Marianne Stein

Articles By Marianne Stein

Market hog
Jan 06, 2020

2020 Hogs: More Supply, Profitable Prices

The USDA’s December Hogs and Pigs report indicates that producers continue to expand, says Jason Franken, agricultural economist at Western Illinois University.

wet-muddy-field-missouri
Nov 28, 2019

2019: A Crop Year That Won't Be Forgotten

The 2019 crop year will live long in the memory.

Semi Truck
Aug 27, 2019

The Economic Importance of U.S. Animal Agriculture

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.

Corn 13
Jul 02, 2019

Illinois: June Acreage Report Heightens Uncertainty

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.

May 15, 2019

Reconsidering USDA’s Corn Projections

Corn prices fell on a forecast of more abundant supplies in the next marketing year and growing old-crop ending stocks, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Todd Hubbs.