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US, South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs
Dispute over duty-free chicken illustrates the risk Trump runs by employing tariffs so aggressively.

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California shell egg price report
Asking prices for next week are unchanged for Jumbo, 1 cent lower for Extra Large and Large, and 2 cents lower for Medium and Small.
Fluid Milk and Cream — Western U.S.
Class 1 sales in California totaled 51.0 million gallons, up 8.7 percent from last month, but down 3.0 percent from the previous year.
National feeder and stocker cattle report
The CME Cattle complex struggled this week to move the market higher and the Live Cattle contracts were 1.48 to 2.12 lower on the week.
Western hay price report
California has 650,000 acres for 2018 versus 660,000 acres for 2017 of alfalfa and alfalfa mixtures area harvested with the same yield for both years at 6.80 tons per acre.
China trade surplus with US widens to record $34.1B
China's trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $34.1 billion in September as exports to the U.S. market rose by 13 percent amid a worsening tariff war
US consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in September
Food costs were flat in September after a tiny 0.1 percent rise in August.
US wholesale prices rose just 0.2 percent in September
US wholesale prices rose just 0.2 percent in September
US wholesale prices rose a modest 0.2 percent in September, evidence that inflation is tame
In boon for farmers, Trump lifts restrictions on ethanol
Current regulations prevent retailers in much of the country from offering E15 from June 1 to Sept. 15.
Selected Western livestock auctions
Livestock prices from around the region.
National wool and sheep review
Feeder lambs were steady to 6.00 higher.

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