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USDA: DROUGHT IMPACTS HELP DRIVE U.S. CATTLE AND BEEF PRICES TO RECORD LEVELS
U.S. cattle and beef prices have moved into record territory since mid-2013, primarily due to drought impacts on U.S. cattle inventories.
In addition to the widespread U.S. drought in 2012, drought conditions have affected important U.S. cattle raising regions, particularly in the Plains and Southwest, since 2010.
The dry weather degraded pasture conditions and forage supplies, leading cow-calf operators to liquidate herds. Continue Reading…
NAT’L CORN GROWERS ASSN CALLS FOR ACTION TO OPEN MARKETS FOR RECORD CROP
National Corn Growers Association First Vice President Chip Bowling took advantage of one of the nation’s largest farm shows to talk about the important actions that must be taken by the federal government to shore up markets for the record 15.2 billion bushel corn crop anticipated in 2014.
“Farmers like to grow good crops. We remember the years we struggled, as many of us did just back in 2012 with the drought. We also like to sell our crops at a good price so we can leave our farms to future generations in better shape,” said Bowling at the Farm Progress Show currently underway in Boone, Iowa. “As thrilled as we are with a record crop, we know it has its challenges, but there are a few simple actions Washington Continue reading