Thanksgiving Dinner: Turkey Prices at 10-Year Low

🕔Nov 15, 2018Consumers heading to grocery stores this Thanksgiving will find many reasons to give thanks. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics, said estimated turkey prices […]

UK Not Ready for Brexit’s Impact on Food, Report Warns

🕔Jul 18, 2017Severe problems with the UK food system are likely unless issues are addressed, according to latest expert report The retail industry is predicting price rises of up to 22 per […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Up a Tad, to Just Over $50

🕔Nov 19, 2015The American Farm Bureau’s 30th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is […]

Keith Good: Embattled Railroads Get Thumbs Up; Hog Numbers on Rise

🕔Dec 24, 2014Transportation- Economic Issues, Food Prices In transportation news, Marcia Zarley Taylor reported yesterday at DTN that, “Ag customers may give North American railroads a failing grade for most of 2014. Backlogs cost Dakota and […]

Keith Good: GMO Wheat Discovery in Montana Recharges Biotech Issue

🕔Oct 27, 2014Biotech- Food Labels Christopher Doering reported on the front page of yesterday’s Des Moines Register that, “The discovery of another unapproved variety of genetically modified wheat in Montana has increased pressure to tighten […]

Keith Good: Record Demand for Corn, Soybeans Also in USDA Forecast

🕔Sep 12, 2014Crop Watch Associated Press writer David Pitt reported yesterday that, “Another positive of the USDA report (of record-setting harvests) is that it also predicts record demand for corn and soybeans, said Chad Hart, an […]

Ethanol Group Study: Food Prices Rise Even as Corn Prices Fall — DTN

🕔Sep 8, 2014  Livestock, poultry and food companies have called for eliminating the Renewable Fuel Standard for nearly a decade based on the notion that ethanol-induced higher corn prices were the cause […]

U.S. Farm Programs Too Complex? Try Russia’s No Farm Support – DTN

🕔Sep 4, 2014U.S. farmers are contemplating a staggering array of new farm bill programs to (theoretically) manage their production risks and price risks for the next five years. At the informational meeting […]

Keith Good: July 1 Cattle, Calf Inventory Comes in at Historic Low

🕔Jul 28, 2014Beef and Pork On Friday, in its semi-annual Cattle report, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) indicated that, “All cattle and calves in the United States as of July 1, 2014, […]

Keith Good: With ‘Wall of Grain Coming,’ Corn Prices May Keep Falling

🕔Jul 7, 2014Crop Watch Bloomberg writer Jeff Wilson reported yesterday that, “The 8-foot (2.4-meter) corn stalks on Bill Long’s farm in southern Illinois are so big, green and healthy that he wishes he’d sold […]

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