Understand the conditions bringing the proverbial rainy day – or a not-so-natural disaster – and hang on.
More robotics are expected to be used on the farm, in the next 10 years. Also, more women managing farms and less protein consumed by millennials.
“The people who are formulating trade policy in this nation don’t understand agriculture,” Purdue University Extension official says.
A trade dispute with China is currently costing soybean producers about $2 a bushel, says a former USDA economist.
Some of the threats rumbling under the ag economy include continued uncertainty in international trade, the size of farm loans, rising interest rates, and the possibility of declining farmland values.
Currently more than 2,000 gas stations in the U.S. sell E15, even with the restrictions on sales during the summer.
Cover crops build soil and clean water, but their economics can be murky.
Farm families can use life insurance to smooth the bumps in a transition from one farming generation to another. Done right, it provides funds not subject to estate taxes.
Most U.S. corn farmers are eligible for the $1.51 billion settlement of a nationwide class action lawsuit against Syngenta. The deadline is October 12.
The industry is still trying to regain domestic markets lost when Scott Pruitt handed out small refinery waivers.