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JBS Scandal Grows in Brazil

OMAHA (DTN) -- The world's largest meatpacker -- and second-largest global food company -- is directly involved with a bribery scandal at the highest levels in its home country of Brazil, but there is no indication JBS S.A. is facing investigations i... Read More

CME Group Plans Changes for Live Cattle Contract Specs

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., based on discussions with market participants and with the USDA, intends to implement amendments to its Live Cattle futures contract to alleviate delivery capacity constraints impacting the contract after last ... Read More

National Pollinator Week Webinar Series to Highlight New Research on Key Honey Bee Health Issues

Bayer, in partnership with Bee Culture and Project Apis m., will celebrate National Pollinator Week (June 19–23) by hosting live webinars on Monday, June 19, Wednesday, June 21 and Friday, June 23 at 12 p.m. ET to showcase innovative research aime... Read More


National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) staff met with the U.S. Meat Export Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) this week to discuss trade, policy, and opportunities for collaboration in the... Read More

(Video) Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue Comes to Nebraska

The Ag Secretary made a trip to the ranch of Senator Deb Fischer to meet with those in agriculture.  The meeting touched on topics of crop insurance, beef in China, Country of Origin among other topics of interest to those in attendance. ...... Read More

USDA Seeks Feedback From Growers About 2017 Crops, Stocks, Inventories, Values

During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will survey nearly 4,7... Read More

USCA Requests Funding to Help Producers Fight Cattle Fever Tick

Today, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging the immediate funding of up to $6 million to help offset the costs associated with eradicating cattle fever ticks and preventing t... Read More

Deere Announces Second-Quarter Earnings of $802 Million

Net income attributable to Deere & Company was $802.4 million, or $2.49 per share, for the second quarter ended April 30, 2017, compared with $495.4 million, or $1.56 per share, for the period ended May 1, 2016. For the first six mon... Read More

House Mulls Using Reconciliation to Cut Mandatory Spending

A proposal to axe $500 billion from mandatory spending programs in the Fiscal 2018 House budget resolution via reconciliation is gaining some support, according to congressional contacts. However, the 10-year plan, not yet final or official, is drawi... Read More

Beef Councils Boost Spring Beef Sales in the Northeast

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic consumers were encouraged to “Spring into Savings” for a five-week beef promotion campaign through the consumer mobile rebate app called Ibotta. The promotion launched in March. The campaign mirrored the national beef c... Read More

Dairy Industry Welcomes Swift Action by USTR Lighthizer to Launch NAFTA Modernization Efforts

The U.S. dairy industry commended Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative, for taking swift action under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) to begin the process for modernizing the Nort... Read More

Soil Health Institute Details Next Steps on Improving Nation's Soils

The Soil Health Institute unveiled its action plan on Thursday for advancing soil health in research, policy and on-farm practices. The institute -- created by the Oklahoma-based Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the Farm Foundation -- held an eve... Read More

Mexico Buys Cheaper Brazil Corn as NAFTA Talks Loom

Mexico expects to import a record amount of yellow corn from Brazil this year after its livestock producers secured lower prices in deals with suppliers on a recent visit to South America as NAFTA talks loom, a Mexican official said Thursday. Alej... Read More

Lonesome River Ranch Gearing Up for 2017 Cattlemen's Ball

Jeff and Lisa Johnson of Anselmo are making final preparations on the Lonesome River Ranch in Custer County, NE as this year's Cattlemen's Ball approaches. The event is set to take place June 2 and 3. The 2017 theme—4 A Cure—celebrates Custer ... Read More