Partnering Organization: J.R. Simplot Company
Among many different types of research resources, this project is going to require finding data pertaining to the changing milk market industry, historical market and yield information, as well as scholarly research.
Listed below are resources that might assist you with this project. It is by no means meant to be an exhaustive list. Rather it is meant to get you thinking about what sort of resources you might need and where they may come from.
If you have any question, please email me.
For this project you will have to understand how milk prices are determined in Washington as well as historic market prices. Below are some resources to get you started.
Understanding and Defining Farmgate as it Relates to Milk Prices
Finding Industry and Market Data
The Pacific Northwest and Arizona Marketing Areas aims to facilitate the efficient marketing of milk and dairy products. In doing so they provide regional market data as well as up-to-date information on topics like Covid-19.
This project requires you to explore several aspects of the regional milk industry. To do this, you may need to examine corporate and industry profiles, trade publications, press releases, newspapers, and much more.
Below are a few resources to get you started.
Tip: Think about the keywords that you will be using for your searches. The lone term "milk" might get you too many erroneous search results. Therefore you may need to refine your keywords to "milk industry" or "milk markets."
Helpful Industry Resources
For more in-depth information regarding corporate research, take a look at the Company Research Library Guide.
Newspaper and Trade Publications
See also WSU News and Newspaper Research Guide.
You will probably also have to locate scholarly and peer-reviewed research. Below are a few scholarly databases that will be particularly helpful.