After much debate, the National Corn Growers Association's "Corn Congress" voted Saturday in Anaheim, California, to put extending the current farm bill in its lobbying arsenal this year.
Since December, consumer protein demand may have waned a little, as higher energy costs and Christmas credit card bills came due. In turn, both the hog and cattle markets dropped significantly.
U.S. farmers face an increasing cost-price squeeze in the year ahead, according to economists from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Farm production expenses that increased $28 billion in the past three years will jump another $7 billion in 2006, and ne
Farmers and experts examined options for a new farm bill at the "Focus on Farm" Policy forum in Ames, Iowa Friday. Protecting the so-called safety net and conservation were among the top concerns raised at the forum, where Agriculture Secretary Mike Johann
I have a small wall hanging in my kitchen that says, "The kitchen is the heart of the home."
Sure, holiday dinners and receptions may take place at the dining room table, set with fine china and silverware. But we all know that the most significant events occur at the kitchen table.
This remains true for farm families, despite the changes in our world that have reduced the family dinner hour of the '50s to a 20-minute free-for-all fractured by telemarketers and TV shows.
A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill today that would give USDA clout to enforce laws against unfair price manipulation in livestock markets as well as strengthening the ability of all farmers to bargain for fair prices from processors.
Agricultural land values in Nebraska are likely to remain relatively stable for the next couple of years after two decades of fairly steady gains, but some downturn is not out of the question given a number of key uncertainties, a University of Nebraska-Li
President Bush's budget proposals for agriculture drew a lot of criticism on Capitol Hill Monday, and not all of it was from Democrats. Senate Agriculture Committee Chair, Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) said it would be unfair to cut spending on farm programs and
Monday, when Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced the federal USDA budget proposed for 2007 Washington reporters must have felt like they were covering familiar ground.
Last November the U.S. Senate defeated an effort to put firm caps on commodity program payments. An issue that has been smoldering since then flared up this week when Senator Chuck Grassley announced USDA has put together a database that will allow farm