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USDA to Allow Mainland Study of FMD Virus

Apr 26, 2018 by USDA
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has authorized the movement of a modified, non-infectious version of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) virus from the Plum Island Animal Disease Center to the U.S. mainland.
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Keeping U.S. meat competitive on the world stage

Dec 04, 2015 by USDA
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has the vital mission of administering programs that help market American agricultural products competitively in the global marketplace. One of the ways AMS meets this missio
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United States Cattle on Feed up 2 percent

Nov 20, 2015 by USDA
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on November 1, 2015. The inventory was 2 percent above November 1, 2014.
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Corn price forecast higher on tighter carryout

Mar 16, 2015 by USDA
Lower forecast corn use for ethanol in 2014/15 is more than offset by increased feed and residual use and exports, tightening projected carryout by 50 million bushels. The tighter expected carryout nudges the projected