The Perspectives of two Agricultrual Economists

Where’s the Meat? U.S. Meat Consumption Continues Higher

Good news for U.S. agriculture: consumers are eating more meat. After turning lower on the heels of the Great Recession, U.S. meat consumption – including beef – is expected to continue higher into 2018. This week’s post takes a look at consumption trends and what the USDA expects for 2018.

How Good? A Look at Recent Corn & Soybean Yields

The story for U.S. crop producers has been low commodity prices, tight budget margins, and falling net farm income. Big yields have been a significant contributor to sluggish outlook. This week’s post reviews recent yield trends for U.S. corn, soybeans, and wheat to provide some perspective.

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