Brian Roe, The Ohio State University
Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College at USMARC January 31By KTIC 107.9 fm - January 16, 2017
The annual Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College “Partners in Progress – Beef Seminar” will be held at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center and Great Plains Veterinary Education Center near Clay Center on January 31, 2017 with registration, coffee and donuts starting at 9:00 a.m. The program will run from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension’s Farmers and Ranchers College and will feature several outstanding speakers discussing issues and management strategies that can affect the profitability of all beef producers. There is no cost for the event and the public is invited. It does include a noon meal, which means that early registration is necessary to reserve materials and a meal. Kate Brooks with UNL’s Department of Agricultural Economics will present an update on the “Cattle Market”. Kate will share latest trends with beef marketing to make a profit.
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Eyes on dollar, trade agreements for 2017By Iowa Farmer Today - January 16, 2017
Article by: Philip Abbott
First, a look at the numbers.
After setting records in fiscal years 2013 and then 2014, reaching $152.3 billion, U.S. agricultural exports fell to $139.7 billion in 2015. They are estimated to fall further, to $129.7 billion, in fiscal 2016 and are projected to recover somewhat to $134 billion in 2017, according to the USDA’s November 2016 trade outlook.
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