While in recent decades public agricultural research and development (R&D) funding in the United States has trended downward, several other major trading partners have increased their funding. The European Union's expenditures have grown since 2000, as have the expenditures in...
The Indications are that land auction activity will be good during the 2022 pre and post-harvest sales seasons. With the normal slowdown of land sales during spring planting and the early summer period coming to an end, booking of...
Sub-Saharan Africa is a major influencer in global agricultural trends. Rising incomes, growing populations, and increasing urbanization position the region as a growing market for agricultural exports. Dietary patterns in many areas of this region have shifted with the...
After peaking at 6.8 million farms in 1935, the number of U.S. farms and ranches fell sharply through the early 1970s. Rapidly falling farm numbers in the mid-20th century reflect the growing productivity of agriculture and increased nonfarm employment...
Today, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn "GT" Thompson, introduced H.R. 8069, the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act. The bill requires the Biden Administration to reverse its regulatory barriers to domestic agriculture...
by Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Although about 20% of Illinois cropping systems are planted to continuous corn, it's nearly impossible to find fields planted this way for decades at a time. Yet long-term experiments like one at the...
Farm real estate debt at commercial banks grew modestly in the first quarter, while production loans remained steady. Alongside soaring farmland values, real estate loan balances increased at the fastest pace in nearly four years and drove an increase...
14 companies with a significant presence in agriculture were included in Fortune magazine's 2021 listing of the 500 largest U.S. corporations. Those companies include (2021 $billion revenues...% change...2020 ranking): 38. Archer Daniel Midlands: $71...+33%...51 71. Merck: $51...+7%...65 81. Tyson Foods: $47...9%...73 80. Nationwide: $47...+13%...76 84....
The benefits of agricultural exports to the U.S. economy far exceed the value of shipments alone. The production, processing, storage, transportation, and marketing of farm and food products bound for the export market support many full-time jobs throughout the...
Agricultural credit conditions improved in the first quarter, and farm real estate values continued to increase alongside strength in the U.S. farm economy. Following a year of accelerating increases, the value nonirrigated cropland across much of the U.S. has...
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