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Dairy Sales Climb in June and Oil Prices Lowest in 6 Months
Supermarket News says dairy sales totaled just under $5.1 billion for the month, 16% higher year-over-year. Oil prices declined to the lowest point in almost six months.
Farmer Sentiment Index Up 6 Points and U.S. Cropland Prices Higher
CME Group Ag Economy Barometer farmer sentiment index rose six points in July to a reading of 103, somewhat more optimistic than June,
Salmonella in Raw Chicken Products and Ag Lending Boosted
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced it will declare Salmonella as a contaminant in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products. Larger loans continued to boost lending activity in the second quarter of 2022
Looting of Ukrainian Grain and Cost of Farm Production Higher
The California Department of Water Resources is urging the public to keep livestock and pets from drinking or entering the water at San Luis Reservoir in Merced County.
Recession Expected and Vilsack on Third Round of ReConnect Program
A staggering 96% of community bank leaders expect a recession to hit within the next 18 months. Ag Secretary says additional awards through the ReConnect Program will be coming later this year.
California Almond Production Down and Grain Leaves Ukraine Port
**California’s almond production for 2022 is expected to be 11% lower than last year. That’s according to the state almond forecast published recently by the USDA’s National Ag Statistic Service. Last year, California produced 2.92 billion meat p...
Consumers Buying Chicken / NCBA Supports Food & Energy Security Act
Research presented at the 2022 Chicken Marketing Summit shows that U.S. consumers are still buying chicken.
Strawberry Genes Fight Deadly Disease and Next Gen Fuels Act
University of California, Davis researchers have discovered genes in strawberries that may help ward off a deadly soilborne disease.
Ag News: California Winegrape Assessment and AGH Has New Name
California winegrape growers will pay a higher assessment this year to combat a deadly crop disease and the insect that carries it.
Russia-Ukraine Grain Export Deal and Deere Clean Air Act Violations
Officials from Russia and Ukraine signed a deal Friday to reopen grain exports from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports. John Deere may be violating the Clean Air Act by limiting repairs on the emission control systems of its machines.