Cattle Prices: More Room for Recovery?

November 6, 2016

The cattle industry has been through numerous shocks including high feed prices and drought in recent years. In trying to discover the right price, markets often have to overshoot and then undershoot as they continue to adjust in the search for the correct price.

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Pork Outlook Turns Sour

October 13, 2016

Hog prices have collapsed to levels far below breakeven. There is worry that there are more hogs headed to market this fall than available packing capacity, and the latest USDA inventory indicates there are more hogs than had been anticipated.

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Impact of Lower Corn Prices on Feeding Cost of Gain and Cattle Finishing Net Returns

October 12, 2016

Both fed cattle and corn prices have dropped significantly during the last year. Specifically, since September 2015 fed cattle prices in Kansas have declined approximately 23 percent (from $137.35 to $106.07 per cwt).

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Explaining Fluctuations in DDG Prices

October 12, 2016

Distiller’s dried grains (DDG) are a co-product of dry-milled ethanol production. U.S. ethanol plants have the capacity to produce more than 15 billion gallons of ethanol and 45 million tons of DDG (Ag MRC).

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An Update on the Farm Safety Net

October 8, 2016

This article examined earnings per acre projections for a case farm in west central Indiana. Under the price and yield combinations or scenarios examined in this paper, annual projected earnings per acre were negative from 2014 to 2018 for the case farm.

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Fall 2016 Crop Outlook

September 13, 2016

Recorded September 13, 2016 | Chris Hurt, Michael Langemeier & Jim Mintert discuss the 2016 corn & soybean price outlook and look ahead to 2017 following release of USDA’s Sept. 2016 crop production & supply/demand estimates.

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2016 Agriculture and Applied Economics Association Annual Outlook Survey Highlights

September 12, 2016

Results from these two surveys reveal that there are some stark differences in opinion between economists and producers regarding the U.S. agricultural economy.

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International Benchmarks for Wheat Production (2016)

September 12, 2016

This paper examined yield, gross revenue, and cost for farms with a wheat enterprise in the agri benchmark network from Australia, Canada, Germany, Ukraine, and United States.

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International Benchmarks for Soybean Production (2016)

September 12, 2016

This paper examined yield, gross revenue, and cost for farms with soybeans in the agri benchmark network from Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, and United States.

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International Benchmarks for Corn Production (2016)

September 12, 2016

This paper examined yield, gross revenue, and cost for farms in the agri benchmark network from Argentina, Brazil, and the Ukraine, and the United States with corn enterprise data.

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