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  • Lawmakers urge Tai to urge Vietnam to drop tariffs
    by Julie Harker on May 7, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    A bipartisan group of U.S. House members is urging U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai (tye) to urge Vietnam to drop tariffs on U.S. pork. Republicans Dusty Johnson of South Dakota and Darin LaHood of Illinois, along with Democrats Ron Kind of Wisconsin and California’s Jim Costa tell Tai the last few years have been extremely difficult for U.S. pork producers because of trade retaliation from Mexico and China plus pandemic supply chain disruptions. ...     

  • Cattle, hog futures end the week mixed
    by Meghan Grebner on May 7, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle ended the day mixed, mostly higher on spread trade and the mixed boxed beef. June live cattle closed $.55 higher at $116.02 and August live cattle closed $.37 higher at $118.85.  May feeder cattle closed $1.25 higher at $131.72 and August feeder cattle closed $.87 higher at $144.27.  It was a relatively quiet end to the week for direct cash cattle trade activity.  Just a handful of cleanup deals in Kansas at fully steady money with the rest of the week’s business.  ...     

  • Farmers share concerns with USDA officials
    by Julie Harker on May 7, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    USDA officials have heard from beginning farmers about their experiences with the agency – both the good and the bad – in an online town hall meeting. A southern Illinois farmer told USDA officials about roadblocks to conservation program sign-up. Barbara Heyen, who inherited her parents farm four years ago, said land stewardship and conservation are very important to her, but, “As a beginning farmer I have not been eligible for CRP, CRP grasslands or programs requiring crop history for eligibility. ...     

  • MO Pork, Cattlemen’s applaud bill limiting ag inspections
    by Will Robinson on May 7, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    A bill limiting inspections on ag operations is expected to be signed by Governor Parson. Missouri Pork Executive Vice President Don Nikodim tells Brownfield the bill is a big win for farm biosecurity. Biosecurity is a huge issue for farmers, particularly in the pig business now days,” he said. “And having folks claim they’re some kind of official with an artificial badge they bought at the dime store is just not acceptable and this prevents that kind of thing from happening.” Missouri Cattlemen’s Mike Deering says the legislation also provides much needed clarity on who has authority to inspect farming operations. ...     

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