The future of the Land Grant University in the face of de-allotment

State governments around the US are in the process of finalizing their budgets for the coming year(s). In all but 1 or 2 states, all recipients of state government funding are being told to do make do with less. This list of those doing with less include our land grant universities, a cornerstone of American Agriculture.  Read More...

Can we sell sows fast enough to reduce supply?

The most common question asked by every vendor and producer at the World Pork Expo was – ‘when will the pain end?’. It’s not fun being in the pork business right now, and the prospects don’t look promising for some time. While we don’t often think in terms of time-lines, the matings that are being completed now are the pigs that will go to market next April. Thus, we are already locked in on the supply side of the price equation through the fall lows and late winter markets. Read More...