The outlook for the cattle market remains strong for 2015, according to Ron Plain, Extension livestock market economist at the University of Missouri. The reason for the strong outlook isn’t a secret, Plain says. Last year’s calf crop was down, meaning lower slaughter figures. Farmers are no…
Farmers should be ready to take advantage of opportunities to reduce their risk.
Economics 101 teaches that weak demand and an overabundance of supply will result in lower prices. But, that does not seem to be the reason for falling hog prices.
The market is still waiting to see what kind of planting intention numbers the USDA comes out with at the end of the month, but farmers should continue to keep an eye on other numbers as well.
American producers are not the only ones building sow herds. Ron Plain, Extension livestock marketing economist at the University of Missouri, says the Canadian breeding herd is up a half percent from a year ago, while overall hog inventory is up 1.7 percent. That represents a sizeable jump …
As the temperatures warm up, traders are also turning more of their attention to the amount of acres U.S. farmers will plant to corn and soybeans.
PHOENIX — A proposal brought by the Iowa Corn Growers Association to improve crop insurance was sent for further study at the corn policy session held during Commodity Classic Feb. 26.
Consumer demand for meat appears to be staying fairly steady despite higher meat prices.
Now that the insurance levels have been set and the South American harvest is in full swing, farmers are starting to get a better picture of the 2015 grain market outlook.
WINDSOR Ill. — With on-farm storage, farmers have more marketing options for their crops, especially in years when prices are low and yields are high.