Holiday movie storylines are increasingly popular and often romanticize small towns while society seems to be running in the opposite direction. Clinton Griffiths shares his Farm Sense on these Christmas movies.
Attacks against the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) and the Organization of Competitive Markets (OCM) are called “desperate” and “coordinated,” says David Muraskin.
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) hasn’t released its November numbers past October due to the government shutdown. If they’re anything like October’s numbers, then they could be record-shattering.
The beef cattle herd could expand in 2016. On Jan. 29, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release the annual Cattle Inventory Report and the national herd count is expected to see an increase.
USDA's mid-year inventory totals suggest that the U.S. cattle herd has reached a plateau. I contrast a plateau with a more typical cyclical peak inventory that historically has implied a liquidation phase to follow.