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COVID-19 impacting ag industry, final effects unknown


Last updated 4/17/2020 at 11:32am

This week’s Solid Finances webinar hosted by Montana State University Extension had economists examining the COVID-19 pandemic’s continuing effects on the agriculture industry and its supply lines.

MSU Professor of Economics Eric Belasco said while all ag commodities have been hit by COVID-19, the cattle market was hit particularly hard with live and feeder cattle markets declining. He said live cattle prices have dropped by 22.8 percent since mid-February, with feeder prices dropping 16.4 percent.

He said based on futures contracts these prices will continue to decrease over the comi...

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