weekly livestock market report

Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended June 22, 2018, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: AL Livestock Market Report At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended Jun 22, 2018, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 11,500 head compared to …

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Conaway Pleased with House Passage of Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative

The U.S. House of Representatives did pass their version of the farm bill Thursday afternoon by a slim margin, 213-211. The second vote on the bill again received no support from House Democrats. But during a teleconference this morning, House Agriculture Chairman Michael Conaway of Texas said he looks forward to working with the Senate to deliver an on-time farm bill. Conaway …

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Trump Reorganization Plan Offers Big Changes to USDA

Dan Industry News Release

A government reorganization plan by President Trump would rename the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of Health and Public Welfare. Notably, the plan would move the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program from the Department of Agriculture to the new so-called welfare department. The plan would also reorganize USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the food safety …

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EPA RFS Volumes Proposal Expected Friday

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to roll out a proposal for volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2019 Friday, June 22, 2018. Some suspect the proposal will include a reallocation of gallons displaced by hardship waivers, according to Politico. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said late last month that he spoke with EPA administrator Scott Pruitt about the …

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EU Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on the U.S.

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The European Union’s (EU) response to Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs take effect Friday, June 22, 2018. The EU will be charging import duties of 25 percent on a range of U.S. goods. Reuters reports that the European Commission formally adopted a law putting in place the duties on 2.8 billion euros, or $3.2 billion, worth of U.S. goods, including …

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Rural Mainstreet Economy Expands for June

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index measured above growth neutral in June for a fifth straight month. This is the first time since July 2015 the survey has recorded five straight months of overall indices above growth neutral, according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a Midwest dependent on agriculture. However, the overall index slid …

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Erin Fitzgerald Hired to Lead U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance as New CEO

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA), a leader in consumer engagement for food and agriculture, has selected Erin Fitzgerald from Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy as its next CEO. In its ongoing mission to earn consumer trust in American agriculture, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has selected Erin Fitzgerald to lead the organization as its next chief executive officer. …