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Feed Price Update and Daily Feed Efficiency Drivers - Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University, shares research and practice around feed efficiency. He leads with the question he hears a lot "If I have a better feed efficiency do I make more money?".

What is it, what are some of the issues, and what next?
How are subsidies a part of the value of crops?

Demand for corn as biofuel (ethanol) and livestock feed is putting tension into agriculture.
U.S. Corn Prices and Monthly Price Variation
American Feed Industry Association, USDA

Markets are to help smooth transactions and keep products flowing. That's the theory.
Grain Coffee

There is less pressure from ethanol demand and the industry is catching up with trend-line yields. And prices are moderating, although at higher levels than preferred. Purdue's Dr. Chris Hurt shares what's happening and why we should see a bit less volatility in the days to come.

The 2012 Commodity Classic just ended, social media shares what happened.
#Classic12 Glimpse
@WineePamela, @INSoybean

There are 1.34 billion people in China and they need to eat every day. The resources needed to sustain them are enormous and dwarf many other world markets. China needs the resources of other countries and companies to help their growth. Business opportunities are available to the sharp company keeping an eye out.