increases food assistance for families missing meals due to school closures and gives additional funding for SNAP....
View news from United States Foreign Animal Diseases of Concern: Foot and Mouth Disease
Although the United States has not had foot and mouth disease (FMD) since 1929, it’s still affecting livestock elsewhere around the world — and that could return it here....
25 January 2021
View news from United States Next Few Months Critical to Spring Fertility
Getting management of the suckler cow right in the January to April period will be critical in determining the success of the 2021 breeding season. Most Spring calving suckler cows are either just freshly calved or will calve in the next 8-12 weeks. Aidan...
View news from United States Thinking about retirement and your legacy of the land
As the sun sets on another taxing day at the farm and you begin to think about the future, do you have a plan for the next steps? ...
22 January 2021
View news from United States CME update: live cattle futures surge ahead of USDA Cattle on Feed report
US live cattle futures gained on 21 January ahead of a closely watched monthly Cattle on Feed report, due on 22 January from the USDA....
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