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USCA Leads Effort to Feed Communities Hit by Tornadoes

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association’s Independent Beef Processing Committee led an effort to help communities hit hard by tornado damage. More than 800 pounds of beef is on its way to feed communities in Western...

Fertilizer Inflation Worse than Expected, AFB Urges Action

An American Farm Bureau economist says soaring fertilizer and other input costs may continue into next spring before they stabilize, posing a continuing challenge to the nation’s producers. “Ammonia has increased over 210 percent, liquid...

Pace of US Trade With China Exceeds Last Year; Phase One End In Sight

The Phase One Trade Deal between China and the U.S. comes to an end in early 2022. Veronica Nigh, senior economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation, says this year’s numbers are better in...

Canadian Bank Invests Big, Purchasing Bank Of The West

One of Canada’s largest banks has bought itself a really big Christmas present. The Bank of Montreal and it’s BMO Financial Group has an agreement in principle to acquire the France-based BNP Paribas’ Bank...

Washington State Loses Longtime Ag Supporter to COVID-19

A big supporter of agriculture in Washington state, longtime state Senator Doug Ericksen has died after being diagnosed with COVID while in El Salvador last month. Washington State Farm Bureau Director of Government Relations, Tom...

Recap of December’s Cattle on Feed and Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Reports

On Thursday after the market close, USDA released the December Cattle on Feed report and the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report. Below is a summary of both reports from USDA. CATTLE ON FEED Cattle and calves...

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