Farmers are cautiously optimistic about the ag economy, according to the latest Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. Jim Mintert is the survey’s principal investigator and director of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. “(The results) are kind of interesting given the volatility that we’ve... 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.
A Kansas farmer says it’s becoming more difficult to manage risk in 2023. Paul Penner tells Brownfield he’s concerned about the impact that drought in the Eastern Corn Belt is having on commodity markets. “If suddenly they get some rains between now and July... Read More.
A livestock economist is urging cattle producers to take a hard look at risk management strategies as dry weather fuels more volatile corn and soybean markets. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says the weather in Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana this summer will matter. “In... Read More.