U.S. Department of Agriculture

Wild Turkeys - USDA

Thanksgiving Turkeys More Expensive This Year

The latest turkey market news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that so far this year more than 192 million turkeys have been slaughtered in the United States. ...
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Seven Commodities With Collapsing Prices

Earlier this year, the International Energy Administration (IEA) and Bank of America both said that the United States has become the world's largest oil producer, passing Saudi Arabia and Russia. ...
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Pigs

U.S. Meat Prices Rise Sharply in October

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on October farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 8.4% month-over-month to 98, with the crop index down ...
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Starbucks Organic Milk

What Would a Move to Organic Milk Cost Starbucks (and Us)?

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) may soon find itself in a media swarm at the same time that its shares have pulled back handily from recent highs. Howard Schultz and his ...
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Cattle

U.S. Meat Prices Pull Back in September

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on September farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 2.8% month-over-month to 106, with the crop index down ...
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Cows

Record-High Meat Prices for U.S. Consumers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on August farm prices Thursday afternoon. The all-products price index was unchanged month-over-month at 109, with the crop index down ...
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Why Beef Prices Will Rise Again, Despite Recent Slide

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) at noon Friday offering the agency’s latest estimates for U.S. and global crop supply ...
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Cows

Milk and Beef Price Hikes Gradually Slowing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on June farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell by 3 points month-over-month (2.6%) to 111, with the ...
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Seven States Running Out of Water

The United States is currently engulfed in one of the worst droughts in recent memory. More than 30% of the country experienced at least moderate drought as of last week's ...
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100% of California Suffers From Severe Drought — or Worse

The federal government keeps a "Drought Monitor" for every state. Thursday, California's water problems became so bad that the entire state was categorized as having "severe drought" -- or worse. Portions ...
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Pigs

No Mercy in Sight From High Food Prices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) at noon Friday, offering the agency's first look at the U.S. and global crop ...
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Cows

Get Ready for Even Higher Milk and Beef Prices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on April farm prices Wednesday afternoon. The all-products price index rose by 4 points month-over-month (4.3%) to 115, with the ...
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Price of a Carton of Milk Hits $4

The price of a half-gallon of 2% milk has reached $4, which was unimaginable a year ago. The price of organic milk is 60 cents higher. If dairy prices continue ...
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Orange Juice Prices Soar

Total U.S. production of oranges in the 2013–2014 crop year is now estimated at about 7.2 million tons, more than a million tons below last year's total of 8.3 million ...
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Corn Field

Price of Corn Flakes to Rise

The size of this year's corn crop is expected to be smaller than last year's, raising the price farmers can expect to get for their crop and raising the price ...
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