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Prices Heading Down for Food, Feed Crops, Paris Economists Say

Get ready for lower prices.

Agri-Pulse is reporting that economists at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) a Paris-based group of analysts who work with the UN Food and Ag Organizaiton say that the decline in prices for food and feed crops, livestock and fish products are evidence that an “era of high prices is quite likely over for all sub-sectors...

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5 Year Outlook for Livestock Producers “Good Times”; New Bing Crop Down 4%

The Purdue-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer for May is in and the results found farmers and ranchers less optimistic than April. Some of the decline in producers’ sentiment during May was attributable to changing perceptions about the livestock sector...

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Canada Says TPP will Claim Jobs; Overuse of Antibiotics an Public Health Problem

Turkey Farmers of Canada, an organization representing Canada’s 500 plus turkey farms, says imports allowed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership will hurt the Canadian turkey industry...

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Endangered Species List Gets Mixed Reaction; Canada Seeking $3 Billion Tariffs Against USA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the greater sage grouse will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. But, in a mixed announcement, the Bureau of Land Management and the USDA Forest Service also announced their decision to move forward with land management plans which address sage grouse populations across the birds’ 184 million acre range...

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Universities to Receive Grants Supporting Water Issues; Crate, Cage-Free Meats to Be Used in Breakfast Sandwiches

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced more than 10-million dollars being awarded through 21 grants to universities to support critical water problems in rural and ag watersheds across the nation...

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USDA To Pay Out 3.9 Billion Dollars; Results of FDA Analysis of Milk

The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute or FAPRI released its latest baseline outlook for U.S. agriculture projecting the USDA to pay out 3...

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Ground Beef Certified by Heart Association, Animal Welfare Act Proposed

  • The Beef Checkoff Program has announced Extra Lean Ground Beef is now certified by the American Heart Association to display its Heart-Check mark.

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New Dietary Guidelines Says Less Meat, Odor Prevention Resources

  • The Associated Press reports this year’s dietary guidelines from the government may include an environmental focus.

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Beef Checkoff Under Scrutiny, Departments of Agriculture Examining Tax Code

  • The United States Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging USDA to review and rewrite the Beef Checkoff.

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Argentinian Beef Imports Gets New Rule, American Indian Ag Census Released

  • USDA’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service has proposed a new rule to allow the importation of beef from a region in Argentina.

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