Livestock: Hog Industry Faces Financial Disaster – DTN Jul 21, 2020

🕔Jul 21, 2020
Hog producers currently are holding on to about 1.1 million animals that should have been slaughtered already. The number could grow to about 1.6 million by the end of August […]

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Effect July 1 – DTN Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
When the sun rises Wednesday, it will bring with it the dawn of a new era as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement goes into effect. Not a lot will change, and there […]

Livestock: Calls for Aid to Pork Farmers – DTN May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
Members of Congress are turning different directions to try to provide some indemnity for pork producers forced to depopulate their herds. A bipartisan group of 14 senators on Monday sent […]

Coronavirus: No Quick Fix for Pork Industry – DTN Apr 30, 2020

🕔Apr 30, 2020
The executive order signed Tuesday by President Donald Trump is expected to provide more federal resources to ensure packing plants have safety measures in place for their workers to continue […]

Coronavirus: Meat Workers Urge Fed Action As Members Die, Plants Close – DTN Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
The chairman of the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday called on the White House Coronavirus Task Force to help deal with the growing crisis facing pork producers. Rep. Collin Peterson, […]

Livestock Watchdog Tracking Virus-Skewed Markets “With A Fine-Tooth Comb” – DTN Apr 22, 2020

🕔Apr 22, 2020
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has been quietly increasing its monitoring of the livestock markets, CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert stated. “Agriculture, like so many sectors of the U.S. economy, is […]

House Passes Ag Labor Bill – DTN Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
The House late on Wednesday passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act by a vote of 260 to 165, passing legislation that has strong backing from most agricultural groups, but is […]

2020 House Election Forecast – DTN Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
One year from the 2020 general election, more than half of the Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee are facing less-than-“solid” chances of retaining their seats, but the Democrats appear […]

Trade Aid: Democrats Charge USDA of “Picking Winners and Losers” – DTN Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
A group of Senate Democrats released a report Tuesday on the Trump administration’s agricultural trade aid program, charging USDA “is picking winners and losers in their attempt to aid farmers […]

House Ag Committee Approves Commodity Futures Trading Commission Bill – DTN Nov 1, 2019

🕔Nov 1, 2019
After the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, House Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said the bill “sends a strong […]

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