March 16, 2015

Department of Agriculture Launches Missouri Market News Web Site

(Jefferson City, Mo.) - The Missouri Department of Agriculture today launched a brand new web site for the department’s Missouri Market News Program, featuring the most up-to-date market information for Missouri agriculture.  The site,, is updated daily and provides producers with price information for Missouri’s agriculture commodities, including cattle, sheep, goats, swine, grain, hay and forages.

“Since day one, the mission of this program has been to provide current, unbiased price and sales information to assist in the orderly marketing and distribution of farm commodities,” Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce said. “Over the past nearly 50 years, incredible advancements have allowed market news to be disseminated at a rapid pace. We’re proud to be able to provide this site as a streamlined, one-stop location for all of the information producers need to do business.”

Today, producers and consumers, regardless of their operation size, require immediate access to current market data. This new site provides the necessary information in an easily navigable, user friendly way.   Individuals now have huge volumes of market data at their fingertips. 

Daily and weekly updates are available in both audio and video formats, and weekly reports remain available in traditional text format.  In addition, the site houses over 10 years of historical data. Graphs of seasonal and historical price data, which can be customized by the user, are also being offered. Users will find vital data and commentary from the CME group in relation to futures markets and industry news. 

All features of the web site are compatible with mobile devices, so users can instantly access data, whether they are in a tractor planting crops, feeding livestock or flying across the country to an important meeting.

For more information regarding the Missouri Department of Agriculture, visit