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Corn yields raised in recent WASDE report

Most things were up in the most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, released in the afternoon on Oct. 10. For beef, the increased production estimated hinged mostly on increased carcass weights, but corn and soybean yield estimates were finally catching up with what analysts have been saying for months.

 

 
 
 
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Who supports WOTUS?

Today was supposed to be the last day comments would be submitted on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) and the Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps’) proposed Water of the U.S. (WO- TUS) rule. But, as before, the comment period has been extended. Comments can now be submitted through to Nov.

 

 
 
 
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Secretary's checkoff hijack spurs concern

A number of cattle associations across the states have joined together to contest USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s plans to end the long-standing battle over the national beef checkoff by establishing a supplemental, secondary beef checkoff under a 1996 legislative act.

 

 
 
 
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U.S. wins WTO trade enforcement dispute for poultry industry

Last Tuesday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ended a long-standing trade dispute between the U.S. and India over primarily poultry imports, with the U.S. touting victory. U.S. Trade Representative (US- TR) Michael Froman announced the WTO victory on behalf of U.S. farmers, including the U.S. poultry industry.

 

 
 
 
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U.S. STB action needed for transparency on rail shipments

Producers, farmers and elevator operators, along with a number of politicians, are optimistic that an improved reporting system for railroads will at least allow agricultural shippers to see whether they’re getting the same kind of service as oil, coal and other industries.

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

AFTERNOON MARKET UPDATE; Oct. 13

Cattle buyers limited their efforts Monday to the collection of new showlists. The mid-month offering appears to be generally smaller than last week with only Nebraska showing more ready steers and heifers.

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

DAILY FED CATTLE; Oct. 10

Thus far for Monday trading has been inactive on very light demand. Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week in the Southern Plains live sales sold at 162.00. In Nebraska live sales sold from 160.00-162.00 and dressed sales sold at 252.00.

 

 
 
 
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WEEKLY FEEDER CATTLE SUMMARY; Oct. 10

Compared to last week, feeder and stocker cattle markets continued to show considerable strength for the start of October which is annually the month with the most pressure from spring-born calf sales.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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