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The future of the U.S. agriculture industry looks a little uncertain following a tumultuous election period, with delays in ballot counting and some narrowly won races in key states.

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The latest monthly trade data were released by the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) in early November. The September data continued to show adjustments from the beef production and beef price changes earlier in the year, as well as the impacts of global beef demand.

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More than 45 years after gray wolves were first listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Trump administration and its many conservation partners are announcing the successful recovery of the gray wolf and its delisting from the ESA.

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Global meatpacking giant JBS S.A. and its parent company J&F Investimentos S.A. (J&F), have pled guilty to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and will pay fines of more than $256 million for bribery, according to a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) news release.

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A large winter storm is advancing across the central U.S. bringing cold temperatures and some much-needed moisture. Oklahoma is expected to see a first freeze and precipitation ranging from rain to freezing rain to ice to snow through midweek. Farther north and west, snow and cold are blanketing much of the Rocky Mountain and Plains regions. Fluctuating temperatures and cold, wet conditions add additional stress and health challenges for cattle, particularly for weaning calves and receiving stockers and feedlot cattle.

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The National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced Tuesday that its annual convention and trade show, originally scheduled to take place in Nashville, Tennessee, in February 2021, has been pushed back to August 2021.

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