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  • Report: Cows, Chickens Taint Shenandoah River with E. coli


    04/27/2017 03:12 PM

    Excessive livestock manure from millions of turkeys, chickens and cows in Virginia is making its way into the Shenandoah River, polluting the scenic waterway with unsafe levels of E. coli, according to a new report from an environmental advocacy group.

  • Liability Limits on Hog Farm Nuisance Awards Passes Senate
    04/27/2017 01:46 PM

    Liability limits on hog farm nuisance awards passes Senate

  • Texas House Orders Study Before Using Poison on Feral Hogs
    04/26/2017 02:33 PM

    Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller's planned "feral hog apocalypse" won't be happening anytime soon.

  • Tyson Commits to Better Worker Conditions After Criticism
    04/26/2017 01:50 PM

    Seeks cut in injuries; pilot program to raise pay at 2 plants.

  • Vomitoxin Makes Nasty Appearance for U.S. Farm Sector
    04/25/2017 06:17 PM

    A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices.

  • The Greens Are Not High
    04/21/2017 04:56 PM I encountered a couple young ladies in the hotel elevator who talked (and smelled) as if they’d been burning some grass. They were definitely high. You might make that tie to the cattle market, but certainly not to the green stuff on our chart like corn, soybeans, wheat and oats. It was a tough week for those commodities. Maybe it is all the rain, but they just couldn’t catch fire.
  • Farmers Beef With Trump Over 'Big Meat'
    04/21/2017 09:36 AM

    An Obama-era measure meant to level the playing field for chicken growers is shelved, and the industry is delighted.

  • Video
    Profit Briefing: Bad News for Pork, Good News For Cattle
    04/20/2017 12:53 PM

    During the Pro Farmer Profit Briefing, Chip Flory and Brian Grete discuss the low lean hog and cash lean hog index and the contract highs in the futures cash market in cattle. 

  • Environmentalists Map Homes, Hog Farms as Lawsuits Clouded
    04/18/2017 09:13 AM

    Environmentalists map homes, hog farms as lawsuits clouded

  • Going Home Early
    04/14/2017 04:53 PM I almost hated to see the week end early. We were having such a nice bull party for the ag commodities that I hated to see it break up. There were no cops, just everyone hitting the road early for a 3 day Easter holiday weekend. The good news is they shouldn’t have a hangover from Thursday selling. That was some good punch being provided by the US dollar group, which dropped 7/10 of a percent for the week (DX futures) and gave a little lift to all of the export commodities.