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Number of US Farms Continues Slow Decline

New data released Tuesday from USDA’s Economic Research Service shows the number of U.S. farms continues to decline slowly. After peaking at 6.8 million farms...

Farm Groups Welcome Passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

The House of Representatives Monday sent the Ocean Shipping Reform Act to President Biden for signature. Agriculture groups responded positively, heralding the legislation that...

USDA Extends Comment Period on Fertilizer Supply Chain Issues

The Department of Agriculture Tuesday extended the comment deadline regarding its “Access to Fertilizer: Competition and Supply Chain Concerns” Federal Register notice. Published in...

Corn Yield Unchanged in USDA’s Supply and Demand Estimates Report

The USDA's World Ag Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report for June 2022 is calling for a U.S. corn planted area and yield forecast...

Vilsack Gives Assurances on US Corn Exports to Mexico

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he’s confident Mexico will continue to allow imports of U.S. biotech corn under USMCA trade rules, despite Mexico’s plans...

Keeping the SEC on Wall Street, Off Michigan Farms

A proposed rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission has lawmakers and the nation’s largest farm group concerned. The SEC recently proposed a rule...

Strong Global Demand for Beef Facing Inflation Pressures

The U.S. Meat Export Federation began its spring conference this week in San Antonio, Texas. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom gave attendees a...

New Chicken Regulations Are a ‘Solution Searching for a Problem,’ Says...

The USDA announced new regulations for the poultry industry that the National Chicken Council isn’t supporting. “This is a solution looking for a problem,” says...

U.S. Wine Imports Reach Nearly $7.5 Billion in 2021

Growing consumption of wine in the U.S. has contributed to an increase in wine imports, from 127 million gallons in fiscal year 2000 to...

Farm Bureau to Host ‘Farmers Saving Lives’ Virtual Event for Mental...

In recognition of May as Mental Health Month, the American Farm Bureau Federation will host a free virtual event, Farmers Saving Lives, on Tuesday,...

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