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Nov 9, 2016 |

Poultry Processing Opens Opportunities

“Benefits of contract production can include a guaranteed market, steady cash flow throughout the year and, in some cases, company-supplied expertise.” Bob Campbell, FCSAmerica.

Jan 18, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Round Two of Avian Influenza?

Producers still in recovery mode have beefed up biosecurity post-H5N1. It’s one more cost that has added to the economic impact of avian influenza.

Jan 6, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

The Perfect Storm

Our market recap sets the stage for a deeper look at the poultry, beef and pork industries over the next several weeks.

Nov 9, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Third Quarter Commodity Review

The impact of tight margins, avian flu, lower cattle prices and more.

Mar 20, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

Is Your Biosecurity Plan Built to Defend Against Avian Flu?

Avian flu has been confirmed for the first time in the Mississippi flyway, heightening the need for strong biosecurity and creating uncertainty in the poultry market.

Aug 7, 2014 | The Business of Agriculture

Economic Conditions: Dairy, Ethanol, Poultry

Our commodity experts look at the economic factors that shaped second quarter prices, and what it means for the dairy, poultry and ethanol industries.

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.

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