Keith Good: Grain Transportation Network in U.S. Termed ‘Inadequate’ Aug 19, 2014

🕔Aug 19, 2014
Crop Watch In transportation news, Reuters news reported earlier this week that, “The U.S. transportation network is inadequate to cope with bumper crops due to be harvested this season, creating a critical role for […]

Study: Feed Identified as Risk Factor in Spread of PEDv — DTN Aug 18, 2014

🕔Aug 18, 2014
Swine can contract the deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV, by eating contaminated feed, a first-of-a-kind study found. Dr. Scott Dee, director of research at Pipestone Veterinary Services in […]

Keith Good: July 1 Cattle, Calf Inventory Comes in at Historic Low Jul 28, 2014

🕔Jul 28, 2014
Beef 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, […]

Mississippi: Record Livestock Prices Create Curious Dilemma Jul 11, 2014

🕔Jul 11, 2014
Cattle and hog prices are soaring to record highs, causing producers to debate whether to sell their valuable animals or expand their herd sizes for the future. “It’s hard not […]

Keith Good: $1.2B Paid Out in 3 Months for Livestock Disaster Relief Jul 10, 2014

🕔Jul 10, 2014
Farm Bill AP writer Henry C. Jackson reported yesterday that, “Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick […]

Livestock: Pork Outlook Brightens Following USDA Reports Jul 7, 2014

🕔Jul 7, 2014
Pork producers might want to say thank you for the recent USDA reports that have sharply brightened their profit outlook. The first of those was the June 27 Hogs and […]

Keith Good: With ‘Wall of Grain Coming,’ Corn Prices May Keep Falling Jul 7, 2014

🕔Jul 7, 2014
Crop 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 […]

Livestock: Pork Production Expected to Increase on Higher Prices Jul 1, 2014

🕔Jul 1, 2014
Retail pork prices will keep rising to record highs this summer as the number of hogs going to market over the next several months will be lower than expected because […]

Keith Good: Deadly PEDv Boosting Pork Prices, Causing Herd Reductions Jun 30, 2014

🕔Jun 30, 2014
Livestock Abbie Fentress Swanson reported on Friday at National Public Radio (NPR) Online that, “If you’re bringing home the bacon, you may have noticed a price tag inching upward. “Consumers are […]

Keith Good: Blockbuster Corn Harvest Still in Forecast for U.S., China Jun 26, 2014

🕔Jun 26, 2014
Crop Watch Gregory Meyer reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “The chances of finding a bull in a maize field are near zero right now. With each passing week, a […]

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