Industry News

NCBA Applauds President Trump’s Call for Swift Congressional Approval of US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

“The sooner we can secure our access to Mexico and Canada, the sooner we can focus our time, energy, and resources on improving our access to lucrative markets in Asia and Europe.” WASHINGTON (Feb. 5, 2019) – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s call in his State of the Union Address for swift Congressional approval of the…

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The Markets

By : Stephen R. Koontz, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics – Colorado State University   What do the technical say? February through October live cattle futures show strong upward trends with resistance levels repeatedly broken and the trend holding whenever tested. These charts will for sure show up in extension talks and lectures. The more deferred contracts are sitting closer to resistance levels whereas nearby…

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Feeder Cattle Prices Discounted to Fed

By : Stephen R. Koontz, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics – Colorado State University   Fed cattle and boxed beef cutout values entered 2019 and have stayed at levels similar to or better than last year. Fed cattle prices are about $124 with last year being close to $126 at this time – this is about 2% weaker. The cutout value is currently close to…

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NCBA Announces Campaign for “Fake Meat Facts”

WASHINGTON (February 6, 2019) – Today the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association launched a new campaign highlighting critical questions about the production of lab-grown fake meat. The Fake Meat Facts campaign will shine a spotlight on the many unknowns that the federal government must clarify before finalizing the regulatory framework for these emerging products. “The federal government is moving in the right direction on lab-grown fake meat oversight, but…

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EPA and Army Announce Public Hearing on Proposed New “Waters of the United States” Definition

WASHINGTON (February 6, 2019) — Following President Trump’s directive to provide certainty to American farmers and landowners so that the economy can continue to expand while waters are protected, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are moving to the next steps in proposing a new definition of the Waters of the United States. EPA and the Army will hold a public hearing…

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