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USDA price indices for June firm

U.S. farmers made and paid fractionally more in June than they did in May. The USDA says the index of prices received was up 0.4% with gains in cattle, hog, market egg, and orange prices barely ending out losses for milk, cotton, broilers, and... Read More.

Food economist discusses price trends

A food economist says the rate of food price increases is starting to moderate. David Ortega with Michigan State University tells Brownfield that doesn’t mean prices will revert to pre-pandemic levels. “Consumers are seeing some relief, for example, egg prices—those have come down, but overall... Read More.

USDA April price indices mixed

The USDA says farmers made more in April than in March while paying a little less. The department’s index of prices received by farmers was up for the third month in a row, 1.9% higher, as gains in cattle, broilers, lettuce, and broccoli canceled... Read More.