Archive for March 2019

What is Beef Quality Assurance? – Beef Market Prices

What is Beef Quality Assurance? - Beef Market Prices

Our family and many others in our county and surrounding counties have participated in the BQA program. We are always looking for a way to add value to our personal cattle and always want to sell a quality product to the next person in line. If the buyer has good luck feeding our calves, he’s…

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Perdue Applauds President Trump's Selection for USDA's Chief Financial Officer

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Release & Contact Info Statement Release No. 0040.19 Contact: USDA PressEmail: [email protected] (Washington, D.C., March 29, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of Scott Soles to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Chief Financial Officer. Regarding the announcement, Secretary Perdue issued this statement: “The nomination…

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USDA Approves Disaster SNAP, School Meals Waiver for Nebraska Disaster Areas

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WASHINGTON, March 28, 2019 – Low-income Nebraskans recovering from recent flooding could be eligible for food benefits through the Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) program approved today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The department also approved the state’s request for temporary flexibility in meeting school lunch meal pattern requirements. Households who may not normally be…

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Equities & the Fed: A Dependent or Codependent Relationship?

Between the day after Christmas and the first full day of spring this year, the S&P 500® rose over 21%. Much of gains was stoked by expectations that the Fed would hold off on rate hikes following the Q4 2018 equity selloff. But now that the Fed is on hold, fixed-income investors are changing their…

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USDA Announces Investments in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 23 States that will Benefit 171,000 Rural Residents

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WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing $116 million (PDF, 158 KB) to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure for 171,000 rural Americans in 23 states. “Helping to bring modern water and wastewater infrastructure to rural communities will increase economic…

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Clearing at the Right Place, at the Right Time

Mandates aside, the clearing of bilateral trades or switching to futures usually makes sense for large financial entities for several reasons, including the capital, counterparty risk and margin efficiency benefits that are achieved by using a central counterparty (CCP). One major driver of voluntary clearing over the past two years has been the uncleared margining…

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Eurodollar Futures: The Basics

About CME Group As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. Comprised of four exchanges – CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX – we offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, helping businesses everywhere mitigate the myriad of risks…

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USDA Assists Iowa Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Recent Flooding

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(Washington, D.C., March 25, 2019) – To help Iowan residents, farmers, and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by recent flooding, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid people in their recovery efforts. USDA staff in the regional, state, and county offices are responding and providing…

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Debt Ceiling Back in Play

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 Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Recent Flooding

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(Washington, D.C., March 21, 2019) – To help residents, farmers, and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by recent flooding, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid people in their recovery efforts. USDA staff in the regional, state, and county offices are responding and providing a…

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