Tag Archives: USDA

Cattle Futures Grind Along

By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com ME cattle futures are consolidating today after making modest gains Monday bolstered by the highest fed cattle prices last week since July 4. Futures are content to let the cash side keep the razzle dazzle while they … Continue reading

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USDA partnership improving sage-grouse habitat, grazing lands

“Thanks to the interest from ranchers and support of our conservation partners, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is working to secure this species’ future while maintaining our vibrant western economies,” Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie said … Continue reading

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Winter Buoys Feb LC; Cattle Inventory Report Negative

From The Beef by  Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com Severe cold, wind and snow combined to slow cattle movement in half of Nebraska and Iowa yesterday and today, which will curtail slaughter at some plants in this region. It is likely cash cattle prices … Continue reading

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New Lows as Cattle Futures Rout Continues

From The Beef By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com CME cattle futures have only bearish friends. Those that played for a corrective rally yesterday saw it fade well before the close. Setting aside the steep discounts to cash held by futures and the thought process … Continue reading

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Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee intends to drop beef from recommendations

…the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is recommending that overall red meat consumption be further reduced in the updated guidelines. Why of course! Everybody knows that meat eaters, gun collectors, Christians, hunters, global warming deniers, abortion opponents, those morally opposed … Continue reading

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COOL as is can’t be patched to satisfy WTO, Vilsack says

Do not be fooled by purposefully misleading names. There is no such thing on earth as “free trade.” All trade of any consequence (as governed by the likes of NAFTA, GAT, etc.) is “managed trade.” — jtl, 419 Trade body’s … Continue reading

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Cowboys and Indians and the Farm Bill

“How much more do they need to do to us?” said Spottedwolf, a 71-year-old former speaker in the Cheyenne-Arapaho tribal Legislature. “We’re still here. They didn’t annihilate us — we’re here. Give us back what was ours.” Don’t hold your … Continue reading

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Complete Coverage of March 10 USDA Reports

By: AgWeb.com Editors Below is AgWeb’s full coverage of the March 10 reports, which include USDA’s Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). News & Analysis  March 10 WASDE: Surprise, Surprise, Surprise USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand … Continue reading

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Congress is Falling Down on the Job

“Congress knows about these problems. They have known for 30 years. Farmers and ranchers are waiting for Congress to take action and work for solutions.” This makes me want to puke. It is an embarrassment to be associated with an … Continue reading

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