U.S.- China: “Let’s Make A Deal” – U.S. Beef, China Cooked Poultry; U.S. Natural Gas – DTN May 15, 2017

    🕔May 15, 2017
    U.S. agriculture got some significant trade wins with China under a 100-day trade action plan that was rolled out late Thursday night in an announcement by the U.S. Commerce Department. […]

    Livestock Markets: NAFTA Trade Is Important for Meat Industry May 1, 2017

    🕔May 1, 2017
    The 2016 election cycle created a lot of confusion about the importance and benefits of trade in general. In particular, a good bit of the election year rhetoric focused on […]

    Livestock Market: Continued Strong Domestic, Export Beef Demand Expected Apr 28, 2017

    🕔Apr 28, 2017
    The cattle industry in general and feedlots in particular have done a good job managing growing livestock supplies for most of the last year, helping to minimize supply pressure coming […]

    Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump Apr 19, 2017

    🕔Apr 19, 2017
    Many agricultural producers have expressed concern over the direction of executive branch trade policy since January. These apprehensions may not be universally shared in all quarters of Rural America; however, tariffs […]

    Livestock Markets: More Exports, Fewer Imports Supporting U.S. Beef Apr 17, 2017

    🕔Apr 17, 2017
    More exports and fewer imports are helping to support beef markets, with February total beef exports up 19.3 percent and, combined with the January total, represent a year-to-date increase of […]

    Beef Industry Could Benefit from China Reopening Its Doors to U.S. Apr 11, 2017

    🕔Apr 11, 2017
    It’s been nearly 14 years since China allowed sales of U.S. beef in that country, but that may be about to change. And that’s very good news for the U.S. […]

    U.S. Livestock and Poultry Outlook: Too Much Meat? Maybe. – DTN Feb 24, 2017

    🕔Feb 24, 2017
    Is there such a thing as too much meat? Maybe, according to the USDA World Agricultural Board. In an initial 2017 outlook comments for the beef, pork, and poultry industry, […]

    Farm Policy: Trade Agreement Uncertainty – Lingering Concern for Farmers Feb 7, 2017

    🕔Feb 7, 2017
    Recent news items suggest that anxiety in the agricultural community over Trump administration trade policy is not going away.  After promising to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), […]

    Livestock: International Trade Moderating U.S. Meat Production Oct 17, 2016

    🕔Oct 17, 2016
    Recently released data indicates U.S. meat exports continued to grow year over year for August, with international trade moderating increased U.S meat production. Beef exports increased 29.5 percent compared to […]

    Beef Checkoff Battle Continues – DTN Oct 7, 2016

    🕔Oct 7, 2016
    A recent legal move by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to have a say in the release of documents related to government audits of the beef checkoff system has been […]


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