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Negotiations with China regarding the details of an agreement to ship U.S. beef to China have been ongoing for the last few months, and were finalized June 12. It didn't take long for the Greater Omaha Packing Company to take advantage.

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Since wildfires swept across the Texas Panhandle on March 6, 2017, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has urged farmers and ranchers affected by the fires to contact their local NRCS office in USDA Service Centers to make an Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) application for recovery assistance.

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced yesterday the suspension of all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market.

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The dog days of summer have arrived, and we find ourselves in the midst of another cattle cycle. For the past few years, the expansion phase of the current cattle cycle has been going strong.

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The USDA forecasts 2.3 percent growth in U.S. beef production in 2018, based on larger 2016 – and expected 2017 – calf crops projected to support increases in cattle placements in late 2017 and early 2018.

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