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Retail Demand Slides, Is There Still Need for Cattle Investigation?

Producers watch to see if retail beef demand will continue its slow decline as consumers’ freezers are now packed with meat. There’s a discussion on market manipulation and if there’s a need for an investigation.

7 months ago
Fed’s Announcement Not Showing Much Impact to Livestock Markets

Fears of the coronavirus continue to haunt the stock market despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to calm it. Live cattle prices have dropped to numbers producers and traders haven’t seen in nearly a decade.

8 months ago
China proposes standards on hormone residues in beef

China has drawn up food safety standards on residue limits of growth hormones in beef, a move seen as a further step towards opening up its market.

8 months ago
Cattlemen support modernizing NEPA
Woodall Says NEPA Has Become A Burden For Ranchers

NCBA's CEO says the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has become a costly and time-consuming burden for America's ranchers, and cattlemen support modernization of the law.

9 months ago
Brazilian fresh beef imports may resume
Brazil Says It Has U.S. Approval To Resume Beef Imports

The U.S. has reopened its market to fresh Brazilian beef exports effective immediately, according to Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias. NCBA opposes the resumption of trade.

9 months ago
U.S. beef could benefit from Chinese protein shortages.
U.S. Beef May Soon Benefit From China Demand, Marfrig Says

As African swine fever leaves China with a formidable protein gap, Brazilian meat producers have been rewarded with a boom in shipments. Now, that demand burst could start spreading into the U.S.

9 months ago
Coronavirus Still a Threat to Livestock Markets

Earlier at the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue addressed the scare of the coronavirus to the beef industry. It still remains a threat today.

9 months ago
AgDay Analysis With Cattle Expert Who Helped Officials Write NAFTA

NAFTA was a trade pact written in the early 1990s. Derrell Peel, an extension livestock specialist with Oklahoma State University, is one who aided and gave his insights when trade negotiators were writing the deal.

9 months ago