Why Do Fewer Farms Produce Both Crops and Animals?

🕔Aug 26, 2019Diversified grain and livestock farms were once the model of U.S. agriculture. Farms often had crop and animal enterprises to help capture their complementary nature such as spreading the use […]

Livestock: Is Beef Herd Expansion Near Its End?

🕔Jul 23, 2019Looking back a decade or so, the high feed price era from 2007 to 2013 caused downsizing of the beef industry. Beef cow numbers reached a low in 2014 which […]

Livestock: Will Pork Producers Have a Profitable Year?

🕔Jul 8, 2019The pork outlook started this year on a downbeat, then in March and April markets recognized that African swine fever in China could cause global pork shortages and lean futures […]

Webinar: Corn and Soybean Outlook, July 2

🕔Jun 26, 2019An upcoming webinar entitled “Corn & Soybean Outlook Update: Following USDA’s Acreage Report” will be hosted by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture on Tuesday, July 2 at 12:30 p.m. (EDT). There is more uncertainty about the […]

Livestock: Low Hog Prices to Start the Year

🕔Mar 12, 2019Hog prices have been struggling so far this year. USDA reports that live prices in January and February have averaged below $40 for the first time in over a decade. […]

Pork Industry: Some Recovery from Decade Low Prices

🕔Jan 7, 2019The U.S. pork industry has been expanding the breeding herd and growing since mid-2014. The rate of breeding herd expansion peaked in early 2018 at a 3.5 percent annual growth […]

Livestock: Will Pork Industry Have a Better 2019?

🕔Dec 3, 2018Pork producers are expected to struggle with hog prices below costs of production through the winter. Record pork production and trade disputes continue to be the near-term drag on prices. […]

Livestock Markets: Pork Prospects Improve, But Losses Still Loom

🕔Oct 1, 2018The pork outlook looked bleak in August. Fear of large pork supplies and Mexican and Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork exports appeared disastrous to hog prices. At that time, my […]

Indiana: Pinney Purdue Field Day, Wanatah, Aug. 22

🕔Aug 17, 2018Purdue Extension will host a field day at the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center (PPAC) on Aug. 22. Field days are educational opportunities offered throughout the summer by Purdue Agricultural Centers and Purdue Extension. These […]

Livestock Markets: Too Much Pork, Tariffs Mean Too Few Buyers

🕔Jul 9, 2018The pork industry appears to be headed for a period of large losses in which excess pork supplies force prices below costs of production. In addition, demand will likely be […]

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