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July Newsletter

Feature Article – Margin Management Adjustments – A Look at Corn
While most producers abhor volatility and the added stress it brings, it also affords opportunities that can be taken advantage of – particularly when viewed through a margin context. In this month’s feature article: “Margin Management Adjustments – A Look at the Recent Corn Market”, we explore some of those opportunities from both the producer and consumer perspectives, following separate adjustments made by a crop and hog farmer to improve on their respective sale and purchase prices.

July Margin Watch Summaries
The significant drop in corn prices over the past few weeks has led to improving margins for livestock feeders and dairy farmers, though deteriorating profitability for row crop farmers. The latest installments of our Margin Watch reports discuss how the change in corn’s value has impacted the unique margins for hog, dairy, cattle and crop producers over the past month.