By: Emma Hopkins WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Prices for used farm machinery have been trending lower in the past year due to a surplus of inventory at dealerships, but buying used may not always be the best option, a Purdue University expert says. Robert Stwalley, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, urges farmers thinking…Read More
By: John D. Anderson, Deputy Chief Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation Exports are an important component of demand for all three of the major meat species. According to the most recent data, exports of beef, pork, and chicken amounted to 21 percent, 19 percent, and 11 percent of production, respectively, in 2014. All of these…Read More
By: Terri Queck-Matzie Global demand for beef is rising, while global supplies have stayed stagnant for nearly seven years. Producers are working to change that, but even their best efforts will take three to five years to take effect. With an 80-million person per year worldwide population increase, “It’s simple economics,” says Global AgriTrends CEO…Read More
By: Luke Schwieterman, President, Schwieterman Inc To say the least, it’s been a roller coaster ride for the last two months and this is a prime example of why we tend to advise producers to hedge using options. The increased volatility at higher prices is causing even hedgers to question the markets sense of things.…Read More
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