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A big year for pork on the global market

2023 was a stellar year for pork exports.  The head of the US Meat Export Federation says that strong global demand continues to be the top story for the U.S. pork industry.  Dan Halstrom says there was broad-based... Read More.

NK Seeds brings more corn hybrids to market in 2024

NK Seeds corn product manager Matt Dolch says the company is bringing more great hybrids to the market. “It just speaks to the horsepower, speed, precision, and power coming out of the Syngenta R&D engine.” Speaking to Brownfield at the 2024 Commodity Classic in Houston,... Read More.

Weather market for grains

Another dry growing season could deliver support to the grain markets. Iowa Farm Bureau farmer education program manager Zach Brummer says widespread drought was expected to help provide a floor for corn prices in 2023. “What we’re really dealing with is we had record production... Read More.

Market Outlook

University of Missouri Extension Agricultural Economist, Ben Brown says droughts stunted 2023 soybean yields means producers should keep an eye on supply side market signals. ... Market Outlook

Global production uncertainties support corn market

Uncertainty about overall production in 2024 is helping support the corn market. Angie Setzer with Consus Ag Consulting says there are three crops to be made this year. “We’ve got to get the Safrinha crop, the Argentina crop was planted in December so that’s not... Read More.

Profit potential remains in the cattle market

A livestock economist says as long as demand holds, there’s still a lot of upside potential in the cattle markets. Brenda Boetel with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls says beef prices are high and the question remains how long consumers will continue to pay... Read More.

Farmland market cycle reminiscent of 2012 to 2014

A farm real estate professional sees parallels between current farmland prices and the market a decade ago. Paul Schadegg with Farmers National Company says the runup in values reminds him of what occurred from 2012 to 2014. “If you look back through history, we have... Read More.

November 2023 Labor Market Report

By the Kansas Department of Labor IMPORTANT NOTE: This release includes nonfarm jobs and labor force estimates for November 2023, which are produced using data from two monthly surveys. Data for nonfarm job estimates is collected through... Read More.