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A closer look at beef consumption trends

The USDA has projected domestic beef consumption to decline for both 2023 and 2024.  David Widmar with Agricultural Economic Insights says that could spell trouble for the cattle industry and the overall farm economy.  “We have less pounds of beef being demanded or... Read More.

El Niño is getting closer

An atmospheric scientist says the widespread rains in the weekend weather forecast across the central and eastern Corn Belt could kick off the full El Niño weather pattern. Eric Snodgrass with Nutrien Ag Solutions says El Niño is developing quickly and it will bring... Read More.

A closer look at consumer trends

Ag economists look at several reports to see how consumer confidence is holding up – especially in times of economic uncertainty.  So why do those reports matter to the ag industry – including farmers and ranchers? Scott Brown with the University of Missouri says... Read More.