Commodity marketing

News

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– A lot of farmers may be switching to soybeans because of the high cost of growing corn. USDA’s first estimate for corn acreage in 2015 came in at 89.2 million acres, down about 1.5 million from last year.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Dairy producers saw record profits last year, but prices are down this year.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Cattle prices remain high, though they are down from the record set last October. Beef prices, however, are still breaking records at the grocery store, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain told the 2015 MU Spring Ag Marketing Outlook Conference on April 22.
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Consumers see more meat on their plates when farmers respond to higher livestock prices.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    NEW FRANKLIN, Mo. – There have been a lot of changes at Jennings Premium Meats since it opened for business in 1954. One recent change is what customers are buying.
    Media available: video
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– There will be a significant drop in net farm income this year.
  • Monday, March 2, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Selling timber can be very profitable. While it depends on the quality of the timber, prices are higher than they’ve ever been.
  • Monday, February 23, 2015
    BUTLER, Mo.– After a successful run last year, University of Missouri Extension is offering a second round of the online grain marketing game “Show-Me Market Showdown” from March 2 to May 8.
  • Monday, February 2, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– A long-running labor dispute has created a big backup of products moving through West Coast ports. Stacks of shipping containers sit at the ports and many ships are anchored offshore waiting to unload their cargo.
  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo.– Farmland prices have likely peaked, but expect cattle prices to continue upward.
    Media available: photo
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– When farmers choose one of the 2014 farm bill’s safety-net programs this winter, they are locked in for the next four years. A new online tool can help them evaluate which program is best for them.
    Media available: video
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Commodity prices both in the U.S. and worldwide are under pressure and likely to remain so for quite a while.
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Crop prices have fallen sharply while livestock prices have reached record levels in 2014. Next year could see some moderation in livestock prices and continued low crop prices.
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