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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund

May 3, 2016 00:00:00 CDT
WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the launch of a new private investment fund with the potential to inject $100 million into small food and agriculture businesses across rural America. The fund, known as the Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund, will be the fourth Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) that USDA has helped to create since 2014, and is part of USDA’s ongoing efforts to help attract private sector capital to investment opportunities in rural America to help drive more economic growth in rural communities.
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USDA Awards $16 Million for Research into Sustainable Crop and Livestock Production Methods

USDA Announces $6 Million in Available Funding for Antimicrobial Resistance Research

USDA Offers New Loans for Portable Farm Storage and Handling Equipment

USDA Announces $4.7 Million Available in Grants for Food Safety Training, Outreach and Technical Assistance

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$6 million available for research on antimicrobial resistance

Tue, 03 May 2016 15:42:39 +0000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that it is making $6 million available to fund research on antimicrobial resistance in animals, crops and food products.


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Cattle Futures

@GF - FEEDER CATTLE - CME Last Chg
May 16 143.250 1.975
Aug 16 142.950 1.550
Sep 16 142.425 1.075
Oct 16 141.425 0.675
Nov 16 137.425 0.625
Jan 17 133.800 0.575
Mar 17 133.100 0.425
Apr 17 132.400 0.425
 
@LE - LIVE CATTLE - CME Last Chg
Jun 16 116.100 0.575
Aug 16 114.000 0.625
Oct 16 113.950 0.750
Dec 16 114.000 0.600
Feb 17 113.075 0.575
Apr 17 112.425 0.300
Jun 17 107.125 0.425
Aug 17 105.375 0.375
 
@C - CORN - CBOT Last Chg
May 16 374'2 -4'0
Jul 16 378'4 -1'2
Sep 16 380'6 -0'6
Dec 16 386'2 -0'6
Mar 17 394'2 -1'2
May 17 398'6 -1'4
Jul 17 404'2 -0'6
Sep 17 401'4 1'0
Dec 17 403'0 0'2
 
@S - SOYBEANS - CBOT Last Chg
May 16 1020'0 -1'4
Jul 16 1029'2 -0'6
Aug 16 1031'6 -0'2
Sep 16 1019'4 0'4
Nov 16 1011'6 1'4
Jan 17 1008'6 -2'2
Mar 17 1001'0 1'6
May 17 996'6 1'6
Jul 17 998'6 2'6
Aug 17 988'0 -1'6
Sep 17 975'2 -13'4
Nov 17 958'4 1'2
Jan 18 964'4 -10'6
Mar 18 960'0 -10'4
May 18 943'4 -10'2
Jul 18 968'0 -10'4
Aug 18 890'0 -10'4
Sep 18 890'0 -10'4
Nov 18 938'6 -7'6
Jul 19 942'2 -7'6
Nov 19 930'0 -7'6