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Farmers and ranchers now can anonymously report potentially unfair and anti-competitive practices in the livestock and poultry sectors using an online tool the USDA and Department of Justice (DOJ) launched Feb. 3.

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Drought is expanding in the country. While much of the Intermountain West, the Southwest and parts of the Northern Plains have been in drought for much of the past 18 months or more, drought is expanding dramatically now in the Central and Southern plains.

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Unexpectedly large December placements once again pushed feedlot inventories higher year over year on Jan. 1. Feedlot placements in December were 106.5% of last year, higher than the average trade expectation and above the trade estimate range.

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President Biden met with farmers, ranchers and independent processors from across the country Jan. 3 to outline the Biden-Harris administration’s Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain.

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CattleFax has introduced its annual cow-calf survey. Information requested in the survey provides participants and the rest of the industry with valuable data regarding industry benchmarks and trends.

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During the past three months, from October to December, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Smuggling Interdiction and Trade Compliance (SITC) program seized and destroyed more than 1,900 pounds of prohibited pork, poultry and ruminant products from New York City-area retailers.

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