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  • Biden picks Alexis Taylor to fill key trade role at USDA
    by Meghan Grebner on May 13, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Photo courtesy NASDA The Biden administration has announced its pick to fill a key trade role at the USDA.  The White House announced Alexis Taylor as their nomination for Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.  Ag groups welcomed Friday’s announcement and have pressed the administration to fill the role, which has been vacant since President Biden took office. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says Taylor is a collaborative leader with a track record of working toward large-scale solutions in partnership with the communities she serves.  ...     

  • Meteorologist expects extreme weather patterns to continue
    by Larry Lee on May 13, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    A meteorologist says farmers can expect a wide range of weather across the Midwest again this week. Greg Soulje tells Brownfield the La Nina pattern that brought a mixture of flooding, drought, and high winds shows no signs of changing yet. “So, you wanted drought improvement but it may literally go from a drought to a flood in some of these northern plains upper Midwestern regions here in the next few days if not the next few weeks.”  Soulje says this week east of the Mississippi River looks just like last week. ...     

  • National Farmers Union believes Biden moves will help “smooth out” supply chain
    by Mark Dorenkamp on May 13, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    The National Farmers Union is encouraged by steps taken by the Biden administration to confront supply chain problems and rising input costs. NFU vice president of advocacy Mike Stranz tells Brownfield President Biden’s announcement to expand double cropping insurance and invest in domestic fertilizer production comes at a time of unprecedented disruptions. “There’s a lot going on right now in the supply chain, and some of these moves will help to smooth that out and make the market both more competitive and more functional for farmers across the country.” He says expanding the number of counties eligible for double cropping insurance is a good move. ...     

  • Feeder cattle mostly higher on lower corn
    by Meghan Grebner on May 13, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle closed mostly lower, adjusting spreads.  Feeder cattle were mostly higher on the day’s lower move in corn.  It was a mostly quiet Friday for direct cash cattle trade activity, with just some scattered trade reported fully steady with the week’s business.  For the week, live deals in the South had a range of $137 to mostly $140, steady with the previous week’s business.  Dressed deals ranged from $225 to mostly $230, below the prior week’s weighted average basis in Nebraska.  ...     

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