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FAPRI: lower prices and tight margins ahead

A new food and ag outlook from the University of Missouri’s Food and Ag Policy Research Institute says lower commodity prices and tight margins are expected for some U.S. farmers and ranchers this year. Director Pat Westhoff says if weather conditions are average for... Read More.

Farmers attending Commodity Classic concerned about tighter margins

Farmers attending Commodity Classic are concerned about tighter margins in 2024. Ryan Mackenthun grows corn and soybeans in central Minnesota and says crop budgets look a lot different compared to the past few years. “We’re putting inputs in at probably the biggest deficit we have... Read More.

Tight margins ahead for 2024

A senior vice president with Farm Credit Service of America says farmer liquidity remains high to start the year despite some bumps in the protein sector. Fallon Savage tells Brownfield, “Our swine market in particular has seen some pretty devastating losses over the last... Read More.

Input costs eat into cattle margins

High input costs continue to eat into cattle margins. Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Beth Doran says the price of feed has come down, but producers are still dealing with other high input costs. “We know inflation is out there, we know interest rates... Read More.