CattleFax Hosting Webinar On Beef Industry Outlook

Lizzy Schultz

An upcoming CattleFax Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar will address whether or not the lows have been established for the cattle industry, as well as provide an outlook for the cow-calf and entire beef industry for 2017. The free webinar will be held May 24, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. MT. Participation in the webinar, and access to program details, producers and industry …

Beef, Cattle, economics, Finance

Consumer Demand Expanding Organic Milk Industry

Lizzy Schultz

Rising demand has caused a record number of dairies to transition to organic milk production, according to a new report from CoBank. Organic milk generates the highest sales of any certified organic commodity, and this steady demand growth has the potential to lift organic fluid milk market share and further stimulate product innovation with the organic dairy industry. “The substantial …

Dairy, economics, Finance, Organic

MO Cattlemen Receive Insight On Beef Market

Lizzy Schultz

The 49th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show was held earlier this month, featuring eight educational sessions as part of the event’s Cattlemen’s College. The sessions allowed producers to learn more about topics like cattle markets, productions technologies, and managing risks. Ed Greiman, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Cattle Marketing and International Trade Committee Chairman, led a Cattlemen’s …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cattle, economics, Markets, NCBA

Avian Influenza Concerns Challenge Global Markets

Lizzy Schultz

According to RaboBank’s Q4 Poultry Quarterly, a new wave of avian influenza (AI) outbreaks has begun to challenge the outlook for the global poultry industry in 2017, showcasing an unwelcome development in a global market that was just recovering from the negative impact of the 2015 AI crisis. New outbreaks—just at the beginning of the Northern Hemisphere winter season, when …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, avian flu, economics, Finance, International, Poultry

Pork Board Discusses Industry Trends

Lizzy Schultz

The National Pork Board hosted a media teleconference this morning to address the current state of U.S. pork production, highlight current market trends, and define the impact these trends are having on America’s 60,000 pork producers. Speaking on the call were Jan Archer, National Pork Board president, Len Steiner, Steiner Consulting Group, Patrick Fleming, Director, Market Intelligence and Innovation for …

Ag Group, Audio, Company Announcement, consumer, economics, Markets, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Trade

USMEF Reports on Indonesia Beef Access

Lizzy Schultz

In this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, discusses recently revised regulations to Indonesia’s restrictive import policies, which will now allow for imports of all beef muscle cuts and a range of beef variety meat items including livers, hearts, lungs, tails, tongues and feet. A large …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, economics, Export, Export, Trade, USMEF

Congressional Coalition Sends Letter to USDA

Lizzy Schultz

U.S. Representative Joe Courtney (CT-02), along with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bob Casey (D-Penn.), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and a bipartisan coalition of 57 other members of the House and Senate sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack last week asking for assistance for dairy producers struggling with declining milk prices. The letter specifically …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Dairy Business, dairy farming, economics, usda

AAEA Researches TPP’s Impact on Dairy

Lizzy Schultz

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may be the most historic free trade agreement of its time. While the document was signed earlier this year, it has yet to be ratified in many of the 12 participating countries, including the United States, where it has become a significant issue in the race for President. Many concerns from TPP opposition relate to a …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, economics, Export, Export, Trade

AAEA Hosting Lecture on Grocery Taxes

Lizzy Schultz

Norbert L. Wilson, professor at Auburn University and lead author of “Do Grocery Food Sales Taxes Cause Food Insecurity?” will be presenting his research as part of the 2016 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting in Boston, July 31 – August 2. The presentation is Tuesday, August 2, at 1:00 PM at the Marriott Copley Square, in the …

Ag Group, consumer, economics, Finance, Food

NMPF Updates MPP Website

Lizzy Schultz

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has updated its Margin Protection Program (MPP) website with new materials to assist dairy producers considering enrollment in the third year of the federal dairy safety net program. The enrollment period officially opened July 1 and ends September 30, 2016, for coverage in calendar year 2017, and farmers already participating in the program can …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, economics, National Milk, Technology