Tag: farmers

The Current State of U.S. Agriculture

Dr. Michael Swanson discusses the current state of U.S. agriculture, including inflation, supply chain pain, fertilizers, and avian influenza.

Experts: Autonomous Equipment Could Be Game Changer in Ag

Innovation is making it easier for farmers to optimize efficiency. And with that in mind, new agricultural technologies are the focus of The Food Institute’s report this month, which will be available to members starting April 19 …

Agriculture: Deere Sparks Controversy; Bird Flu Spreads to North

Farmers and advocates have filed a 40-page complaint with the Federal Trade Commission demanding that the agency end Deere & Co.’s efforts to prevent farmers and independent dealers from repairing Deere’s equipment. The National Farmers …

Meatpacking Consolidation Concerns Democrats

Democrats are raising antitrust concerns related to the meatpacking industry, accusing major players of profiteering and contributing to inflation. At a recent House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee hearing, Chairman David Cicilline, D-R.I., argued poultry integrators and …

Ag Update: U.S. Farmer Sentiment Weakens on Cost Concerns

U.S. farmers are pessimistic about the current agriculture economy and the future, according to the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer lost five points in November, falling to 116, a 30% decline …

Avocado Volumes on the Rise While Prices Decline

While Americans are paying more for everything from lumber to computer parts, and with most of the food industry contending with price increases, one surprising exception can be found: avocados. While often considered one of …

Is the U.S. Facing a Megadrought?

“Every moving thing lifted the dust into the air: a walking man lifted a thin layer as high as his waist, and a wagon lifted the dust as high as the fence tops, and an …

Winter Storm Causing Chaos for Food Industry in Texas

Food businesses including grocers, restaurants  and farmers, are faced with major issues due to this week’s severe winter weather in Texas. GROCERS AND RESTAURANTS Power outages and supply problems linked to the nearly unprecedented cold …

Farmers Likely to Take a Hit Following a Profitable 2020

Prior to this week’s extreme weather in the south, the USDA was already projecting that U.S. farmers wouldn’t see another year as profitable as 2020 for at least a decade. USDA FORECASTS LOWER PROFITS DESPITE …

New Bills Could Provide Assistance to Black Farmers

Each February, Black History Month not only celebrates the achievements of African Americans, but also highlights some of the mistreatment African Americans have endured over the course of our history. Perhaps it’s appropriate, then, that …

Farmers Concerned  About the Future Under Biden Administration

Former Vice President Joe Biden became the U.S. President-elect on Nov. 7, leaving some farmers with concerns about the future. U.S. farmers are worried that Joe Biden’s election as president will   result in stricter environmental …