The U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) immediately introduced a brand new USDA Market Information Cellular Utility, offering farmers and everybody within the provide chain with instantaneous entry to present and historic market info.
The preliminary model of the free app contains practically 800 livestock, poultry, and grain market studies, with further commodities added all through the approaching yr.
“USDA is concentrated on constructing extra resilient and clear markets and is taking steps to advertise competitors and fairer costs from farmers to customers,” agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack says. “This new Market Information app helps create a extra stage taking part in area for small and medium producers by delivering essential market info to them the place they’re, once they want it.”
Producers and different customers can seek for markets primarily based on their location, by state, or by commodity. Additionally they can add market studies to their favorites for simpler entry, share studies by way of textual content or e-mail, subscribe to studies, and obtain real-time notifications when a brand new report is revealed.
For extra knowledge evaluation, the app helps you to share the supply knowledge behind the studies by way of e-mail as properly.
“Among the best options of the app is its simplicity,” says Jenny Lester Moffitt, undersecretary for advertising and marketing and regulatory applications. “The USDA Market Information app was designed with small producers in thoughts. No matter whether or not you market livestock all year long or annually, you may navigate by way of this easy-to-use software and entry the data you want in your cell phone. Constructed-in tutorials assist first-time customers get probably the most out of their expertise.”
There are each iOS and Android variations accessible to obtain by way of the Apple and Google Play shops. The iOS model is accessible now and the Android model will likely be accessible later this week.
Seek for “USDA Market Information Cellular Utility” to obtain the app and start exploring its potential. USDA will proceed to increase the options of the app, together with including market info for all different commodities sooner or later.
USDA Market Information continues to increase its instruments and assets to make sure producers profit from the huge quantity of market info accessible and perceive how this info can present actionable perception to tell advertising and marketing selections on the farm and different factors within the provide chain.
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