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Economic outlook and feeding in the Midwest

It seems everyone in agriculture these days is speculating about when the industry will make a turn for the better. While beef cattle experts and economists all agree that farmers and ranchers are struggling in this current economy, views differ on the reasons for it and just when things will start looking positive for producers.

Dr. John Lawrence, a specialist at the Iowa Beef Center, is one of those industry experts weighing in on the debate. At a recent Cattlemen’s College sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, Lawrence offered his explanations for the current state of the industry, while offering producers advice for the future.

It seems everyone in agriculture these days is speculating about when the industry will make a turn for the better. While beef cattle experts and economists all agree that farmers and ranchers are struggling in this current economy, views differ on the reasons for it and just when things will start looking positive for producers.



Dr. John Lawrence, a specialist at the Iowa Beef Center, is one of those industry experts weighing in on the debate. At a recent Cattlemen’s College sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, Lawrence offered his explanations for the current state of the industry, while offering producers advice for the future.

It seems everyone in agriculture these days is speculating about when the industry will make a turn for the better. While beef cattle experts and economists all agree that farmers and ranchers are struggling in this current economy, views differ on the reasons for it and just when things will start looking positive for producers.



Dr. John Lawrence, a specialist at the Iowa Beef Center, is one of those industry experts weighing in on the debate. At a recent Cattlemen’s College sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, Lawrence offered his explanations for the current state of the industry, while offering producers advice for the future.


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