AG OUTLOOK CONFERENCE PROVIDES FIRST LOOK AT STATE-LEVEL PROJECTIONS

Net farm income losses appear to be more dramatic in Missouri than the national average.  That’s one of the preliminary findings in a state-specific report the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute presented Wednesday during its Ag Outlook Conference outside Columbia.  Director Pat Westhoff…

Westhoff says as new figures are analyzed from USDA, including the Census of Agriculture, projections for the direction of the state’s farm economy will begin to take shape.  He notes that several students in the program will assist in the project.

The Ag Outlook Conference coincides with the release of FAPRI’s annual U.S. Baseline Outlook.  We visited with Doctor Pat Westhoff after the conference: