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Low Milk Prices Pose No Threat for Future Profit Margins: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Jim Moriarty, Vice President & Sr. Director Industry Specialists
TAGS: Dairy
July 24, 2014 - Although milk prices have dropped significantly since the beginning of the year, dairy producers still have many opportunities for solid profit margins through the rest of 2014 and much of 2015. In this article, AgStar’s Jim Moriarty discusses the current and future downward trend of milk prices and the ways a producer can still secure a good profit margin despite these low prices. Continue reading >>
Will Rail Delays Continue as Harvest Approaches? Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Kurt Lensing, AgStar Grain Industry Specialist
TAGS: Grain
July 23, 2014 - Transportation is a supply and demand link that differentiates U.S. agriculture from the rest of the world. The cost and efficiencies associated with exporting oilseeds and grain from the U.S. has kept us competitive over the past years. Hear more from Kurt Lensing about transportation issues discussed at a recent conference. Continue reading >>
Legislative Affairs
2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Changes: Agriculture Blog (Article)
By: Staci Martin , Director of Legislative Affairs
TAGS: Legislative Affairs, Dairy, Grain, Swine
July 23, 2014 - The 2014 Farm Bill requires all farmers to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026). In this Article, Staci Martin recaps the reminder USDA provides to farmers about the 2014 Farm Bill conservation compliance changes. Continue reading >>
PEDV Update from the National Pork Industry Conference: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Justin Roelofs, Swine Specialist
TAGS: Swine
July 22, 2014 - Are PED virus cases on the decrease? How will that impact the hog market as we move into 2015? In today’s hog blog, Justin Roelofs provides his learnings from the recent National Pork Industry Conference as PEDV and pork demand were discussed in depth. Continue reading >>
Global Markets & Economics
Halftime Report for the General Economy: Agriculture Blog (Video)
By: Dr. David Kohl, Agriculture Economist
TAGS: Global Markets & Economics
July 17, 2014 - Based on the statistics from the first half of this year there is a general positive economy outlook for the remainder of 2014 and into 2015. In this video, Dr. Kohl gives the good, the bad, and the ugly about the current state of the US economy and what we can expect moving into the second half of the year into the next. Continue reading >>
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