It's been another disappointing session for ag interest this year. Besides the lack of a new farm bill
the funding for the locks and dams system on the Mississippi River seems to be in limbo, despite both the Senate and the House passing their own version of the bill
Once again the ag community looks to be coming up short on their hopes of a new long term farm bill. Even though progress has been reported in the conference committee, with the House scheduled to adjourn on friday, it looks like the Farm Bill will have to wait until at least January of next year
With the end of the year, forecasts are coming out with their projections for dairy prices for 2014. As expected it will be another year of volatility and that is why many commodity brokers are encouraging producers to look at a fence position.
2013 has been another strong year for agricultural exports both here in wisconsin and throughout the country. One of the major reasons for the consistent rate of growth has been the buying power of China in the U.S. ag market
Dairy prices are expected to falter in 2013. So what can producers do to protect themselves and to get the best possible returns. Local 5 Ag Reporter Mike Austin gets some insights from several market brokers.