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Jul 19, 2017 |

Opportunities and Obstacles in China Beef Market

What beef producers need to know about trade to China.

Aug 6, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Economic Conditions: Beef Feedlot and Cow-Calf

Our commodity experts look at the economic factors that shaped second quarter prices, and what it means for our cattle feeder and cow-calf operators.

Jun 12, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

USDA’s June Forecast for 2014/15 Production and Season-Average Farm Prices

The USDA says crop conditions in the Corn Belt are the better than any time since 2007. Check out what, if any, impact this is having on projected yields – along with a lot of other good information on 2014/15 production and price forecasts.

Jun 2, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Rising Cattle Values Boost Need for Owner Equity, Lender Capacity

Ranchers, feeders and feedyard operators often ask why lenders require cattlemen to invest greater levels of equity to maintain the lending relationship. We offer the answers.

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