STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Reports: Deal on farm bill reached
According to numerous media reports, the House and Senate ag committees have reached a deal on extending the farm bill that lapsed at the end of September.
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CHICAGO — The U.S. cattle herd has shrunk to the smallest since three years before Ray Kroc opened his first McDonald’s hamburger stand, reducing supply and raising prices even as domestic demand sinks to a two-decade low.
CHICAGO — Farmland values surged during the first quarter from Kansas to Indiana as gains in crop prices during the past two years bolster income, according to a survey of lenders by regional Federal Reserve banks.
SHARON, N.D. — Veteran rancher Keith Johnson has lived through droughts, blizzards and long stretches of poor prices.
That makes him appreciate this winter even more. Beef prices have soared to record highs, reaching levels he describes as “unimaginable, the highest we’ve seen in our lifetime.”
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