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Just last week, R-CALF USA filed a lawsuit against four major meat packers. However, even if the cattle producers win, it could still be a losing scenario in the end. Drovers Editor explains why.
Cattle Producers' Beef With Meat Packers Could Be a Lose-Lose Scenario

Just last week, R-CALF USA filed a lawsuit against four major meat packers. However, even if the cattle producers win, it could still be a losing scenario in the end. Drovers Editor explains why.

The latest edition of Farmer Mac's "The Feed" paints a more optimistic picture for 2019, based on better livestock prices and other factors; however, headwinds will persist.
No Home Runs For Ag In 2019, But A Better Outlook Than 2018

Debt-to-asset ratios are on the rise, working capital is eroding and farmers’ sentiments are on the decline. Despite the negativity surrounding prices and outlooks, Famer Mac is providing a voice of optimism.

Markets Now: China Hype Creating Imbalance in Cattle Markets

Rabo AgriFinance says the live cattle and feeder cattle markets are out of balance right now; a sign that lower feeder cattle prices could be on the horizon.

The conversations surrounding China may be adding fuel to the feeder cattle market right now, momentum Rabo AgriFinance is concerned won't last.
Markets Now: China Hype Creating Imbalance in Cattle Markets

Rabo AgriFinance says the live cattle and feeder cattle markets are out of balance right now; a sign that lower feeder cattle prices could be on the horizon.

University of Missouri economist Scott Brown says when the cattle markets are in sideways trade rice action, the markets are hungry for new information; information that's not being released until the government reopens.
Government Shutdown Could Delay Price Movement in Cattle Markets

As the fight over President Donald Trump’s border wall continues, USDA reports are at a standstill. University of Missouri economist Scott Brown says no reports or fresh data may be bad news for the cattle markets.

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Are Cattle Prices Running Out of Steam? Views are Mixed

As grain prices remain fairly stagnant, momentum is gaining in the cattle complex. Cattle futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) are on fire this week after hitting contract highs. It’s the livestock sector carrying agriculture’s balance sheet the latter half of 2017 -  a trend that could continue to wrap up the year.

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Greener Pastures for Cattle Producers in 2017

For most of his life, Bob Foote, owner of Foote Cattle Company in Kansas, has been in the cattle feeding business. Volatility is nothing new to him, but 2016 has been one of his most challenging years yet.

EPA: Friend or Foe?

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Environmental Protection Agency work through strained relationships.