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Trump Administration Invests $2.3 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural North Carolina

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ReConnect Funding to Connect 2,244 Rural Households to High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity YADKINVILLE, N.C., Oct. 26, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $2.3 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in North Carolina. This investment is part of the $550 million…

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Cash and Futures Weaken Again

Producers were forced to watch the market fall even lower for another week.  Trade in the South again developed early in the week, and again lost ground, with most cash trades at $106.  As the week wound to a close, a handful of cattle traded less than $106. The North felt the same pain as…

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Derrell Peel: Early Winter Storm And Cattle On Feed

A large winter storm is advancing across the central U.S. bringing cold temperatures and some much-needed moisture.  Oklahoma is expected to see a first freeze and precipitation ranging from rain to freezing rain to ice to snow though mid-week.  Farther north and west, snow and cold are blanketing much of the Rocky Mountain and plains…

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USDA Announces Early Release of Select Commodity Tables for USDA’s Agricultural Projections to 2030

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(Washington, D.C., October 26, 2020) – On November 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release select tables prepared for the upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2030 report. USDA will post online tables containing long-term supply, use, and price projections to 2030 for major U.S. crops and livestock products,…

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From Inflation to Weather, Challenges for Commodities

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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Beef Industry Pioneer Bill Pratt, 77, Passes

Canyon, TX – Beef industry pioneer, inventor, and entrepreneur, William Cline “Bill” Pratt, 77, of rural Canyon, Texas, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26 at the First United Methodist Church in Canyon. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday,…

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USTR and USDA Release Report on Agricultural Trade between the United States and China

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Washington, DC – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today issued a report highlighting the progress made to date in implementing the agricultural provisions in the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement, which is delivering historic results for American agriculture. Since the Agreement entered into…

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USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Louisiana Disaster Areas

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WASHINGTON, October 23, 2020 – Low-income Louisiana residents recovering from Hurricane Delta could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said that households who may not normally be eligible under regular Supplemental Nutrition…

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USDA Announces Fourth Round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

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(Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it has authorized $500 million for a fourth round of purchases for the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. USDA is issuing solicitations for the fourth round to existing Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) holders and expects to award contracts by…

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