Today, at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced several major developments at the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will benefit farmers, ranchers and producers across the nation. "At USDA, our goal is to...
The land market momentum that began in late 2021 accelerated into 2022 and was driven by competition for high quality cropland; it resulted in both record sales and overall increases in land values across the country. Strong demand across all...
breakdown on the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer December results can be viewed at https://purdue.ag/barometervideo. Find the audio podcast discussion for insight on this month’s sentiment at https://purdue.ag/agcast. Download report (pdf) Producer sentiment improved sharply in December as the Purdue University-CME Group...
U.S. agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of U.S. domestic workers can fill seasonal farm jobs with temporary foreign workers through the H-2A visa program. The Department of Labor certified around 317,000 temporary jobs in fiscal year (FY) 2021...
In a time of volatility, managing risk remains a priority for farmers and ranchers, and new analysis from the American Farm Bureau Federation examines several farm bill risk management tools included in Title I, explaining their impact and importance...
The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) recently released its annual report exploring characteristics of U.S. farms: “America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance, 2022 Edition.”  Today’s update includes highlights from the report, which was written by Christine Whitt, Noah Miller,...
The new solar field at Valent BioSciences' manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa, is now fully operational. Testing over the past several weeks confirmed that the solar field is functioning as it was intended, which will enable it to produce...
The Russia-Ukraine war, surging inflation, and an energy crisis joined the COVID-19 pandemic this year as major events defining the operating environment for U.S. companies. We can expect to feel the aftershocks in 2023. After posting record high net...
Over the last couple of years, an overwhelming number of agtech organizations have been attracting investors. According to AgFunder, approximately $15 billion was invested in startups in 2021. Undoubtedly, there is competition, as well as collaboration, to lead the...
At its monthly meeting today, the Farm Credit Administration board received a quarterly report (PDF) on economic issues affecting agriculture, together with an update on the financial condition and performance of the Farm Credit System (System) as of Sept....
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