Risks of FMD Highlighted
Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:30PM CST
Given the flow of animals in the U.S., foot-and-mouth disease could spread quickly across the country before the industry and government could respond. Groups such as the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and National Pork Producers Council urged Congress to invest more in stockpiling the vaccine.
Farm Loan Renewals Up
Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:56PM CST
It's no surprise, but farm lenders expect credit quality to deteriorate after widespread farm and ranch losses in 2015, the Kansas City Federal Reserve says.
McCarthy Asked to Pull WOTUS
Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:25PM CST
The House Agriculture Committee pressed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on a number of ag issues -- focusing largely on the waters of the United States rule and USDA collaboration.
CME Shortens Livestock Trading Hours
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:48PM CST
CME Group will shorten trading hours for livestock contracts effective Monday, Feb. 29, but some doubt whether it will address industry concerns over the effectiveness of the cattle futures market.