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.
Successful Farming caught up with Iowa secretary of agriculture Mike Naig to talk about his priorities for the state.
National Pork Producers Council hosted World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, June 6-8, 2018.
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.
If you want to know what’s happening in the swine industry, talk to the Herrings at Hog Slat.
Rob and Char Brenneman have built one of the largest family-owned swine operations in the U.S. from scratch.
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.
According to Smithfield representatives, the company will pay China’s new retaliatory tariff on pork, too.
This barn may have been the longest continuously-run farrowing house in America.
Technology presents amazing opportunities for farmers. Blockchain, for example, is moving very rapidly and already impacting the meat industry.