Monthly Archives: November 2018

Beef Market Being Pulled in both Bearish and Bullish Directions

The U.S. beef market is being pulled in both bearish and bullish directions. Gary Crawford has this report.

Strong Demand Keeping Pork Supplies Current

Strong demand is helping the pork industry push through high production. An outlook published by the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service shows that though fourth-quarter pork production is on track to reach a record high of more than seven

Mexico and Canada Confirm USMCA Signing this Week

Leadership of Mexico and Canada have confirmed the two nations will sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement, this Friday. Politico reports that Canada’s Justin Trudeau and the outgoing Mexican President will sign the pact on

Congress Returns with Hopes of Farm Bill Passage

Lawmakers return to Washington, D.C., this week with a need to still find a path forward on the farm bill. However, multiple measures, including 2019 appropriation bills, must also be passed in the lame-duck session. Leaders of the House and

Commissioner Hugh Weathers: Benefits of a Live Christmas Trees

Thanksgiving has come and gone, I am sure most people are ready to start getting those Christmas Trees. Commissioner Weathers is here to talk Christmas Trees and the benefits of buying a real Christmas tree this year. Once again this

Commissioner Steve Troxler: Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ag Disaster Program is Dec. 10

Farmers have until Dec. 10 to get in their applications for the Hurricane Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. If funded by the legislature, the program will directly assist farmers who suffered losses because of Hurricane Florence to commodities planted but

Defending the Flock: Securing America’s Poultry is a Sustained Effort

Stephanie Ho has more information on how you can find out more about USDA’s new poultry biosecurity measures.

Farmland Sales Activity Picking Up

Landowners appear to be getting more interested in selling agricultural land. The total amount of land that Farmers National Company has listed for sale is up 21 percent compared to last year. Randy Dickhut is the senior vice president of

Beef Production Forecast Drops Slightly for 2018-2019

USDA has reduced its forecast for beef production in 2018 by 30 million pounds down to 26.9 billion pounds. The slight revision is based on numbers at the end of the third quarter, and from fourth-quarter expectations of slightly fewer

China Takes Action to Increase ASF Reporting

The Chinese agriculture ministry is taking steps to counter concerns that the number of African Swine Fever cases in the country is being under-reported. The ministry made it illegal to delay or obstruct reports of new ASF outbreaks, to issue