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Trump simplifies reviews of genetically modified farm products

Council Bluffs | Reuters — U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to streamline the review process for agricultural biotechnology including genetically modified livestock and seeds. Trump signed the order during a visit to an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The executive order, he said, would “speed up […] Read more

Klassen: Feeder cattle demand softens

Compared to last week, western Canadian yearling prices were $2-$4 lower on average while calves were down $3-$5 depending on the region. Weakness in the fed cattle market continues to spill over into the feeder complex, as margins drift further into red ink. Alberta packers were buying fed cattle in the range of $245-$246 delivered […] Read more

GRAINS: U.S. soy drops on rain forecasts; wheat rises on export hopes

Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell on Friday as forecasts for rain in the U.S. Midwest added to expectations the crop should pass through key stages of development without stress, traders said. “Weather forecasts continue to trend more and more beneficial as we enter the key soy development month,” said Matt Zeller, director of market […] Read more

LIVESTOCK: CME live cattle end lower, but off session bottoms

Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures settled lower on Friday, partly pressured by residual profit-taking and fund liquidation after Thursday’s deep losses, traders said. However, futures closed off morning lows following initial reports of a less-than-expected decline in the price for market-ready, or cash, cattle. “Judging by big futures losses on Thursday and […] Read more