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A Department of Homeland Security analysis concluded it was “hard to conceive” of a single piece of infrastructure more consequential than the Poe lock in terms of impact to the economy from an unexpected and sustained breakdown.
For 2018 income, real net farm income is forecast at $59.5 billion, which is 44 percent of the 2013 peak.
The Andrews University Board of Trustees voted in its June 4 meeting to shift the focus of its overall Andrews University Farm operations, including a decision to formally close the Farm’s Dairy operations by summer 2019.
Sponsor Rep. Thomas Massie, R-KY, said he’s had enough of “pasteurization without representation.”
“Agriculture is too important to allow ideological differences to bring progress to a standstill.”
Despite the boom in demand, the number of organic farms has declined from 14,540 in 2008 to 12,818 in 2015.
There is so much to know about local agriculture, and no one better to tell that story than the folks who do it every day as their livelihood.
During its regularly scheduled meeting in May, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for four food and agriculture projects in Michigan.
For U.S. pork, the significant impact these tariffs are having on U.S. export volumes is more apparent because of mandatory export reporting. The data is clear – U.S. pork exporters are squealing, but with dismay, not delight.
U.S. Department of Justice conditionally approves Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto.
Farming can be a capital-intense business and with land prices increasing and commodity prices decreasing it may appear impossible for individuals to enter into farming. However, we also know if we are to continue to have access to a safe and affordable food supply, we must have resources available to encourage the next generation of farmers.
Welcome to the 2018 Field Focus feature. This year, six of our seven reporters are members of ProFile, a leadership development program of Michigan Farm Bureau. In each print edition of Michigan Farm News through the growing season, these young farmers will tell you about conditions on their farms and their regions.
Are you wondering what the break-even cost is on your cattle operation? Are you unsure what market price you need on your crops to cover inputs? Questioning if you should buy that piece of equipment this year or next year to minimize income taxes?
Financial benchmarks provide farmers key insights into how their operation is performing financially and help identify areas for improvement.
In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.