SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Regional market reports

Monday, April 8, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Most government records are open to the public at no charge. These records give citizens the opportunity to find out what’s going on, how their elected officials are spending tax dollars, how the various departments within a governmental entity work and other valuable information needed to make strong decisions for the future. Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public.

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The records: The Missouri Department of Agriculture provides a weekly market summary of grain and cattle trends in each region of the state. The report is updated each Friday at 4 p.m.

Why you'd want them: Each report contains the latest data and statistics on hog and cattle and sales, grain futures trends and commodity futures trends, as well as an overall state market summary.    

Where you get the records: Go to the department's website at and click on the red "Home" tab in the top left corner of the page. Click the "Market News & Reports" link on the resulting drop-down box. On the following page, select the "Weekly Market Summary" to download the latest PDF file. You can view older market records by clicking the "Missouri Market News Archive" link further down the page.

How much will it cost: The information is free.

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