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Bull sales and trends at Nichols Farms Play video

Dave Nichols says 2013 proved to be a record year for bull sales at Nichols Farms. FULL STORY »

Monsanto scientist, two others win World Food Prize

The 2013 World Food Prize winners were announced at a ceremony at the U.S. State Department. Among the three winners was a top scientist at Monsanto, a selection sure to stir more debate about the benefits of biotechnology. FULL STORY »

Feedyard margins a train wreck, packers cozy

Cattle feeding margins continue to erode as cash prices slip again. Beef packers enjoy healthy profits. Pork producer margins gain as negotiated cash sales improve nearly $5 per hundredweight for the week. FULL STORY »

Feeder cattle higher, fed cattle soft in light trade

Feeder cattle traded higher last week in a solid test, while calf prices were steady to weaker. The fed cattle market saw another week of decline as market-ready cattle supplies increase. Supplies will peak in the next 30 to 45 days. FULL STORY »

Feeding margins take another hit, packers comfy

The red ink continues to flow for cattle feeders as cash prices were softer last week. Packers also lost margin, but significant profits remain. Pork producer margins continue to improve. FULL STORY »

Stocker and feeder cattle solid, fed cattle weaker

Stocker and feeder cattle sold stronger last week in an active market, but cattle feeders and beef packers were locked in a week-long standoff as bids and asks were dollars apart. FULL STORY »

Monsanto calls GM wheat sprouts an “isolated occurrence”

Monsanto executives emphasize the company’s diligence in destroying or safely storing GM wheat seed from the program they discontinued nine years ago. They say sabotage can’t be ruled out in the Oregon incident. FULL STORY »

Monsanto sued over discovery of GM wheat sprouts

Nine years after Monsanto ended its GM wheat program, but less than a week after the announcement that GM wheat sprouts were discovered in Oregon this spring, a Kansas farmer has filed suit against the company. FULL STORY »

Packer margins hefty, feeding margins ugly

Profit margins for beef packers eased lower last week, and losses for cattle feeders were slightly less, but it’s clear that packers hold the market leverage at this point. FULL STORY »

Feeder, fed cattle prices steady but beef demand disappoints

Memorial Day typically kicks grilling season into high gear. But rain along the east coast and higher retail beef prices produced a disappointing weekend for beef sales. Cattle markets were mostly steady. FULL STORY »

Commentary: GM wheat sprouts another round of Monsanto criticism

On the heels of last weekend's "March Against Monsanto," APHIS announces they've found glyphosate-resistant wheat sprouts in a field in Oregon. The discovery will likely fuel more anti-GM criticism. FULL STORY »

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