Recent Stories by Marianne Stein
Jul 20, 2020 by Marianne Stein
Pigs that eat soybean as a regular part of their diet may be better protected against viral pathogens, a new study from University of Illinois shows.
Jul 01, 2020 by Marianne Stein
Jason Franken, agricultural economist at Western Illinois University, says another all-time record hog inventory amidst the COVID-19 pandemic extends further downward pressure on prices. Here's his take on the report.
Aug 27, 2019 by Marianne Stein
Farms are much more specialized in crops or animals today, and few have both. Has this changed the relative economic importance of crop and animal agriculture in the U.S.? asks Purdue University ag economist Chris Hurt.
Jul 02, 2019 by Marianne Stein
USDA's acreage numbers injected a substantial amount of uncertainty into both markets that appears set to stay in place throughout the summer, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Todd Hubbs.
Apr 29, 2019 by Marianne Stein
On May 1, the USDA Grain Crushing report will provide an estimate of corn used for ethanol production in March. An expectation of continued weakness is in place for ethanol-based corn consumption that led to the USDA’s reduction by 150 million bushels since the September WASDE report, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Todd Hubbs.