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Livestock producers must enroll in disaster assistance program by Oct. 1

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Written by David Cooper   
Friday, 05 September 2014 10:31

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date.

 

Cattle producers can add revenue with calf management

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Written by Blair Fannin   
Friday, 29 August 2014 16:27

A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices.

 

Cattle markets move past summer highs

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Written by Derrell S. Peel   
Monday, 25 August 2014 12:19

About a year ago I wrote an article entitled “Cattle markets move past summer lows.” The title of this article reflects how far we have come and serves as a reminder that the current cattle and beef market situation is the result of a market run that began over a year ago.

 

USDA seeks input on revisions to beef grading standards

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 13:05

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking public input on possible revisions to the U.S. Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef to adjust for recent improvements and trends in animal raising and feeding. AMS is also seeking input on a review of beef instrument grading.

 

Producers discuss policy priorities at NCBA summer conference

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Friday, 08 August 2014 08:20

Members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) addressed current policy priorities at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver this week, passing new resolutions and directives for the 2014 policy agenda.

 

Russia announces ban on trade items

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Written by Progressive Cattleman Editor David Cooper   
Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:35

Russia announced today that it is banning the purchase of food commodities from trade partners in the U.S., European Union and other nations. The trade ban is a result of sanctions that have been made against Russia in the wake of its conflict with Ukraine.

 
 


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