Posted 76 days ago ago by Texas Department of Agriculture
Feeder cattle auction reported prices
steady to $7 higher; Futures lower.
Fed cattle cash trade active;
Formula trades higher; Futures lower; Beef prices lower.
Cotton futures lower.
Grains and soybeans lower.
Milk futures higher.
Crude oil higher; Natural gas higher.
Stock markets higher.
Texas feeder cattle
auctions reported prices steady to $7 higher. January Feeder cattle futures were 65 cents lower, closing at $132.05 per
hundredweight (cwt). The Texas fed
cattle cash trade was active today, closing at $119.93 per cwt. February Fed cattle futures were 40 cents lower,
closing at $119.12 per cwt. Wholesale
boxed beef values were lower, with Choice grade losing $3.99 to close at $189.39
per cwt and Select grade losing $2.02 to close at $187.95 per cwt. Estimated cattle harvest for the week
totaled 348,000 up 109,000 from last week’s total and 13,000 from a year ago.
Year-to-date harvest is up 3.9%.
Cotton prices were lower
March futures losing 0.05 cents to close at 73.14 cents per pound.
Corn prices were lower
with cash and March futures both losing a penny to close at $3.46 per bushel
and $3.57 per bushel, respectively. Grain Sorghum cash prices were 2 cents lower, closing at $5.3 per cwt.
Wheat prices were lower
with cash prices losing 7 cents to close at $3.22 per bushel and March futures
losing 6 cents to close at $4.32 per bushel.
Milk prices were higher
with January Class III futures gaining 4 cents to close at $16.74 per cwt.
were higher today despite declines in health-care shares. February Crude oil futures picked up $1.43 to
close at $52.25 per barrel.
Daily Market News Summary Data 01/11/17
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Jan. 11, 2017 - The full slate of House
Agriculture Committee Republicans has been finalized, bringing a
clearer picture to the panel that will shape the next farm bill.
committee will add six Republican freshmen to replace three retired members and
three who left the committee for other appointments. This comes after news
yesterday that five new Democrats would replace a handful retiring members and
two members expected to join other committees.
a statement, committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, called the new committee
roster “a great group of incoming and returning members.”
diverse backgrounds will be integral as the committee goes to work,” Conaway
said, specifically mentioning goals such as protecting the farm safety net,
working to improve the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and rolling
back “burdensome” regulations. “I am confident in the team we have assembled,
and I look forward to working alongside my new colleagues.”
new Republican members are Jodey Arrington of Texas, Don Bacon of Nebraska,
James Comer of Kentucky, Neal Dunn of Florida, John Faso of New York, and Roger
Marshall of Kansas.
received attention from many national ag interests during his primary campaign
against former Congressman Tim Huelskamp, whose über-conservative policies led
to House leadership booting him from the agriculture committee. Marshall - an
OB-GYN from western Kansas - can now deliver on a campaign promise to serve on
absolutely was the defining piece to the campaign,” Marshall said, adding that
he was “happy for us, but I'm mostly happy for Kansas agriculture.” Bragging
that the district he represents - “the Big First” in Kansas - is the largest ag
producer in the country, Marshall said, “We deserve a voice on the House Ag
Committee, and I'm just glad for Kansans that we have that voice now.”
said he hopes the committee will “turn out a quality farm bill” and exercise
its “significant oversight” over the Environmental Protection Agency.
of the new Republicans - Arrington, Bacon, Dunn and Faso - come from districts
that were represented in the committee in the 114th Congress by
members who either retired or were defeated at the ballot box.
also announced that Pennsylvania Republican Glenn Thompson will serve as vice
chairman of the committee. Thompson chaired the Conservation and Forestry
Subcommittee in the last Congress.
As Agri-Pulse previously reported,
Pennsylvanian Dwight Evans, Al Lawson and Darren Sota of Florida, Tom
O'Halleran of Arizona, and Jimmy Panetta of California are the new Democrats on
the panel. Panetta, the son of former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta,
represents the district vacated by the retirement of Sam Farr, who was the
ranking member on the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee.
members of the committee have left the panel to secure more coveted spots on
Walorski, R-Ind., served one term on the committee, where she chaired the
Subcommittee on Nutrition. That subcommittee, and the committee as a whole,
undertook an exhaustive review of
SNAP during the last Congress. Walorski will join Washington Democrat Suzan
DelBene in heading to the Ways and Means Committee, which could address tax
reform, one of the goals of President-elect Donald Trump.
Republicans John Moolenaar of Michigan and Dan Newhouse of Washington have both
been named to the House Appropriations Committee. That panel controls budget
allocations to different government agencies, including the Agriculture
Department and the Environmental Protection Agency. It remains to be seen if
either member will receive an appointment to that panel's Agriculture and Rural
Democrat Pete Aguilar, who served on the ag committee in the last congress, has
also been named to the appropriations committee. While the moves of DelBene and
Aguilar are expected, a spokeswoman for the House Agriculture Committee
minitory staff said a complete list of Democratic members may not be available
until next week.
the Senate, Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen is the only freshman senator to
join the Agriculture Committee. Montana Republican Steve Daines and Alabama
Republican Jeff Sessions were also named to the committee, although Sessions
would have to resign his position if he is confirmed as the next attorney