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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces the Selection of Warren Preston as USDA Deputy Chief Economist

Feb 11, 2016 00:00:00 CST
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of Dr. Warren Preston as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Chief Economist, effective February 21. He has served as senior economist for agricultural policy in the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) since August 2015, after serving as USDA's acting Deputy Chief Economist beginning in February 2015. He joined USDA in 1992.
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USDA Secretary Vilsack Announces $58.25 Million to Protect Agriculture and Plants from Pests and Diseases Through 2014 Farm Bill Section 10007

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U.N. calls for international action on antimicrobial resistance

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:56:06 +0000

Antimicrobial resistance is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo said Wednesday.


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Cattle Futures

@GF - FEEDER CATTLE - CME Last Chg
Mar 16 150.725 - 0.500
Apr 16 150.125 - 1.225
May 16 149.800 - 1.250
Aug 16 150.025 - 1.700
Sep 16 147.725 - 1.950
Oct 16 145.475 - 1.850
Nov 16 141.200 - 1.475
Jan 17 136.500 - 1.400
 
@LE - LIVE CATTLE - CME Last Chg
Feb 16 130.425 - 2.050
Apr 16 129.875 - 1.925
Jun 16 120.225 - 1.725
Aug 16 117.000 - 1.900
Oct 16 117.375 - 2.075
Dec 16 117.550 - 1.700
Feb 17 116.750 - 1.500
Apr 17 115.825 - 1.400
 
@C - CORN - CBOT Last Chg
Mar 16 361'0 0'0
May 16 365'6 -0'2
Jul 16 370'2 -0'4
Sep 16 375'0 -1'0
Dec 16 383'4 -0'6
Mar 17 392'4 -0'2
May 17 398'0 -0'2
Jul 17 403'0 0'0
Sep 17 392'0 0'6
 
@S - SOYBEANS - CBOT Last Chg
Mar 16 873'2 11'2
May 16 877'4 10'6
Jul 16 882'4 10'4
Aug 16 884'2 10'2
Sep 16 884'2 10'4
Nov 16 887'0 10'0
Jan 17 893'2 10'4
Mar 17 894'6 10'6
May 17 898'6 11'0
Jul 17 904'4 11'2
Aug 17 932'0 11'2
Sep 17 896'0 11'2
Nov 17 889'0 10'0
Jan 18 887'2 9'6
Mar 18 890'0 9'0
May 18 899'6 9'0
Jul 18 905'4 9'2
Aug 18 905'4 9'2
Sep 18 905'4 9'2
Nov 18 880'4 9'2
Jul 19 901'2 9'2
Nov 19 890'0 7'4