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2016 December 23
Not many cash fed cattle had sold by close of trade last Thursday, but the prices for those that did sell were a nice pick-up. With slightly over 6,000 head confirmed sold, prices ranged from $112-114 live, this being well above the prior week’s $108-111.


by USDA
2016 December 23
Employment grew in about 60 percent of rural counties (1,227 out of 1,976) between the first half of 2015 and the first half of 2016. Rural counties with rising employment levels were located in all regions of the country, but concentrated in the Midwest, the Southeast and Pacific Northwest.
2016 December 16
Cash fed cattle trade dallied last week. After several weeks of impressive movement seen by the close of trade on Thursdays, not even 7,000 head had been confirmed sold by last Thursday afternoon. The largest chunk of that was sold via the Fed Cattle Exchange, but only about half of the offered 7,753 head sold.


2016 December 9
Each year commercial cow/calf operations must decide how many replacement heifers are grown out to be put in the breeding pasture. Individual ranches must make the decisions about heifer retention based upon factors that directly affect their bottom line.
by DTN
2016 December 9
Most ag producers are well aware of the $500,000 Section 179 first-year deduction that’s available for 2016, as well as the 50 percent bonus depreciation available on new (not used) assets.
2016 December 9
The transition to bigger beef supplies (and psychologically to the idea of bigger supplies) that began impacting cattle markets in 2015 continued in 2016. Markets adjusted down, including a brutal, fear-driven crash in markets in the third quarter, followed by a significant rally in the fourth quarter.
2016 December 9
By end of trade last Thursday, there had been an anemic showing for the cash fed cattle market compared to recent weeks. With not even 32,500 head confirmed sold for the week—past weeks have seen over 90,000 head and more sold by the same time—prices were down $3-4 from the prior week at $106-112 live and down $5-7 at $168-170 dressed.


2016 December 2
The Fed Cattle Exchange set the tone for last week’s cash fed cattle markets at $110-114, selling most of its 4,718-head offering. This was up $2-4 above the prior week’s sale range. By close of trade Thursday, almost 91,000 head had been confirmed sold for the week at $110- 115 live and $174-182 (average $175.


by USDA
2016 December 2
All U.S. states export some agricultural products to markets overseas. While the value of agricultural exports is relatively modest for states like Alaska, Rhode Island and New Hampshire (less than $100 million in 2015), many states rely on agricultural exports for a large share of their market revenue.


by USDA
2016 November 25
Many of the differences between rural and urban economies reflect differences in their industrial composition. While service industries account for the largest share of jobs and earnings in both rural and urban areas, rural areas are more dependent on manufacturing and industries producing primary goods—such as farming, forestry and mining.
by DTN
2016 November 25
Harvest 2016 isn’t officially over, but already predictions of a fourth and fifth consecutive year of grim commodity prices in 2017 and 2018 are putting a damper on agricultural lenders’ attitudes.
2016 November 25
“The forecast going into next year, I think, is bright as far as recovering some of our export markets,” Ross Wilson—President and CEO Texas Cattle Feeders Association— told audiences at the recent American Bankers Association’s Agricultural Bankers Conference, held in Indianapolis, IN.


2016 November 18
Total cattle imports from Canada and Mexico are down 19.8 percent yearover-year for the first 10 months of the year including a 13.9 percent decrease from Canada and 24.3 percent fewer cattle from Mexico compared to one year ago. Total cattle imports for the year-to-date include slaughter cattle which are up 10.
2016 November 18
On Wednesday, nearly all of the Fed Cattle Exchange’s +13,000-head offering sold from $103.25-108.25. The bulk of the trade was in the $106-108 region, up about $4 on both ends of the range from the prior week. This surprisingly strong trade set the tone for the rest of the week’s impressive cash fed cattle trade.


by USDA
2016 November 18
This is a relatively new phenomenon; historically, the public sector has led funding. From 1971 to the early 2000s, total public and total private R&D on food and agriculture followed each other closely.


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