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April 1 Cattle on Feed report expected to be neutral to market
Friday's April 1 USDA Cattle on Feed report isn't expected to ruffle the market's feathers and send the complex tumbling lower. However, it is unnerving to note the increase in total on-feed numbers amid weaker marketings as, seasonally, this can become problematic for the industry, as showlists naturally grow larger over the summer.
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Biden administration taps CCC for $1B in foreign food aid
The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to use USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation spending authority to provide $1 billion in additional food assistance overseas, a move requested by leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee last year.
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Senators continue to urge Biden administration to prioritize E-15
A member of the U.S. Senate Ag Committee says expanding the use of E-15 sends important signals to consumers and the energy industry.
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BLM rule threatens multiple use management of public lands
On Thursday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Public Lands Council (PLC) expressed serious concerns about the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final “Conservation and Landscape Health” rule that reimagines the agency’s requirements to manage lands for multiple uses, including livestock grazing.
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Growing the CHS grain supply chain
CHS has signed an intent to purchase agreement for eight grain assets in five states from Cargill. With this purchase, CHS aims to continue optimizing its enterprise supply chain while providing market access and end-to-end value to owners.
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USTR defends administration's response to China's miss on Phase One pledge
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai faced another panel of lawmakers frustrated by the Biden administration's trade policies, which do not involve any efforts to negotiate long-term free-trade agreements.
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Six national commodity groups call on U.S. International Trade Commission to nix petition related to duties on herbicides
Six of the nation’s major commodity groups, including the National Corn Growers Association, sent a letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission today encouraging it to vote negative in advancing a petition by Corteva Agribusiness to place antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of the herbicide 2,4-D shipped from India and China.
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IRI summer forecast points to Western Corn Belt dryness due to La Nina influence
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) published its global and regional seasonal climate forecasts this week.
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Year-Round E15 Act introduced in U.S. House
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House that would allow E15 to be sold during the 2024 summer driving season.
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USDA partners with FarmRaise to offer educational tools and resources to promote financial access and equity for agricultural producers
The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled a new, online Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) Decision Tool and farm loan resources available to agricultural producers and cooperators who help producers access USDA disaster assistance, farm loans and other federal farm programs.
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USTR Tai criticized during House Ways and Means Committee hearing on trade
The chair of the House Ways and Means Committee expressed disappointment in the performance of the U.S. Trade Representative during a hearing Tuesday morning.
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EPA hopes to make herbicide strategy easier to implement
The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to make its endangered species herbicide strategy easier for growers to implement by adding more conservation practices and using better maps.
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House Ag Chair readies farm bill ag will like, but force Democrats to choose
The chairman of the House Agriculture Committee expects to mark-up a farm bill in committee before the end of May and use a Biden administration move to boost SNAP spending to increase spending in other areas of the farm bill.
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Vilsack: limited budget and time caused report cancellations
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack told the Senate Ag Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday the budget cuts for USDA in Fiscal Year 2024 have consequences for U.S. farmers and ranchers.
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RFA to NASS: County-level data critical to climate-smart ag, biofuel programs
The Renewable Fuels Association on Monday urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service to reconsider its plan to stop reporting farm acreage, yield and production estimates at the county level.
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Vilsack says 'concerted' effort underway to pass farm bill, offers advice on CCC
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday there is a “concerted” effort in Congress to pass a farm bill this year, but also suggested that hardline conservative demands are making the effort more challenging for House Republicans.
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6% of U.S. corn, 3% of soybeans planted
U.S. farmers were generally able to make solid planting progress last week, but there were delays in some areas and dry weather in the Plains is having some impact on winter wheat.
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Agriculture emissions fall to lowest levels in 10 years
America’s farmers and ranchers are leading the way in greenhouse gas emission reduction through voluntary conservation efforts and market-based incentives.
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Railroads protest Federal Railroad Administration two-person crew rule
After receiving over 13,500 written comments during a public comment period of 146 days, in addition to all the testimonies from a one-day public hearing on Dec. 14, 2022, the Federal Rail Administration (FRA) finalized the two-person crew rule on April 2, 2024.
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Wittich aims to strengthen grain bins against earthquakes, wind storms
A University of Nebraska–Lincoln researcher is focusing on a specific piece of structural engineering so ubiquitous across rural America, they are barely noticed — the humble steel grain bin.
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McKalip: progress made on U.S. ethanol import tariffs
The chief ag negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says work continues to resolve a tariff increase on U.S. ethanol imports to Brazil.
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With inflation percolating, KC Fed chief cautions against cutting the Fed interest rate
The president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank is cautioning his fellow Fed bankers to continue to "be patient" before making any preemptive moves to lower interest rates.
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HPAI found in three more dairy herds in Michigan
Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in three additional dairy herds in Michigan, the state’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced Friday.
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Cover crop results and collaboration - Iowa Seed Corn Initiative provides 2023 report
In 2023, nearly $464,000 in financial assistance was provided to farmers through the Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crop Initiative for cost share associated with cover crop conservation practices through the Water Quality Initiative (WQI).
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Survey tallies consumer attitudes toward lab-grown meat alternatives
Many consumers view conventional meats as both tastier and healthier than laboratory-grown alternatives, according to the March Consumer Food Insights Report.
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CONAB lowers Brazil soybean, corn outlooks further
Brazil’s equivalent of the USDA has made more cuts to their domestic corn and soybean crop estimates.
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House Ag GOP makes farm bill pitch to Democrats
Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee are offering to advance some Democratic policy priorities on issues ranging from nutrition assistance to rural community aid in a bid to win bipartisan support for a new farm bill.
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USDA slightly lowers US corn ending stocks
USDA on Thursday lowered domestic corn ending stocks slightly due to higher-than-anticipated ethanol use for the corn crop.
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