The Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC) is a unique cooperative effort among state university extension specialists, USDA economists, industry cooperators, and center staff. Cooperative efforts and programs greatly reduce duplication of effort and enhance the overall quality and quantity of livestock market information for producers and other decisionmakers.
Currently, 28 state extension services participate in the LMIC— Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Each of these extension services is part of its state’s land-grant university and appoints a member to the center.
USDA members of the LMIC represent one of six federal partner agencies. Those participating agencies are Agricultural Marketing Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Economic Research Service, Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration, National Agricultural Statistics Service, and the World Agricultural Outlook Board.
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