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June 26, 2013

In 2012 Dr. Meyer said if it rains we have $4 corn and if it doesn't we have $8 corn - and that everyone heard the first part and nobody heard the second part. Where are we today?

Grains and Livestock Economic Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, says key issues in coming months will be input and production costs; demand; output levels for 2013 and 2014; and prices and margins.

He reminded people that in 2012 he said if it rains we have $4 corn and if it doesn't we have $8 corn - and that everyone heard the first part and nobody heard the second part. In summary Dr. Meyer says that corn belt rains have been good, now we need some warm dry days.

January 30, 2013

Recent swine conferences provide insight on feed economics for 2013 and details on what farm operators need to do with their financial planning.

July 9, 2012

Are Flex-Fuel cars going to pull in more more ethanol and disrupt corn feed supplies?

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June 8, 2012

Europe is going through a lot of turmoil, economic and political. These will both impact agriculture on the world markets through grain prices and global ag trade.

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  1. Audio: How Will Europe's Mess Affect My Grain Prices? - Kansas State Research and Extension Ag Economist Dan O'Brien discusses the relationship between the European Community Crisis and commodity prices around the world [audio].
April 16, 2012

Why should anyone care about feed efficiency and how is that important in the feedlot? Dr. Rod Hill, University of Idaho Department, suggests that in today's new era of higher feed costs, gains in efficiency are a must in cow-calf production processes.

Controlling the Cost of Beef Production Through Improving Feed Efficiency - Dr. Rod Hill, University of Idaho Department of Animal & Veterinary Science, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.