Significant Statistics for 2014

  • Commodity prices

    It’s been a whirlwind of a year for commodity prices. The numbers at the left represent the change in futures performance for each commodity from 2013 to 2014.

    Source: Financial Visualizations

  • Social media

    From 2011 to 2014, farmers’ use of social media increased at different paces.

    Source: Successful Farming Farmers’ Use of Media 2011 Study and Technology in Ag February 2014 Study

  • PEDv

    In the past year, 7 million piglets died from PEDv.

    Source: National Pork Producers Council

  • Cover crops

    In 2013, 20% of farmers used cover crops. In the future, 38% plan to implement cover crops on their farm.

    Source: Successful Farming Seed Study 2013

  • Acreage difference

    Compared with 2013, corn acres are down 4% and soybean acres are up 11%.

    Source: USDA

5 important ag facts from the past year.

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