DTN Livestock Open: Firm Early Cattle Buying

🕔Dec 19, 2018Mixed trade is expected early Wednesday with firm follow-through support expected to develop in cattle trade. Lean hog futures should remain mixed when markets open with a combination of follow-through […]

DTN Livestock Close: Cattle Futures Shift Higher

🕔Dec 18, 2018The entire cattle complex saw strong gains Tuesday, helping to spark additional buyer activity. Hog futures continued to erode lower Tuesday. GENERAL COMMENTS: Cash cattle markets remained sluggish with bids […]

Michigan: Grand Traverse County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Hail

🕔Dec 18, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Grand Traverse County, Michigan, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to hail that occurred on Aug. 1, 2018, may be […]

North Carolina: 11 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Florence

🕔Dec 18, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 11 North Carolina counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Anson, Avery, Dare, Person, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Watauga and Yadkin counties who […]

Georgia: 76 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Michael

🕔Dec 18, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 76 Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael that occurred Oct. 9 through Oct. 11, 2018, may […]

Tariff Aid: Second Check Is in the Mail – DTN

🕔Dec 18, 2018The second check is in the mail. USDA announced Monday afternoon that “at the direction of President Donald J. Trump,” the second “and final round” of trade aid payments under […]

Mississippi: Ag Industry Holds Steady Despite Lower Row Crop Values

🕔Dec 18, 2018Agriculture was a $7.7 billion industry in Mississippi this year, exceeding the total set in 2017 despite declines in the estimated value of row crops, timber, catfish and livestock. The […]

DTN Livestock Midday: Cattle Trade Post Gains

🕔Dec 18, 2018Strong market support is redeveloping in cattle futures even though the complex remains lightly traded. Hog futures are still under pressure with front-month February contracts leading the market lower. General […]

USDA Cited JBS – Swift Beef Co. and Required Restitution to Beef Producers – DTN

🕔Dec 18, 2018USDA has imposed a $50,000 civil penalty against JBS USA Food Co., also known as Swift Beef Co., and required restitution to producers after JBS’ plant in Grand Island, Nebraska, […]

DTN Livestock Open: Residual Selling and Short-Covering

🕔Dec 18, 2018Look for cattle futures to open on a mixed basis thanks to a combination of residual selling and short-covering. Lean hog contracts should also with uneven price action as traders […]

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