Making sense of livestock-to-feed ratios
FCC Economic Researcher Martha Roberts explains how livestock-to-feed ratios can help you monitor the market and stay profitable.Sep 7, 2016
Projected farm equipment sales show optimism in the future of ag
Sales of farm equipment are expected to increase by 2017 as farm cash receipts are projected to increase.Jun 27, 2016
Bearish report pushes grain and oilseed prices lower
Stock-to-use ratios for corn and soybeans are expected to increase, according to the USDA’s July 11 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), putting downward pressure on prices.Jul 25, 2014
Three outlooks from Grain World 2017 that matter for your farm
Grain World 2017: a preliminary look at what to expect for the 2018 growing season.Dec 5, 2017
How Strong is Beef Demand in Canada?
Canadians are consuming far less beef than they used to, nearly 22 pounds less per year in 2013 compared to the early 1980's. But just because Canadians are consuming less beef does not mean that they like beef less. Actual consumption and what economists call "demand" are not the same thing. Confusing? Perhaps, but it is worth investigating what the differences are because the demand for beef has been strong in recent years.Jan 16, 2015
Does the farmland market make sense?
Do the current farmland market valuations make sense? It’s a matter of farm income and interest rates.Apr 17, 2018
Falling oil prices and ag commodities
Much has been said in recent years about the strong correlation between the price of agriculture commodities and oil prices. The U.S. ethanol policy and strong economic growth in emerging markets certainly explain most of the run-up in both corn and oil prices prior to 2008.Oct 31, 2014
Do economic trends support fall fertilizer purchase?
Leigh Anderson presents the fertilizer outlook based upon the FCC Ag Economics fertilizer model.Sep 14, 2015
Fertilizer Prices to Drop Along with Crop Prices
Year-end prices are important for profitability. So is the cost to grow the crop. While crop prices are expected to moderate over the next ten years from recent highs, input costs are also expected to trend downward.Apr 2, 2014
Ratio of cattle prices and feed barley
The FCC Economic Update asks whether profitability in the hog sector will lead to an expansion. Much of the answer depends on expectations about future profitability.Sep 8, 2014