Zurich North America today announced that its crop insurance business - Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS) - has added Climate FieldView to its list of precision agriculture providers available to RCIS customers. FieldView enables farmers to collect, store and...
Overall consumer prices in April were 8.3% higher than a year ago, and America's families can expect inflation to continue putting pressure on their wallets for the next few years. American Farm Bureau Federation economists analyzed the inflation numbers...
Farm real estate values continued to climb and agricultural credit conditions remained strong in the first quarter. Farmland values continued to increase at a rapid pace through the end of 2021. Alongside sustained strength in farm income and credit conditions,...
Farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness in territories across the U.S. will have a stronger partner to help them build their operations for the future, with Farm Credit of New Mexico announcing its intent to merge into American AgCredit. The new...
Governors from eight Midwest states notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today that they are taking action to allow the year-round sale of lower-carbon, lower-cost E15 in their states. The bipartisan group of governors from Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska,...
Capturing the interactions between biofuels and agricultural industries and their connections with other economic activities was key to a first-of-its kind study. "This is the first comprehensive examination of market factors and policies on the expansion of biofuels production in...
It is interesting to step back from the extremely strong land market in the US Grain Belt and see what is happening elsewhere. The prairie provinces of Canada are a good place to look for farmland price trends, since...
The First to Digitize Grower Contracts into One Supplier Management System Today, CropTrak publicly released a platform update that expands its capabilities to provide multi-stakeholders complete visibility of the financial transactions across their ingredient supply chain. For the first time,...
Farm lending activity at commercial banks accelerated in the first quarter of 2022 due to a significant increase in the size of operating loans. by: Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman Excel SpreadsheetNational Survey of Terms of Lending to Farmers Historical Data Excel...
The Ukraine-Russia war has reignited speculation that globalization is coming to an end and markets should prepare to turn inward in order to deal with disrupted supply lines and geopolitical challenges. The war will undoubtedly have long-lasting implications. However,...
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