Significant Statistics for 2014
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
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
In the past year, 7 million piglets died from PEDv.
Source: National Pork Producers Council
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
Compared with 2013, corn acres are down 4% and soybean acres are up 11%.
5 important ag facts from the past year.