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- Canada Says Korea Trade Agreement Will Boost Beef Producers
03/12/2014Canada and South Korea concluded negotiations on a free-trade deal that will give more market access for Canadian beef producers and phase out tariffs on cars made by Korean companies such as Hyundai Motor Co.
- After Thaw, Snow Returns to Midwest, Northeast
03/12/2014A wet snow forced residents of Chicago and the Midwest to once again break out shovels, while those in upstate New York gear up for a blizzard.
- Soybeans Slide After 14% Advance as China Seen Canceling Cargoes
03/12/2014Soybeans fell for a third day on speculation a rally since the beginning of February may curb demand and prompt China to cancel more purchases.
- Zoetis Introduces ONE SHOT® BVD
03/12/2014Vaccine helps provide respiratory protection for beef and dairy cattle.
- U.S. Senate Warns Europeans to Stop Food Fight Over Dairy Names
03/11/2014“No one country has any right to own common food names for their exclusive use.” -- NMPF’s Jim Mulhern
- Defining a Breeding Season is Crucial for Beef Herds
03/11/2014It is nearly impossible to make significant herd progress without first establishing a defined breeding season and in turn a defined calving season.
- Wheat Gains Most in Week as Ukraine Turmoil Creates Supply Risk
03/11/2014Wheat futures for May delivery rose 1.6% to $6.5075 a bu. at 11:08 a.m. on the Chicago Board of Trade, heading for the biggest gain since March 4.
- EU Offers Ukraine Millions in Trade Relief to Steady Its Economy
03/11/2014Under today’s proposal, the EU would eliminate annual import duties against Ukraine of 330 million euros on agricultural goods including cereals, pork and poultry.
- High Plains Dairy Conference Updates Producers from Five States
03/11/2014The High Plains Dairy Conference held recently in Lubbock, Texas, served as a one-stop update for many things important to the dairy industry, including the value of maintaining good employees.
- Registration Opens for 2014 PLC and NCBA Legislative Conferences
03/11/2014The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced that registration is open for their 2014 legislative conferences.
- Is Idaho’s ‘Ag Gag’ Law a Template for Other States?
03/11/2014States that attempt to pass similar legislation are in for some very nasty business. Animal rights groups play hardball.
- Feeding Margins Remain Above $230, Packers in the Black
03/11/2014A $2 per cwt. decline in cash prices cut into cattle feeding margins last week while beef packing margins took a leap forward.
- Meat Labeling Terms – What do They Mean? Part 2: Organic, All-natural, and Naturally Raised
03/11/2014How many times have you been grocery shopping or watching your favorite television program and you see and/or hear that organic is better? Or that you should be consuming all-natural? It can be confusing, overwhelming, and frustrating – who do you trust?
- It’s Not Too Late to Get Heifers to Target Weight by Breeding
03/11/2014Depending on your calving season, breeding may be only a few months away. Will your replacement heifers be ready?
- Shrinking Your Forage Shrink: Part 2
03/11/2014It’s estimated that U.S. farms lose an average of 20 percent of their forages to shrink. It’s a big deal, so what can you do about it?