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Farmers' Almanac expects cold winter

The 198-year-old Farmers’ Almanac got it right last year in predicting the winter that just wouldn’t stop. With winter sneaking up, and leaves starting to change colors already, dj vu is setting in. And according to the Farmers’ Almanac, we just may make history again.

 

 
 
 
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Massive quake rocks northern California

Cattle ranchers and their families were among the hundreds of thousands rudely jolted awake at 3:20 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, when the worst earthquake to hit northern California in 25 years struck with a vengeance, causing an estimated $1 billion in damage, injuring more than 200 people, wreaking widespread havoc.

 

 
 
 
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Regulations expanded in CWA proposal

The Republican chairman of the House Science Committee sent a scathing letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week, following the release of maps the he says reveal a plan by the agency to “control a huge amount of private property across the country.

 

 
 
 
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The value of the export market

Things like Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling and the fussy details of various countries’ phyto-sanitary requirements frequently spur the question: What’s the value of trade? In the case of beef exports, about $300 a head. On a slaughter-weight Choice fed steer today, that’s about 15 percent of its sale price.

 

 
 
 
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Mexico could increase oil production by 75 percent

Mexico’s Aug. 11 move to end a longstanding monopoly on oil and natural gas could be the start of a rather large boost in the country’s production, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Mexico’s President Pena Nieto signed into law legislation that will open its oil and natural gas markets to foreign direct investment, effectively ending a 75-yearold monopoly of state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex).

 

 
 
 
Daily Market Update

AFTERNOON MARKET UPDATE; Sept. 2

Activity in cattle country was limited to the distribution of new showlists. Ready numbers appear to be generally smaller with only Texas offering more slaughter steers and heifers. A few asking prices were suggested around $158-plus in the South and $248 to $250 in the North.

 

 
 
 
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DAILY FED CATTLE; Sept. 2

Thus far for Tuesday trading has been at a standstill in the 5 major feeding regions. Last week live sales sold at 155.00 in the Southern Plains. In the Northern Plains live sales sold from 155.00-158.00

 

 
 
 
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WEEKLY FEEDER CATTLE SUMMARY; Aug. 22

Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves traded very uneven with calves ranging from steady to 5.00 higher to steady to 5.00 lower.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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