Executive Editor, Successful Farming


What Rising Interest Rates Mean for Farmers

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates in June for the second time in 2018. Matt Monteiro, vice president of finance and treasurer for Farm Credit Mid-America, gives these points to keep in mind when thinking about how interest rates may affect farmers.

1. Rates are still historically low.


Don’t Panic About Pork Tariffs - Yet

Pig farmers at the World Pork Expo this week are naturally dismayed at the tariffs announced by Mexico yesterday, but ag economist Steve Meyer says it is too soon to panic.


Meet the Gutsiest Guy in the Pig Business

You can always count on Bill Prestage, 82, to tell it like it is. Family-owned Prestage Farms, 35 years in business, is the sixth largest pork producer in the U.S. with 175,000 sows.