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Wheat, beans exceptions to the bullish ag rule Tuesday

Slow planting progress supported the corn market Tuesday. FULL STORY »

Cold Storage: Frozen pork supplies down 11 percent

Total red meat supplies in freezers were down 8 percent from the previous month and down 14 percent from last year. FULL STORY »

Farm Nation: Pig farmers and environmental sustainability Play video

U.S. pig farmers are committed to safeguarding natural resources. As farmers, their livelihoods are tied to the land, and they understand their responsibility to protect the environment. FULL STORY »

Innovation helps corn plants better withstand drought stress

DuPont Pioneer announced its scientists have made a significant advancement in developing corn plants that successfully withstand drought stress. FULL STORY »

Livestock, cotton futures outperformed other ag markets Tuesday

Slow planting progress is still supporting the corn market. The Monday afternoon USDA Crop Progress report showed spring corn plantings running well behind seasonal norms. FULL STORY »

Japan has not narrowed trade differences with U.S.

Japanese officials said on Tuesday there was still a significant way to go before reaching a broad agreement on trade with the United States, a day before President Barack Obama visits for a summit. FULL STORY »

USB: Understanding the use of antibiotics in animal ag

More and more consumers are interested in knowing how their food is raised. A popular question is whether they should be concerned about antibiotics in meat. Consumers often question why farmers give antibiotics to livestock and whether the meat, milk and eggs from those animals are safe to consume. FULL STORY »

USMEF: Growing retail presence in U.S. pork and beef in Peru

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Technical Services Manager Cheyenne Dixon is in Lima, Peru, this week to conduct training sessions for two local supermarket chains and an association of importers whose members distribute meat to Peruvian retailers. FULL STORY »

Lilly announces agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health

Eli Lilly and Company has announced an agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash transaction that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal health business, Elanco. FULL STORY »

Farrow-to-finish margins falls well below $100 per head

Farrow-to-finish margins dropped below $100 per head to $84.60 per head, compared to $100.96 the previous week and $103.60 one month ago. At this time last year, according to the Sterling Pork Profit Tracker, the farrow-to-finish margin stood at negative $25.52 per head. FULL STORY »

Dairy insurance plan a template for reluctant livestock farmers

A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices may become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance. FULL STORY »

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