U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Impacts of California Pork Welfare Law; Pace of Corn, Soybean Exports Slows Oct 12, 2022

    🕔Oct 12, 2022
    David G. Savage reported in today’s Los Angeles Times that, “The Supreme Court justices sounded wary Tuesday of California’s animal welfare law and its protections for breeding pigs, warning it could […]

    Livestock: Still Lower Hog Inventories With No Intentions To Expand Oct 3, 2022

    🕔Oct 3, 2022
    The USDA’s September Hogs and Pigs report places the September 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 73.8 million head, up about 1.8% from last quarter but down 1.4% […]

    Texas AgriLife Receives $65Mln Grant to Expand Climate-Smart Practices Sep 22, 2022

    🕔Sep 22, 2022
    Texas A&M AgriLife Research is anticipating the largest competitive grant in the organization’s history, up to $65 million, to execute a five-year multi-commodity project to work with Texas’ large agricultural […]

    U.S. FY 2023 Ag Exports Forecast Slightly Lower From Record Breaking FY 2022 Aug 31, 2022

    🕔Aug 31, 2022
    On Tuesday, the USDA released its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade, a quarterly report from the Department’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and Economic Research Service (ERS).  Today’s update includes highlights from […]

    Illinois: Good Yields, High Grain Prices Lead to Strong Farm Earnings in 2021 Aug 23, 2022

    🕔Aug 23, 2022
    Based on Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) records, average farm operator returns for labor and management on 2,053 Illinois farms was higher for all geographic areas in the […]

    Livestock: Drought Pressing U.S. Cattle Inventory Numbers to Lowest Levels Since 2015 Jul 28, 2022

    🕔Jul 28, 2022
    The United States’ cattle inventory has shrunk to its lowest numbers since 2015 thanks to the drought sprawling across the western half of the country. James Mitchell, extension livestock economist […]

    Livestock: Continued Cowherd Contraction Confirmed Jul 27, 2022

    🕔Jul 27, 2022
    The USDA’s July cattle inventory report confirms the general sentiment that the cattle cycle remains in a contractionary phase, with most statistics coming in close to pre-report expectations. Total inventory […]

    Texas Field Reports: Grain Prices High, Yields Not Promising Jul 20, 2022

    🕔Jul 20, 2022
    Grain prices remain strong, but heat and drought have taken a toll on Texas crop acres, which could impact supplies and prices in the short- and long-term, according to a Texas […]

    Texas Field Reports: Heat Wave Deepens Drought Conditions Jul 14, 2022

    🕔Jul 14, 2022
    A heat wave across the state is exacerbating the extreme drought conditions plaguing Texas agriculture. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents and regional specialists around the state have reported a wide […]

    Texas Field Reports: Farmers Look for Late-Season Planting Options Jul 7, 2022

    🕔Jul 7, 2022
    Late-season sorghum has been a consideration for Texas growers stymied by drought so far, but the risks appear higher than the reward, especially in South Texas, according to a Texas A&M […]


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