Archive for September 2018

Benefits of Preconditioning Calves for Sale

Benefits of Preconditioning Calves for Sale

Making a profit is the ultimate goal in any operation, including farming. Profit will be what keeps you in business and how much you make largely depends on marketing your calves for sale. Many farmers precondition their cattle before taking them to sale. Preconditioning is a program that is often considered to be vaccinations, weaning,…

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Bright Spots in Emerging Market Currencies

Figure 1: Turkish and BRIC Currencies are Down Versus the Dollar. Figure 2: The Mexican Peso Has Been the Exception Year-to-Date. While all the emerging market currencies, except the Mexican peso, are down versus the U.S. dollar (USD) year to date, and rising U.S. rates are getting part of the blame, each currency faces its…

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Secretary Perdue Rings the Closing Bell at NYSE

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Secretary Perdue ringing the closing bell at NYSE. Photo credit: NYSE (New York, New York, September 26, 2018) – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. On the podium, Secretary Perdue was joined by members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, National…

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Secretary Perdue Statement on Negotiations for a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

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Release & Contact Info Statement Release No. 0197.18 Contact: USDA PressEmail: [email protected] (Washington, D.C., September 26, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding today’s agreement between President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to begin negotiations for a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement: “Achieving high-standard trade agreements is…

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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for North Carolina Disaster Areas

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2018 – North Carolina residents recovering from Hurricane Florence could be eligible for disaster food benefits through the availability of USDA’s Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Households that may not normally be eligible under regular SNAP rules may qualify for D-SNAP if they meet the…

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Secretary Perdue Statement on DOJ Filing in 9th Circuit Chlorpyrifos Ruling

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(Washington, D.C., September 24, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to request a rehearing of a pesticide case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. DOJ has asked for a panel rehearing and a rehearing en banc in a case in which the court directed…

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Growth in Global Trade Impeded as Tit-for-Tat Tariffs Escalate

About the Presenter Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions. View more reports…

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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for North Carolina Disaster Areas

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2018 – North Carolina residents recovering from Hurricane Florence could be eligible for disaster food benefits through the availability of USDA’s Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Households that may not normally be eligible under regular SNAP rules may qualify for D-SNAP if they meet the…

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USDA Adds Shelled Almonds and Fresh Sweet Cherry to Market Facilitation Program

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the addition of commodities to the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Starting Monday, Sept. 24, producers of shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries may apply for Market Facilitation Program…

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