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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.

July 25, 2012

How will the demand for corn be managed in light of the current drought and economic tensions in biofuels?

The weather is seriously stressing many crops this year. Corn, specifically, is also being stressed because of the demand for biofuel (ethanol) and livestock animal feed.

July 25, 2012

Highlights of the report titled Future Patterns of U.S. Grains, Biofuels, and Livestock and Poultry Feeding.

Dr. Bob Wisner, Iowa State University, and Joel Newman, President and CEO of American Feed Industry Association, provide some highlights of the report titled Future Patterns of U.S. Grains, Biofuels, and Livestock and Poultry Feeding.

This summary was the topic of a presentation held in Phoenix, Arizona, July 17, 2012 at the Federation of Animal Science Societies meeting. The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) provided a grant on behalf of the American Feed Industry Association to the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) in order to conduct a review on future patterns in the feed industry.

Future Patterns of U.S. Grains, Biofuels, and Livestock and Poultry Feeding [PDF]