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posted on Jan 15, 2019
JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s annual Agribusiness Conference this year will celebrate its 25th year of providing timely information and agricultural policy education to farmers, agribusiness professionals, students and educators across the Mid-South.
The 2019 conference, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, will focus on farm management, the economics and politics of trade and farm policy, and commodity and credit markets, according to Dr. Bert Greenwalt, professor of agricultural economics and conference director.
posted on Dec 28, 2018

Our 2018 Winter Newsletter has been released which includes a thorough poultry market overview by Mark Jordan, instructor at Arkansas State University, a historical overview about draining the Missouri Bootheel written by GFM’s intern, and the importance of U.S.

posted on Dec 28, 2018

Recent U.S. tariffs and retaliatory actions by China have significantly impacted U.S. soybean farm prices and exports. Historically, the U.S. exported almost one out of every three field rows to China. However, that market has nearly disappeared amidst the trade tensions of 2018.

posted on Dec 27, 2018

GFM’s Jeffrey Hignight and Houston Matthews recently spoke to students in the Land Economics/Rural Appraisal class at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Jeffrey began the presentation with the ways in which professional farm managers, consultants and land brokers use appraisal data, which led to discussions about cap rates, improving land, dividing land between multiple owners and selling price expectations under a real estate listing or auction.

posted on Dec 22, 2018

Caruthersville, a small town in the Bootheel of Missouri, is where I call home. Although  this area of the state is known by many to be the home of the most impoverished counties  in the state, there are two things in the bootheel to be proud of—the agriculture production  and the Little

posted on Dec 19, 2018

Ted and Jeffrey at 89th ASFMRA Conference

GFM’s Jeffrey Hignight and Ted Glaub recently attended the American Society of Farm  Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) Annual Conference held Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 in Chandler, Arizona.

posted on Dec 19, 2018

The phrase “what a difference a year makes” resonates with—and has likely been uttered by more than a few—people involved in any of the numerous channels of agricultural production given the speed in which commodity markets tend to react and move. The broiler industry is hardly immune to rapid change either.

posted on Sep 17, 2018

Agriculture’s increase in technology from the late 1800s to the early 1900s caused a steady migration from the family farms to the cities, leaving fewer people to assume the burden of producing more food. This has only been exacerbated in the past ten to twenty years by the development and adoption of GPS guidance systems, a heavy emphasis on efficiency and precision application when planting, growing and harvesting crops.

posted on Sep 17, 2018

Our 2018 Fall Newsletter has been released and covers drone use in agriculture, 2018 mid-south cropland, rents, & investment returns, USDA price forecast, and current government policy news.

posted on Sep 14, 2018

The USDA has released its current price projections for U.S. commodities—a mixed bag of the good, the bad and the ugly, from tighter cotton supplies to larger soybean supplies. Figure 1 presents the 2017 crop year prices compared to the projected range for the 2018 crop. Cotton is a bright spot in the market and set to average a higher price than last year. World stocks-to-use is expected to be the lowest in eight years. Corn prices are projected to average about $0.10 more per bushel than last year. The U.S.

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