A University of Missouri think-tank recently released their expectations for the Ag sector in the year ahead.  Food and Ag Policy Research Institute Director Pat Westoff says farm country could be in for a change of direction…

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But of course much of the direction henges on mother nature.

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Westoff says they also see a positive cattle market for the next 4 to 5 years…

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FAPRI officials shared their expectations with officials in Washington DC last week.  According to Westoff, the rumblings throughout the nation’s capitol city regarding the farm bill are that the discussion will pick up where farm bill conversations left off last fall, though still no certainty the legislation will make it through before the calendar turns to 2013.