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Cattle On-Feed Up Slightly, Placements Down

| February 23, 2015

For the fourth straight month, the number of cattle in U.S. feedlots with capacity for 1,000 or more head increased slightly from a year ago.

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More Corn Than Beans in 2015

| February 23, 2015

Wait… WHAT?…. U.S. farmers will plant slightly less land to soybeans this year than the record acreage of 2014 and will plant more corn than originally projected.

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Missouri Cattle Industry Continues Growth

| February 10, 2015

Missouri’s cattle farmers and ranchers expanded their cattle herds for the second year in a row.

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CME Group to Close Grain Trading Pit

| February 9, 2015

After 124 years, the CME Group has announced it will close the farm futures trading pits July 2.

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Crop Insurance Subsidies At Risk in 2015?

| February 6, 2015

A new worry for producers to add to their lists in 2015: federal support for crop insurance.

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Latest Cattle Numbers Point To Expansion

| February 6, 2015

The outlook remains strong for cattle and hogs, but last week’s cattle inventory report showed farmers are expanding their herds.

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Officials; Heavier Truck Cargo May Hurt Roads

| February 4, 2015

Farmers praised legislation that would end weight limits for trucks carrying livestock and grain, but transportation officials warned it could damage roads

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Port Dispute Trouble For U.S. Meat Industry

| February 4, 2015

Almost half the meat exports from the U.S. is shipped through West coast ports.

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New Long-Term Agricultural Projections

| February 3, 2015

USDA publishes the projections each year in February. The projections are developed by inter-agency committees in USDA, with the Economic Research Service.

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