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  1. Top Ag News
    Fertilizer Prices Lower for First Time in 19 Months

    Retail fertilizer prices moved lower this week for the first time since November 2020. Urea saw the biggest drop, down nearly 50% […]

    June 13, 2022
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    U.S. Dairy Exports Caught in Chinese Shipping Backlog

    Cargo Vessels Waiting to Berth Outside L.A./Long Beach (As of 5/2/2022)Source: Marine Traffic Cargo Vessels Waiting to Berth Outside Select Chinese Ports […]

    May 10, 2022
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    Omicron Stresses China’s Busiest Shipping Port

    Pandemic-related headlines are coming back to frequency as China continues to struggle with the spread of the disease, leading to the shut […]

    March 31, 2022
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    Volatility Continues for Three-Year Streak of Lackluster Spring Calf Markets

    Despite spring being the typical high point for calf prices, recent trend of lower-than-normal prices is set to continue. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

    March 28, 2022
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    USDA Launches New Program to Spur American-Made Fertilizer, Invests $250 Million

    USDA announced this past week additional support to American farmers addressing the rising cost of fertilizers. The agency will make available $250 […]

    March 14, 2022
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    COVID, African Swine Fever Will Continue to Impact 2022 Pork Market

    The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact the global pork industry in 2022. Even as the threat of African swine fever looms […]

    February 3, 2022
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    USDA Allocates $1.5 Billion for School Meals

    USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a $1.5 billion allocation to ease the impact of supply chain disruptions and the pandemic on U.S. […]

    December 21, 2021
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    New USDA Spot Market Program to Dispurse $50 Million to Pandemic-Impacted Hog Farmers

    Hog farmers who were forced to sell at pandemic-depressed prices on the spot market last summer may soon be eligible for pandemic […]

    December 15, 2021
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    Data Shows $30 Billion in USDA Pandemic-Related Funds Have Been Granted to Farmers and Ranchers

    USDA data released this past Monday revealed U.S. farmers and ranchers received almost $30.6 billion in pandemic-relief payments over the last year […]

    November 3, 2021
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    USDA Leads Discussion on COVID-19 Challenges for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

    A listening session hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday afternoon will open a dialog for beginning farmers and ranchers […]

    May 6, 2021