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Monthly Missouri Crop and Livestock Outlook Webcast

With continuous developments in global agriculture, supply, demand and commodity prices are always changing. Sorting out the continuously emerging issues affecting your farm business can be difficult to keep up with. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest information, FAPRI and MU Ag Business and Policy Extension have teamed up to provide an updated monthly crops and livestock outlook via a webcast each month. The webcasts are scheduled two business days after the release of USDA’s World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates report and are roughly 50 minutes of presentation followed by 10 minutes of questions from callers. You will hear from a variety of experts and guest speakers including Scott Brown, Marty Foreman, John Kruse, Seth Meyer, David Reinbott, Wesley Tucker, and Peter Zimmel.

All Zoom crop and livestock outlook meetings can be accessed on the following dates and times using the weblink https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/6315029135 (Meeting ID 631 502 9135 ; call-in number if you do not want to connect via your computer audio: +1 646-876-9923)

All webcasts are at 1:00 pm CDT

  • – June 15, 2020
  • – July 14, 2020
  • – August 14, 2020
  • – September 15, 2020
  • – October 13, 2020
  • – November 12, 2020
  • – December 14, 2020

Each webcast addresses emerging agriculture related issues from the last month, the crop outlook, and the livestock outlook. Occasionally, other commodities such as wheat, rice, cotton, hay, and dairy will be discussed. Emerging issues include topics such as the agricultural impacts of COVID-19, the latest farm policy developments, updates on the US-China Phase 1 trade agreement, crop progress updates, and many others. Crop and livestock commodity outlooks include a discussion of the factors affecting profitability, production, demand, and the implications for commodity prices.  Crop marketing opportunities are highlighted.

If you would like specific topic addressed in the monthly update or would like to have a question answered anonymously, you may send an email with your request to krusej@missouri.edu. Even if you are unable to dial in or connect from your computer for the call, you can watch the recorded presentation at




In July 2020, the recordings will transition to our Farmer’s Corner page.

If you have any questions, please contact John Kruse at krusej@missouri.edu or 573-882-6807.