In a May 19 webinar hosted by USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer, experts discussed the meaning of some figures in the May 12 Supply and Demand report, particularly in light of global issues.
Farmers from Iowa to Ukraine are grappling with surging diesel prices and an unsteady supply, forcing them to spend unprecedented sums on fuel in a chaotic market and raising concerns about the autumn harvest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — There are a lot of issues facing agriculture this spring, but two that generate plenty of discussion are WOTUS and Ukraine.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House and Senate agriculture committees both held hearings last week on bills aimed at transparency in the cattle market.
DES MOINES, Iowa — There was plenty of talk of friendship and trade when Qin Gang, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, visited Iowa last week.
“Because of the huge demand, steamship lines have put all their emphasis and all of their available space on the inbound side, and they’re not always paying attention to the export side.”
The crop markets were already on a tear before the outbreak of the Russian- Ukrainian war, and the war provided more support for higher, and more volatile, prices.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Ernie Goss has plenty of economic concerns, but he also stressed one simple thing at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit last week.
No one in America knows the used tractor market better than Greg Peterson, and the used tractor business is quickly becoming a crucial marketplace.
Wisconsin produces more cranberries than anywhere else. And nowhere in Wisconsin is the tart red fruit more ubiquitous than the central sands area in Jackson, Monroe, Juneau and Wood counties, where cranberries are grown on about 270 farms spread across 21,000 acres. See how one of those far…
LENEXA, Kan. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of the Army are forming roundtables to provide input on the regional implications of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).
After yet another threat, it appears the 1031 exchange program is alive and doing just fine.
While much is still unknown about what tax changes may or may not be included in any Congressional tax legislation this year, it appears most of the scary stuff for farmers is off the table as the country heads toward Halloween.
Lawmakers are at work drawing political maps for the next decade.
Doster Harper is president of the National FFA Organization.
Twenty years ago, Sept. 11, 2001, started as a normal day on farms across the state, with some taking to fields to harvest while others made preparations.
It’s early, but discussions about the next farm bill will likely be starting up in the next few months as agricultural organizations begin talking to their members and lawmakers begin planning for hearings.
Some of the workers on Matt Emerick’s farm have a pretty long commute.
It’s not all about “the wall.” It’s not even all about the border or security. The immigration debate in America is also about agriculture and labor supplies, and even about the pork or dairy or fruits and vegetables that fill the freezer.
Ever since the pandemic began, shortages have become commonplace with significant effects in nearly every sector, including agriculture.
President Joe Biden’s sweeping executive order promoting competition across American industries aims to give a boost to farmers whose profits have dwindled as multinational companies increasingly dominate markets for crops, chemicals, seeds and meat.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Using his words, Iowa’s Republican U.S. senators are holding President Joe Biden accountable for his earlier commitments to support the biofuel industry and the family farmers who rely on it.
Farmers and scientists are working to reduce greenhouse gas emission from cattle.
The Growing Climate Solutions Act, initially drafted in 2020, was reintroduced to the Senate on April 20, 2021. The bill cleared the Senate Agriculture Committee April 22, paving the way to move to the Senate floor.
Supreme Court justices signaled skepticism of assertions from small oil refineries that they should be allowed to extend lapsed waivers from mandates they use for biofuels.