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Extreme cold temperatures and heavy snow is gripping much of the eastern half of the country this week. From eastern Montana, across the Great Lakes and the Midwest to the East Coast and the Southeast, wind, snow and winter mix will likely impact cattle, travel and a host of markets.

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On Jan. 30, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced Thunder View Farms in Grahamsville, New York, as the winner of the 2018 Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The award was presented at the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans.

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President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law on Dec. 20, 2018, much to the relief of lawmakers and agriculture interest groups alike.

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A recent unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. USFWS, announced two important holdings related to the scope of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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On the heels of the eighth annual National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s Antibiotic Symposium, held Nov. 13-15 in Overland Park, Kansas, both Wendy’s and McDonald’s released updated policies and concerns regarding the beef both companies are sourcing, namely, in regards to the antibiotics producers are using to keep those animals healthy.

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Evolving market dynamics make it easy to underestimate how the impacts and costs of trade issues will continue to grow in 2019. Many agricultural markets have been impacted thus far, and the damage will grow and spread unless resolutions are forthcoming promptly. Trade issues will have accumulating impacts in a variety of ways as more time passes.

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