Keith Good: Fed Cattle Prices Headed for Another Record — Economist Oct 16, 2014

🕔Oct 16, 2014
Livestock- Crops An update yesterday from Missouri Extension indicated that, “University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain told the Oct. 14 MU Agricultural Market Outlook conference that fed cattle prices will set […]

Keith Good: Southwest Cotton Growers May be Forced to Cut Acreage Oct 13, 2014

🕔Oct 13, 2014
Farm Bill AP writer Betsy Blaney reported yesterday that, “Cotton growers in Texas and other southwestern states plagued by years of drought may plant fewer acres next season because of a bureaucratic […]

Keith Good: Railroads Ordered to Make Weekly Freight Service Reports Oct 9, 2014

🕔Oct 9, 2014
Grain Transportation Reuters writer Karl Plume reported yesterday that, “The top U.S. rail regulator ruled on Wednesday that all Class 1 railroads operating in the United States must provide detailed weekly freight service reports, a […]

Keith Good: Wheat Futures Climb Amid Global Weather Concerns Oct 8, 2014

🕔Oct 8, 2014
Crop Watch Emiko Terazono reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “The wheat market has rallied since the start of the month, with prices up almost 7 per cent. The […]

Livestock: Outlook Positive for Pork Producers, Consumers — Economist Oct 6, 2014

🕔Oct 6, 2014
The U.S. pork industry today is small by historic standards. But, signs of producers holding back more females to increase the breeding herd mean the industry is in the process […]

Keith Good: Fight Against PED Virus Accelerates as Pork Prices Climb Oct 2, 2014

🕔Oct 2, 2014
Livestock- PEDv Kelsey Gee reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Drug companies are racing to create vaccines to stifle a deadly swine virus that has roiled the U.S. meat industry […]

Growing Demand for Pork Likely to be Met — and Quickly Sep 29, 2014

🕔Sep 29, 2014
“More Pork Please!” That has been the scream of pork consumers this year who have paid record high prices at retail. The latest USDA Hogs and Pigs report suggests that […]

Keith Good: Plunging Corn, Soybean Prices May Strain Farm Budgets Sep 29, 2014

🕔Sep 29, 2014
Crop Watch Bloomberg writer Megan Durisin reported on Friday that, “Corn futures fell to a five-year low as farmers started harvesting the largest-ever crop in the U.S., the world’s top grower, reducing costs […]

Keith Good: 2nd Company Receives Conditional License for PEDv Vaccine Sep 4, 2014

🕔Sep 4, 2014
Livestock- PEDv, Antibiotics Meanwhile, Kelsey Gee reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Animal health company Zoetis Inc. said it received a conditional license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a […]

Keith Good: Rail Service Problems Persist; Hog Prices Rebounding Sep 2, 2014

🕔Sep 2, 2014
Transportation Issues Gregory Meyer and Robert Wright reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “Protracted rail shipping delays have led to deep discounts for grain prices in the north central […]

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