(Podcast) Episode 031: Recession Impacts on Cattle Markets

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Anton was recently a guest on Lane Nordlund’s podcast series, discussing how the COVID-19 public health emergency is affecting U.S. beef and cattle markets. They consider topics such how the 2008 recession could provide insights about what might happen in the near future, how mandatory COOL may have play a role, whether market power consolidation by meat packers is influencing how the pandemic is affecting cattle producers, and potential strategies for cattle producers to overcome these unprecedented times of uncertainty.

Listen our conversation here:

(Photo by Alachua County is licensed under CC BY 4.0)


About Author

Dr. Anton Bekkerman is a former associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University. He currently serves as the director of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. Bekkerman's primary areas of research are grain marketing, basis and price forecast modeling, understanding how grain prices are affected by changes in supply chain infrastructures and quality demands, and analyzing the economic trade-offs of adopting alternative dryland cropping systems in Montana. Although Bekkerman grew up on the east coast, he had made a small step toward production agricultural after ranching a flock of six backyard chickens.

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