By Kansas Department of Labor IMPORTANT NOTE: This release includes nonfarm jobs and labor force estimates for July 2023, which are produced using data from two monthly surveys. Data for nonfarm job estimates is collected through a survey of employers while the main input for... Read More.
Hay prices in Missouri are starting to come off the recent highs. Tony Hancock is the market news manager for the Missouri Department of Agriculture. “There is quite a bit of hay around this week that’s in the lower half of my reported price... Read More.
An Illinois farmer is working to secure a future for corn in the sustainable aviation fuels market. “It’s a market that they want 3 billion gallons of by 2030 and 50 billion gallons by 2050. So we want to make sure that corn is... Read More.
The chair of the USA Rice Federation’s International Trade Policy Committee says India’s decision to ban exports of long grain, non-basmati rice is bad policy that puts food security in vulnerable countries in jeopardy. Bobby Hanks says India accounts for 40% of the global... Read More.
Competition for farmland, market concentration, and protecting the crop safety net were among issues brought forward during a farm bill listening session hosted by House Agriculture Committee chair Glenn “GT” Thompson in southwest Minnesota Wednesday. Minnesota Farm Bureau president Dan Glessing told Thompson... Read More.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa says it isn’t likely his proposed cattle market reform will be included in the 2023 Farm Bill. He tells Brownfield Senator Fischer, one of the main leaders in this area, has told the leadership of the... Read More.
Photo by U.S. Meat Export Federation Producers representing the National Pork Board saw the importance of U.S. pork exports firsthand recently in Cartagena, Colombia. Alayne Johnson, a NPB director from northeastern Indiana, attended the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s Latin American Product Showcase, an event that... Read More.
The global market for soybeans is competitive and a commodity broker says that won’t change anytime soon. Jody Lawrence of Strategic Training Advisors tells Brownfield… “Brazil and Argentina are going to outproduce us in soybeans, we will never catch up to them, by more than... Read More.
In a recent meeting with the Biden administration agriculture groups said there’s still work to do in promoting competition and fairness in the marketplace. The White House Competition Council and USDA met with 16 agriculture groups on Thursday to discuss ways to advance more... Read More.
An ag economist says May pork exports reached the highest monthly level since May 2021. Scott Brown with the University of Missouri says diversification of trading partners has played a crucial role in pork export growth. “You take out Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Tiwan and... Read More.
A market analyst expects more row crop price volatility. Mike North with ever.ag tells Brownfield the major shift in USDA’s soybean acres in the recent planted acreage report sent new crop prices skyrocketing towards fourteen dollars a bushel, but there was some correction. ... Read More.
An economist says livestock producers will continue to face some serious headwinds when it comes to feed costs. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says, “The focus should be on when producers can lock some reasonable profitability and take some risk off the table.” He... Read More.