Livestock: U.S., Japan Reach Beef Agreement – DTN Mar 26, 2022

🕔Mar 26, 2022
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack late Wednesday announced that the United States and Japan have reached an agreement to increase the beef safeguard trigger level […]

Ag Trade: China Emerges as 3rd Largest Market for U.S. Beef, Key Factor in Pork Exports Oct 27, 2021

🕔Oct 27, 2021
In its October Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated that, “U.S. beef exports in August set a new record of 325 million pounds, […]

Livestock: R-CALF Beef Checkoff Case to Continue – DTN Oct 1, 2021

🕔Oct 1, 2021
A lawsuit against USDA challenging the Beef Checkoff program will be allowed to continue after a federal court on Wednesday denied the agency’s motion to dismiss. Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, […]

Ag Trade: U.S. Beef Exports Increase, Reflecting Large Shipments to China Sep 24, 2021

🕔Sep 24, 2021
In its monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report last week, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) stated that, “In July, U.S. beef exports totaled 297 million pounds, exceeding last July’s exports by 17.9 percent or 45 million pounds. The rise […]

Livestock: How Has COVID Changed the Industry? – DTN Apr 6, 2021

🕔Apr 6, 2021
Lee Reichmuth, who runs a cattle feedyard near Lindsay, Nebraska, recalls a year ago seeing “records broken” in cattle markets, such as boxed beef price moving from a little more […]

Ag Trade: China Purchased 71% of Phase One Target, Could Issue More Corn Import Permits Oct 27, 2020

🕔Oct 27, 2020
A news release from USDA on Friday stated that, “The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and [USDA] today issued a report highlighting the progress made to date in implementing the agricultural provisions in the U.S.-China […]

Ag Trade: USDA Forecasts U.S. Exports Up $5.5 Billion for 2021 Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
On Wednesday, the USDA released its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade, a quarterly report from the Department’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and Economic Research Service (ERS).  Today’s update includes highlights from […]

COVID-19: Tyson Discloses Extra Costs Triggered By Pandemic – DTN Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Tyson Foods saw its third-quarter net income fall because of COVID-19 as the company reported $340 million in related costs tied to the coronavirus. But Tyson still beat analysts’ expectations […]

Livestock: China Expands Suspension of Meat Imports from Brazil Jul 7, 2020

🕔Jul 7, 2020
The suspension of meat imports by China so far affects five large Brazilian plants. On Saturday, the Asian country removed pig companies BRF in Lajeado and JBS in Três Passos, […]

Livestock: COVID-19 Hits Packing Plants – DTN Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Coronavirus cases are increasingly affecting the meatpacking industry as both a beef and pork plant in Iowa were closed this week because of positive cases. Tyson Foods announced a pork […]

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