Monday, March 2, 2015COLUMBIA, 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, 2015BUTLER, 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, 2015COLUMBIA, 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, January 21, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– Prices for all commodities are lower than they have been the last few years, and that will put some economic stress on many farmers.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– The song remains the same for the cattle market: tight supplies and high prices.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015COLUMBIA, Mo.– Milk prices at the farm level are expected to be about $6 a hundredweight lower than the record prices in 2014.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014KIRKSVILLE, Mo.– Farmland prices have likely peaked, but expect cattle prices to continue upward.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014COLUMBIA, 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.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014COLUMBIA, 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, 2014COLUMBIA, 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.