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Boxed Beef Report: Choice boxed beef continues to decline

Chioce boxed beef continues it's week-long fall, dropping 14 cents on Tuesday to hit $252.46. The 27-day average now rests at $252.31. Select boxed beef dropped as well on Tuesday from $249.34 on Monday to $249.10. The 24-cent decrease brought the 27-day average price to $244.85.

Choice primal rib jumped on Tuesday, increasing $3.48 to hit $353.33. This change brought the 27-day average price to $362.37. Choice primal short plate and choice primal flank also saw increases of $2.32 and 59 cents, respectively. Choice primal round saw the largest decrease, falling $2.37 on Tuesday.


July 4th cookout costs less this year, 
still under $6 per person

A Fourth of July cookout of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly less this year and still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.


Forrest Roberts stepping down as NCBA CEO

Forrest Roberts has announced his resignation as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), effective July 31. Roberts has been the CEO of NCBA since 2009.


Tips for farmers and ranchers with arthritis

University of Missouri Extension agricultural systems management specialist Willard Downs and Missouri AgrAbility Project director Karen Funkenbusch offer the following tips for farmers and ranchers with arthritis:


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