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Matthew Diersen

Griffith Endowed Professor and SDSU Extension Risk and Business Management Specialist


Harding Hall 202
Economics-Box 2220
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Matthew provides analysis and insights for producers and agribusinesses as they understand and implement commodity marketing and insurance tools. He serves on the technical advisory committee of the Livestock Marketing Information Center (LMIC) and participates on the NCCC-134 regional committee.

State & Regional Offices

SDSU Campus

Also by Matthew Diersen

close up of black cow and the words cattle HQ

In the Markets: Cattle Inventory

In this episode of Cattle HQ, Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist and Matt Diersen, SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist reunite for another quarterly update on the state of the cattle industry.

Fall Cattle Markets with Matt Dierson

In this episode join Kiernan Brandt and Olivia Amundson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialists as they talk with Matt Dierson, SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist about Fall cattle markets and current market values.

A rancher and RMA agent reviewing insurance paperwork beside a off-road vehicle.

Livestock Risk Protection for Cattle

Price rallies, general price volatility and concern that prices may move lower could lead producers to insure livestock prices. Livestock Risk Protection is an insurance program that covers the single-peril or risk of lower prices on fed cattle and feeder cattle.