Texas Field Reports: Cotton Prices Rally Amid Speculative Buying Oct 15, 2021

🕔Oct 15, 2021
Cotton futures rose rapidly over recent weeks as speculators began buying for potentially big profits based on expectations that prices would go up, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Livestock: Promising Vaccine Candidate for African Swine Fever Oct 13, 2021

🕔Oct 13, 2021
Bloomberg’s Mike Dorning reported last week that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture has potentially found a vaccine to combat African Swine Fever [ASF], a disease that devastated hog herds in China and was […]

Texas Field Reports: Pumpkin Growers Near End to Challenging Season Oct 6, 2021

🕔Oct 6, 2021
Texas pumpkin growers faced myriad challenges to produce average yields, but demand for the fall cooking and decorative staple remains high, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Most of […]

Ag Trade: Gulf Export Inspections Make Comeback, Hog Production Variables in China Evolve Oct 4, 2021

🕔Oct 4, 2021
Reuters writer Karl Plume reported this week that, “U.S. soybean exports jumped last week to a six-month peak, while corn shipments were the highest in a month as Louisiana Gulf Coast terminals […]

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, […]

Livestock: Unexpectedly Lower Hog Inventories, Steady to Lower Demand Oct 1, 2021

🕔Oct 1, 2021
The USDA’s September Hogs and Pigs report places the September 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 75.4 million head, up about 1.3% from last quarter but down 3.9% from last […]

Livestock: Ag Groups Appeal to SCOTUS on Prop 12 – DTN Sep 30, 2021

🕔Sep 30, 2021
The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to consider their challenge to California’s Proposition 12, which would ban the sale […]

Texas Field Reports: Beef Cattle Faring Well Going into Fall, Winter Sep 29, 2021

🕔Sep 29, 2021
Beef cattle prices and forage conditions have been much improved for Texas producers so far in 2021, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Most Texas cattle producers experienced cooler, […]

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 […]

Louisiana Ag Suffers at Least $584M in Damage from Hurricane Ida Sep 23, 2021

🕔Sep 23, 2021
The Louisiana agriculture industry has suffered at least $584 million in damage after Hurricane Ida walloped the southeastern portion of the state last month with strong winds and flooding, according […]

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