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Jennifer Shike
5 Hard Lessons Learned from a Year of Virtual FFA

A virtual FFA community can only fill the gap so far. I am grateful FFA has found solutions during the pandemic, but I believe the things FFA members have missed drive home the reasons why FFA is so important today.

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Profit Tracker: Cattle Steady, Hog Margins Solid

Cattle feeding margins were little changed from the previous week with modest profits. Hog feeding margins were boosted for a third week with another advance in lean carcass prices.

Possibility of Transmission of COVID-19 Via Food Packaging Remains Low, Agencies Underscore

The USDA and FDA have sent out a reminder to trust current science and guidelines from official sources.

Increased Stability and Demand Expected for Livestock Sector, Meyer Says

During USDA’s 97th Agricultural Outlook Forum, USDA chief economist Seth Meyer provided insight into what the livestock and poultry sectors can expect in 2021. 

Profit Tracker: Cattle, Hog Margins Improve

Cattle feeding margins improved $60 per head the week ending Feb. 12 and hog margins reported profits for the second consecutive week as lean hog prices rallied.

Tyson frontline worker receives COVID-19 vaccine.
Tyson Provides Incentives For Worker Vaccinations

Tyson Foods announced additional incentives for frontline workers to receive vaccinations for COVID-19, including compensation for workers vaccinated outside of their normal shift or through an external source.

Looking Past China, What Are the Next Big Ag Trade Moves for Biden Administration?

Trade seems to be taking a back seat in Washington. From COVID-19 recovery to a focus on climate, other issues are taking priority in the new White House. That's not stopping ag groups from pushing for key trade deals.

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Climate-Smart Ag Will Reduce GHG Emissions, Report Says

A new report suggests investments and partnerships in agriculture could help reduce U.S. GHG emissions by two-thirds by encouraging widespread adoption of climate-smart practices on farms and ranches.