Livestock: Limited Pork Expansion Following PEDV Recovery Sep 28, 2015

🕔Sep 28, 2015
Listen to MP3 Podcast The pork industry has largely overcome the impacts of the 2014 PED virus. Pork producers have been disciplined in limiting expansion after record 2014 profits. As […]

What Happens When Food Marketers Require Restrictive Farming Practices? Sep 2, 2015

🕔Sep 2, 2015
Food characteristics that matter to some intermediary buyers or consumers now include specifics of the production process (e.g., use of chemicals, geographic location of the farm, or treatment of farm […]

Livestock: Lower Pork Costs Also Driven by Lower Soy-Meal Costs Sep 1, 2015

🕔Sep 1, 2015
Listen to MP3 podcast Soybean meal is an important but an “economically” secondary feed ingredient in hog diets compared to corn. My estimates suggest that soybean meal costs have been […]

Livestock: Nebraska May Remove Ban on Packers Owning Hogs – DTN Feb 17, 2015

🕔Feb 17, 2015
Nebraska is considered the nation’s top red-meat producing state, but it’s also one of the final bastions of major livestock production where meatpacking companies aren’t allowed to own livestock. A […]

Keith Good: Ag Equipment, Supply Companies May Feel Pinch in 2015 Jan 6, 2015

🕔Jan 6, 2015
Economic Matters Jesse Newman and Bob Tita reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Many U.S. farmers are expected to tighten their belts further in 2015 as they contend with another year of lower grain and […]

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