Crop Production Shifts to Bigger Farms

Big farms, with at least $1 million in sales, dominate U.S. crop production, say USDA economists who studied farm consolidation trends. In dollar value, half of U.S. crops come from the biggest farms, compared with 31% in 1991. Consolidation occurred in most crop and livestock sectors but not in grazing and pastureland, said James Macdonald and Robert Hoppe.


Cruz to Trump: Give Us RIN Price Caps

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz appealed to President Trump on Thursday to protect oil refinery jobs by capping the price refiners pay for credits, known as RINs, to comply with the ethanol mandate.