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New Electronic Platform for Tennessee Market News Service

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 11:48am

NASHVILLE – To better assist Tennessee's farmers and agribusinesses in making informed marketing decisions, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture are providing a new electronic data platform for the Tennessee Market News Service.

The Tennessee Market News Service allows producers, industry, and the public to view market price information for livestock, grain, and other commodities.

The new web-based platform, Market Analysis and Reporting Services (MARS), improves the transparency, speed, and accuracy of market news. The program facilitates the flow of data from more than 3,600 markets nationwide to Agricultural Marketing Service analysts, who then provide reports online.

If producers have previously bookmarked a link to market news, they will need to reestablish a new link through www.tn.gov/agriculture/farms/news.html. To view reports now, click on the pdf version, as the text files will be removed in next few months.

Tennessee currently has 4 trained market news reporters within TDA’s Business Development Division who gather and disseminate accurate, unbiased, and up-to-the-minute market information from 12 markets each week. A weekly market recap of this information can be found on TDA’s website.

TDA also provides timely and reliable market information through a toll-free hotline service that is updated daily. The number to call for this service is 1-800-342-8206.

To access and find more information about market news, visit www.tn.gov/agriculture/farms/news.html.