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  • 25
    Mar

    Ongoing drought impacts Canadian wheat, beef, and crude

    Drought in western Canada is stretching into its fourth year, and it could put wheat, beef and crude production at risk. For February, every province in the nation was suffering from some level of drought. Alberta producers were facing anywhere from abnormal dryness to exceptional drought. Precipitation was actually above normal for the prairie region, except for northwestern...

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  • 25
    Mar

    Proposition 12 and the Future of the U.S. Pork Industry

    Why would a farm convert to become California Proposition 12 compliant? It’s a fair question that Phillip Hord, president of Hord Family Farms in Bucyrus, Ohio, continues to ask himself. They recently finished the construction of a new farm that will be Proposition 12 compliant and are in the...

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  • 25
    Mar

    Avian flu detected for first time in US livestock

    The Minnesota Board of Animal Health (MBAH) today announcedthat highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected in a baby goat that lived on a farm where an outbreak had recently been detected in poultry. Today’s announcement marks the first US detection in livestock. Health officials, including the US Department...

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  • 25
    Mar

    Congress approves $15 million in appropriations for eID tagging of cattle

    WASHINGTON — Congress recently passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2024, which includes a provision of $15 million for electronic identification (eID) tags that will potentially be required by ranchers under the Animal Disease Traceability rules. The act passed in the House with a 339–85 vote, and in the Senate...

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  • 20
    Mar

    New ‘Made in USA’ label rules could damage Alberta meat exports

    Canada and the U.S. have been waging battle over country-of-origin labelling for meat since 2008 New meat labelling rules in the U.S. could hurt Alberta and Canadian meat exports to its southern neighbour — and will likely raise prices for U.S. consumers, experts say.

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  • 20
    Mar

    International Complications for U.S. Exports

    Agricultural exports a heading down from a post-pandemic peak as experts deal with international complications that can stunt export growth or, sometimes, stop exports altogether. According to USDA, the value of U.S. agricultural exports peaked in fiscal year 2022 but declined in 2023. In 2023, the total export value...

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  • 20
    Mar

    Australia will export more live cattle and beef in 2024, USDA says

    CANBERRA, March 21 (Reuters) -Australia’s exports of live cattle are likely to rise by more than one-third this year, and beef shipments should increase by 9% as the end of a herd rebuild boosts supply, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecast this week. Australia is one of the world’s...

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  • 19
    Mar

    Cattle Imports from Mexico

    U.S. cattle and beef trade with Mexico has evolved a great deal over many years.  Mexico became one of the major beef export destinations about 25 years ago. In the last dozen years, Mexico has become one of the major beef import sources for the U.S. as beef trade...

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  • 19
    Mar

    Millennials the biggest spenders on meat: report

    Meat consumption is changing, though, with nearly three-quarters (73%) of U.S. shoppers adjusting their purchase habits to save money at the store. Four out of five Americans still describe themselves as meat eaters, and 98% of U.S. households still purchase meat, according to a new report by the Meat...

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  • 19
    Mar

    Power of Meat Reports Strong Meat Consumption, Evolving Consumer Trends

    The number of Americans who describe themselves as meat eaters (80%) and the number of households that purchase meat (98%) remain steady from 2023, while the number seeking to decrease meat consumption has fallen by 20% since 2020, according to the 19th annual Power of Meat report released today by the...

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