Source: USDA Market News

Compared to last report: Hay trades were mostly steady to firm. Trading activity moderate on light demand. Margins continue to be very tight on feeding rations for feeders and dairymen, which has slowed hay trade as they try to settle on a price. … Read More

Map data released Sept. 12, 2019 | Data valid Sept. 10, 2019

Current Conditions: Fortunately for the Southeast, Category 5 Hurricane Dorian stalled just east of Central Florida, slowly weakened, and gradually turned northward, finally accelerating northeastward into Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Its only U.S. landfall … Read More

This grilled flank steak recipe from Beef Loving Texans is healthy and flavorful.

Source: NOAA/NWS Climate Prediction Center

According to the latest report from the National Weather Service and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society released on Sept. 12, 2019, conditions are 75% that a weather pattern marked by average long-term ocean temperatures, tropical … Read More

Beef exports were relatively steady with last year’s strong results, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports increased 1% year-over-year in July to 117,842 mt. Export value ($720.4 million) was down slightly from a year ago but still the seventh-highest … Read More

Bridget Wasser, executive director, Meat Science & Supply Chain Outreach at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the beef checkoff, recently sat down with “supermarket guru” Phil Lempert for his podcast, Lost in the Supermarket. In a recent episode Bridget talks about today’s beef demand, why grocers feature … Read More

Peanuts are about a month away from digging, and so far 2019 looks to be a good year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Texas peanut producers planted up to 185,000 acres compared to 155,000 acres last year, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Last … Read More

This grilled flank steak recipe from Beef Loving Texans is healthy and flavorful.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Duval, Jim Hogg, Webb and Zapata counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. 

The desire to find the juiciest piece of beef, be it a steak or ribs or roast, isn’t limited to just the restaurant and how it is seasoned or cooked. It starts well before that. It begins when the cattle are still alive, still being raised and fed, and how … Read More