As a fifth-generation farmer, I know how important it is to have access to reliable market data and how little time producers have to search for this information. Thanks to the new USDA Market News Mobile App, accessing this information just got easier.
This free app provides instant access to market information published through USDA Market News. It was designed with producers in mind, who don’t always have time to sit down and search a website, and delivers market information to them where they are, when they need it.
You can search for markets based on location, by state, or commodity. You also can add reports to your favorites for quick access, share reports with colleagues, subscribe to reports and receive notifications when a new report is published. The app lets you share the source data behind reports in case you want to dive in and analyze the information.
The best part about the app is how simple it is to use. Whether you market commodities continuously throughout the year or once a year, you can easily access the information you need on your phone. We’ve included built-in tutorials to help you get the most out of your experience, and we are always available to provide demonstrations and answer questions.
I had the honor of introducing the app last week at the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show. It was a fitting venue because the initial version of the app includes nearly 800 livestock, poultry, and grain market reports.
Ready to explore its potential? There are iOS and Android versions available through the Apple and Google Play stores. Search for “USDA Market News Mobile Application” to download the app and get started. Stay tuned for more commodities to be added throughout the year!