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September Agricultural Summary: Above-average temps

Most of the Nation observed above-average temperatures for the month of September with scattered locations in the Great Plains, the northern Corn Belt, and the Northeast recording average temperatures more than 6°F above normal for the month.

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USDA Crop Production Report: Corn down 1 percent

Corn production is forecast at 13.6 billion bushels, down 5 percent from last year's record production and down less than 1 percent from the September forecast.

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Beef and pork byproducts make dollars and sense

ERS research indicates that a $1 increase in the value of byproducts to processors adds about 10 cents to the average price paid per hundredweight to producers of fed steers (slaughter cattle that have been finished on concentrated feed on a per hundredweight basis).

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U.S. cattle exports (1989 - 2014)

The United States exported nearly 108K head of cattle in 2014 down from 53K head from 2013.


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