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Monday Market Sentiment: 5-area cash cattle remains steady

Our panel of cattle industry experts who make up our Monday Market Sentiment panel expected the cash cattle price to keep the previous week’s momentum, overestimating it to hit $164.49. FULL STORY »

Value of beef exports up again in August

For the second consecutive month, August export value for U.S. beef increased year-over-year – setting a new monthly record and keeping export value on record pace, despite declines in volume, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program. FULL STORY »

Ag markets moved mostly higher Tuesday morning

Corn futures are rallying Tuesday morning. Monday’s weekly USDA Crop Progress report stated the corn harvest as being just 31% complete, which apparently sparked a corn futures bounce from their overnight decline. FULL STORY »

U.S. urges Japan to be 'bold' in Pacific trade pact talks

The time is "ripe" for Japan and the United States to reach a breakthrough in talks for a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, the U.S. commerce secretary said on Tuesday, adding that the two were "a lot closer" to a deal than in recent months. FULL STORY »

Farmers’ biggest issue may be consumer expectations in the future

Each time we walk into the supermarket we are confronted with an array of choices that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago. FULL STORY »

$3.6M to assist California farmers with drought

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $3.6 million for 93 different projects to implement on-farm water irrigation systems that reduce water and energy use, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). FULL STORY »

Managing the herd when pasture is limited

Consecutive years of drought could prompt beef cattle producers to find ways to unconventionally feed and manage their cow herds. One option when grass is limited is moving the herd to a confinement situation. FULL STORY »

South Texas cattle program could reflect growing herd numbers

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel are hoping that with recent rains and improved pastures, South Texas cattle ranchers will start rebuilding herds sold off during the drought. FULL STORY »

U.S. beef, pork on display at one of world’s largest food shows

Dan Halstrom, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president for marketing and communications, is in Paris this week for SIAL 2014 – one of the world’s largest food exhibitions. FULL STORY »

VFD-day approaches

From the October issue of Bovine Veterinarian: FDA is moving forward with policies intended to minimize risk of antibiotic resistance in pathogens. FULL STORY »

U.S. Cattlemen's Association continues to support COOL

The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) reiterated their continued strong support for country-of-origin labeling (COOL) today, despite a disappointing decision from the World Trade Organization that COOL regulations are in some respects inconsistent with U.S. trade obligations. FULL STORY »

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