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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....
View news from United States US NFU voices support of the American the Beautiful initiative
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraged that agriculture is incorporated into the Biden administration's conservation principles. ...
View news from United States Controlling Feed Loss, Spoilage Important for Cattle Production
Feed spoilage and waste obviously cost money, but they may have bigger impacts on cattle health, as well. Denise Schwab, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers these reminders of feed loss types, causes and effects and...
09 May 2021
View news from United States American Farm Bureau puts mental health in the spotlight with State of Mind directory
As part of Mental Health Month, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has unveiled State of Mind, an online directory of resources for farmers, ranchers and their families who experience stress or mental health challenges....
08 May 2021
View news from United States Consumers likely to consider health and environmental impacts of food after the pandemic
A panel of experts explains that health and environmental sustainability are influencing consumers' shopping decisions - and that this trend is likely to continue....
07 May 2021
View news from United States Biden administration makes recommendations to protect 30% of US land and water
Biden administration officials on 6 May took their first step toward carrying out the president's campaign pledge to conserve 30% of American land and water over the next decade, outlining six categories for how it should be used....
View news from United States CME update: cattle futures rise with wholesale meat prices
US live cattle futures climbed on 6 May as US wholesale prices increased....
View news from United States US Farmers Union members advocate for immediate climate action
Members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) are approaching their elected representatives with their concerns over climate change during the NFU's "Days of Advocacy"....
06 May 2021
View news from United States USMEF reports record-breaking beef exports in March
US exports of beef and pork posted record highs in March 2021, according to data released by the USDA and analysis from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF)....
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