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Study: COVID Supply Chain Issues Cost More than $11 Billion

One of the sectors of the Ag community hit especially hard during the spread of COVID-19 last year was meatpacking plants nationwide. But, according to the University of California-Davis, the impact was much more severe than initially thought. Researchers say …

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Analyst Says WASDE Contains Surprises on Soybeans

USDA released its May World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates, predicting lower old crop corn ending stocks and that the tight soybean supplies will continue into the new 2021-2022 marketing year. Mike Zuzolo, President of Global Commodity Analytics in Atchison, …

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Foreign Animal Disease Update from NPB

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What is the U.S. pork industry doing today to guard against Foreign Animal Diseases, such as African swine fever and Foot-and-Mouth disease, reaching our collective swine herd? According to Dr. Dave Pyburn, Chief Veterinarian with the National Pork Board, questions …

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Dusty Days, Frosty Nights For Canadian Prairie Farmers

Canadian farmers, and especially Prairie farmers, are getting a taste of a High Desert climate this spring, without having to leave the farm. Dusty, cool days followed by frosty nights has been the order of things so far this spring. …

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NC Commissioner Steve Troxler: Mental Health Month

SA recent report from the Government Accountability Office points to an increase in the number of people showing signs of anxiety or depression from 2019 to 2020; from 11% to 38%. No doubt COVID-19 has added extra stress to everyday …

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Biden Administration Announces “America the Beautiful” Proposal to Some Skepticism

The Biden administration on Thursday announced its so-called 30×30 plan, renamed the “America the Beautiful” proposal, but was met with a subdued response from ag groups. The plan seeks to conserve and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife that support …

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Farm Bureau Publishes Stress and Mental Health Resources Directory

National research polls conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation in 2019 and 2021 showed the need for resources to help farmers with stress and mental health challenges. Jessica Cabrera, Farm Bureau Managing Director of Member Engagement, says those surveys …

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Ag Trading Pits a Thing of the Past

CME Group says it will not reopen its physical trading pits that were closed last March due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the trading pits for corn, wheat, soybeans and other ag commodities. Contracts for ag commodities …

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NCBA’s Woodall: Cattle Producers on Wrong Side of the Market

Cattle producers are caught in a balancing act with the packers, as each side works on leveraging supply and demand, according to Colin Woodall, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Woodall says it boils down to cattle markets. “That’s …

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USDA: World Food Gap to Narrow by 2030

The intensity of global food insecurity, indicated by a measure called the food gap, is projected to lessen over the coming decade in the world’s poorest regions. The improvement comes amid decreased incomes associated with pandemic-related drops in Gross Domestic …

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