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by DTN
2016 January 29
and the Senate. Meanwhile, on the legal side, it could be some time before the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, OH, determines whether it has jurisdiction to hear multiple legal challenges to the rule that agriculture and other industries fear will expand federal jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

by WLJ
2016 January 29
Animal disease epidemics are a significant concern to the animal agriculture industry. The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will facilitate a discussion on this crucial topic, at the next Annual Conference April 4-7, 2016 in Kansas City, MO..

by WLJ
2016 January 29
The small animals were no small feat either. The auction started with a bang when the Grand Champion Lamb sold for $50,000, exceeding last year’s bid by $10,000. The Grand Champion Goat sold for a recordbreaking $40,000, more than doubling last year’s bid of $16,000.

by WLJ
2016 January 29
Recent price shock in the market and insights about the turbulence ahead were explained last week to more than 2,000 beef producers at the CattleFax Outlook Session held during the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in San Diego, CA.

by USDA
2016 January 29
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Administrator Kevin Shea recently announced changes to the department that include Chief Veterinary Officer and Deputy Administrator for Veterinary Services, Dr. John Clifford, moving to another department.

by WLJ
2016 January 29
In December 2015, the all-fresh retail beef value came in at $5.89/lb., lower than in December 2014 when the price was $5.98/lb. This was the first time this happened in 2015. Pork and broilers also had this experience, however. The average retail price of beef still was more than average retail price of pork and broilers combined with pork averaging $3.

2016 January 29
We always knew that the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon was not going to end well; it hasn’t ended but should soon now that someone has been killed.
by USDA
2016 January 22
The value of the U.S. dollar against other major currencies strengthened considerably in 2015, accelerating a trend that began in 2011. The agricultural tradeweighted exchange rate is a broad measure of the value of the dollar against 79 foreign currencies, weighted by their share of U.


2016 January 22
“We’ve been having good cotton yields lately, the last two years,” he said. “Some growers have managed to produce four bales per acre. With each bale weighing about 500 pounds, some have been meeting that 1-ton cotton goal that before the decline in boll weevils was just a dream here.


2016 January 22
People were less excited to buy cattle last week compared to the prior week. Whereas the prior week saw 90,000 head trade by Thursday, last week couldn’t even muster 4,000 head traded by Thursday. Cattle buyers were likely waiting for the release of the Cattle on Feed report to give the manic market some direction.


by WLJ
2016 January 22
In the first World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report of the year, forecasts for beef production in 2016 have fallen 75 million pounds (mp) from the previous report’s estimate to 24.67 billion pounds (bp).