by Levi Russell
Having recently completed a tour of the state discussing forecasts for Georgia's 4 primary meat commodities, I thought I'd put up some articles on interesting issues looking ahead for 2017.
The guys over at Agricultural Economic Insights have a great post discussing 16 questions for ag in 2017. They have another post on exchange rates which should be interesting given recent GDP and labor numbers, and recent movement in the stock market.
Scott Irwin looks at ethanol profitability for 2017.
Expect a LOT of meat on the market over the next 2 years. The beef, chicken, and pork industries are dealing with massive supplies with no relief in sight.
Finally, anti-trust continues to be a hot-button issue in proteins, most recently on the poultry side. Also, there is potential for the new administration to take action on a controversial new GIPSA rule designed to limit market power among meat processors.