Cow slaughter figures have been running higher this year, showing year-over-year gains all but three weeks of 2017. Year-to-date, the number of total cows moving through the system is about 7 percent higher. Weekly slaughter rates were averaging 5 percent above a year ago through April, and 8 percent above a year ago April to July. Since then, slaughter rates have expanded to 10 percent above a year ago.
USDA Supports Specialty Crop Industry with Multi-State Initiatives WASHINGTON, April 30, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the funding of $7 million to support 11 projects