August 4, 2015

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U.S. Cattle Herd Expansion Underway, According to USDA

The Semi Annual Cattle Inventory Survey was released by USDA on Friday, and for those who still questioned whether the U.S. Cow herd is growing, they got some answers. USDA Livestock Analyst Shayle Shagam: Shagam 1 Importantly, note industry analysts, the rate of heifer retention is high. In fact, the number of heifers placed into […]


Avian Flu Vaccine Not A Magic Bullet

Since December 8th of last year, Avian Influenza in the United States has resulted in the deaths of more than 48 million chickens and turkeys.  Hot weather has stopped the virus for the moment, but experts say that could change when the fall migration season starts and wild birds once again fly over the nations’ […]

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‘Ham and Cheese’ Heads to Voters

“Ham and Cheese” will be on the menu for voters in North Dakota next year as they determine the fate of recently passed legislation that exempts dairy and swine operations from North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming laws. Senate Bill 2351 – referred to as “the ham and cheese bill” by some folks during debate — allows […]


Improved Weather Stabilizes Crop Conditions In U.S.

Grain markets have taken a break from the recent run higher this week and analysts say it’s because of improved weather. It looks like the trend of crop friendly conditions will continue, according to USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey: Rippey 1 The break in the weather may be temporary, Rippey says to expect changes: Rippey 2 […]


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