Today's weather by Mark Sterling at MAC
A mixed a bag to close the week with soybeans just under seven cents, wheat up six and a half cents, and corn up a penny.
The United States remains competitive in global agricultural markets, in part due to efficiency and quality margins, and export values grow over the next 10 years.
If realized, this would be the lowest net farm income since 2006.
Looking at 90 years of data, only 11 years (or 12 percent of observations) have been lower than 2018 net farm income forecast.
I've been attending these for years, and I've learned that they can be valuable events to attend - if you approach them the right way.
With three years’ worth of lower milk prices, farmers are likely filling barns to spread debt loads across more animals.
“Sugar prices are actually lower today than in 1980.”
At issue for the dairy industry is a ready-to-eat (RTE) food manufacturer's use of milk powder or cheese in a RTE food.
Hay stocks in Michigan are down 16.7 percent, according to USDA Crop Reports, and many Midwest states realized similar declines.
The improvements to the dairy safety net were designed to improve the program’s effectiveness and encourage farmers to participate at buy-up levels of coverage.
Each track builds on the information that attendees found helpful at the prior year’s conference while providing up-to-date information on timely topics related to farmers market management and/or marketing.
In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.
It is generally well accepted that a building permit is not required for buildings used for agricultural purposes if the building does not include retail trade.
Farming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.
As more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.
The dairy industry is facing a challenging time, a cyclical downturn that’s lasted longer than in previous cycles, and is expected to continue for at least the near-term.