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Mexico Retaliates Against U.S. Pork

6/5/2018 10:18:00 AM
Washington, D.C., June 5, 2018 — Mexico today levied punitive tariffs – 10 percent effective today, escalating to 20 percent on July 5 – on unprocessed pork (not including variety meats) in retaliation for tariffs on its metal exports to the United States. Mexico’s decision follows similar retaliation in early April by China, which imposed additional 25 percent tariffs on U.S. pork, reducing live hog values by as much as $18 per animal on an annualized basis. The following statement may be attributed to Jim Heimerl, NPPC president and a pork producer from Johnstown, Ohio. >> Read More

Australian Wool's EMI Tops 2,000 for First Time

6/4/2018 3:04:00 PM
The meteoric rise of the Australian Wool Market continued in Week 48. In what has almost become the norm in recent times, prices were again driven sharply upward. Quantities continue to decline as the season heads into the traditional quiet time of year, forcing buyers to work hard to secure their share of the reduced offering.  >> Read More

U.S. Beef Sustainability Framework Opens for Comment

5/3/2018 9:00:00 AM
DENVER (May 3, 2018) – The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) today opened a 60-day public comment period on the group’s Sustainability Framework. >> Read More

Wheat Groups Applaud Decision to Negotiate for TPP Membership

4/12/2018 12:55:00 PM
ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are very happy to learn that President Trump is directing U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow to begin negotiating for the United States to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  >> Read More

House Ag Committee Introduces Farm Bill

4/12/2018 11:46:00 AM
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) – critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients. Upon introducing the bill in the House, Chairman Conaway said: >> Read More

Cattlemen Respond to "Ill-Conceived" Endangered Species Act Lawsuit

4/6/2018 9:45:00 AM
WASHINGTON (April 6, 2018) – Earlier this week, an organization called Friends for Animals launched a misguided lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, asking for the agency to give a herd of non-native, feral horses in Montana protection under the Endangered Species Act. Friends for Animals is proceeding with the lawsuit despite the fact that rapidly exploding feral horse populations are starving on the range, damaging Western landscapes, and causing irreparable harm to native flora and fauna.   >> Read More

America's Cattlemen and Women are "Unfortunate Causalities" in Any Trade Wa

4/4/2018 9:31:00 AM
WASHINGTON (April 4, 2018) - Kent Bacus, Director of International Trade and Market Access for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today issued the following statement regarding the announcement that China has included American-produced beef on a list of proposed retaliatory tariffs: >> Read More

Tariffs Proposed by China Would Hit $16.5B in US Ag Exports

4/4/2018 6:48:00 AM
BEIJING, China (DTN) -- Chinese officials responded quickly Wednesday to the Trump administration's proposed 25% tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports by announcing higher tariffs on 106 more U.S. commodities, including soybeans. >> Read More

Trade War Prospects Weigh Heavy On Rural US

3/28/2018 2:32:00 PM

DENVER (March 28, 2018) — Despite the challenges, there are abundant opportunities for U.S. agriculture this year amid drought in South America and growing export prospects; however, those opportunities are at risk according to the latest Rural Economic Review from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division.

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Steel Tariffs Impact on Agriculture Still Up in the Air

3/16/2018 11:26:00 AM
There is a lot of uncertainty across the board when it comes to the impacts of President Trump’s proposed aluminum and steel tariffs. Farmers and ranchers are asking the question, “will this impact me? >> Read More
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Wyoming Beef Council Promoting WY Beef in Taiwan

6/20/2018 10:51:00 AM

Seeking to grow beef demand, the Wyoming Beef Council will use ENDOW funds for promotions targeting Taiwanese consumers.

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Give U.S. Wheat Farmers the Freedom to Compete

6/20/2018 5:40:00 AM
The familiar African proverb says that when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. Unfortunately for America’s farmers, that grass is the wheat growing in their fields as the big guys in Washington, D.C., and Beijing escalate their trade fight.  >> Read More
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SD Stockgrowers Launch Search for Executive Director

6/19/2018 6:07:00 AM
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association has launched the search for a new Executive Director. The Board of Directors is inviting applications from interested candidates to be submitted immediately. >> Read More
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DNA Results in For Mysterious Canine Shot Near Denton

6/18/2018 10:53:00 AM

The canine creature shot in Montana a month ago that captured the curiosity of the nation is actually a gray wolf.


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