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Hog markets were a little higher Tuesday despite trends in pork product prices. Markets are still trying to recover from recent losses.

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Prospects are that soybean prices will continue to be low over the next several years, leading to a period of lower farm incomes.

Even given those prospects, prices could go even lower, causing more financial stress to develop. Herein, we present an adverse set of prices that could plausibly occur but are not likely to occur.

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Dairy prices through this year’s second half are on track to be the best since 2014’s records. The recovery, combined with assistance from the new Dairy Margin Coverage program, doesn’t mean a return to full prosperity. But the improvements should help stop the bleeding and perhaps begin healing balance sheets.

Agricultural research, whether it’s conducted in the United States or abroad, has forever transformed the landscape of farming. From the hybridization of plant species and the production of biofuels to the utilization of precision-agricultural technologies, when countries invest in agricultural research the world benefits. Providing economic-development programs to developing countries reduces poverty rates and increases purchasing power, which expands market opportunities for U.S. farmers.

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Always one of the top highlights of each year’s Big Iron Farm Show, the field demo is always something farmers want to take in. This year’s field demo will cover precision spraying.