Farm Bureau launches Market Intel reports

The American Farm Bureau Federation has launched Market Intel, a new series of online market intelligence reports available at AFBF Market Intel and on Twitter (@FBMarketIntel). Market Intel will provide timely market intelligence on the agricultural economy for farmers, ranchers, lawmakers and consumers, according to AFBF.

“Our aim with Market Intel is to analyze current events in agriculture – related to both crops and livestock – through an economic lens,” said John Newton, AFBF’s director of market intelligence.

Led by AFBF’s chief economist Bob Young, a trio of young economists at AFBF will share the latest on today’s agricultural market intelligence through regular Market Intel updates: Newton, who focuses on agricultural commodity markets, risk management and farm bill programs; economist Katelyn McCullock, who specializes in economic analysis of animal health and welfare, organic standards for livestock, and livestock and dairy markets; and economist Veronica Nigh, who analyzes how shifts in policy related to international trade, environmental issues, transportation, labor, food safety and taxes affect the agricultural economy.