USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is changing to a new report format for its Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) market reports published by Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News (LPGMN). The new PDF report format will replace the text format, enhancing the customer experience with cleaner, user-friendly market reports.
LPGMN currently issues reports in both text and PDF formats. The text format creates unique challenges as it is no longer fully supported by the systems used to collect and disseminate market data. The new format will ensure that all customers, including those with disabilities, can access the information and provides a better platform for future upgrades.
The new report format will not affect the way customers access reliable and unbiased market data collected and distributed by LPGMN. In the future, LPGMN will transition all of its voluntary market reports to the new PDF format as well. Text reports for LMR will be converted to PDF reports using the following Report Transition Schedule (pdf). For additional information, contact Jim Bernau, LPGMN Acting Director, at (202) 720-1749; or Taylor Cox, Field Chief, at (515) 284-4460.