Agricultural Studies & Research

Congress has already approved more than $11 million for design work and $45 million for the first phase of construction, which is set to begin next month.
Fertilizer is the largest variable input expense weighing on corn farmers, historically, according to new data from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
As hog prices face potential decline, pork producers are dealing with a surge in litter rates, complicating efforts to control production.
In February, farmers experienced a slight increase in prices, though it fell short of surpassing last year’s numbers.
According to a new USDA-ERS report, technological advancements in agriculture led to significant output increases while reducing input usage for producers.
The Environmental Protection Agency is giving a nod to producers, reversing its stance on atrazine concentrations based on the findings of a scientific advisory panel.
As large grocery chains face growing Federal Trade Commission (FTC) scrutiny, consumers consider farmers least culpable for over-inflated food prices, according to a new survey.
The Senate Subcommittee on the Environment met this week to confront the complexities of PFAS contamination and its potential impacts on agriculture.
In a bid to increase the competitiveness of American corn on the global stage, the U.S. Grains Council has embarked on a research endeavor in collaboration with the University of Illinois.
The Professional Dairy Producers just launched “Your Farm - Your Footprint,” a new, farmer-led approach to environmental stewardship in the dairy industry.
Recent data reveals a notable downturn in U.S. ethanol output, marking its lowest level since the beginning of February.
Research conducted under the Beef Checkoff program provides valuable insights into consumer demands, ensuring that the industry stays attuned to evolving preferences.
The Center for Biological Diversity launched a map project to reduce pesticide use near endangered species habitats. However, there are some concerns over the accuracy of the maps.
The upcoming year holds significant importance for the Climate Smart Commodities Program, as partnerships and data reporting take center stage, according to a top USDA official.
As spring planting nears, Midwestern farmers are gearing up for a season filled with opportunities and challenges like market pressures and pest dynamics.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently unveiled a new herbicide plan, sparking concerns among soybean farmers across the United States.
A recent study by the Environmental Defense Fund in Kansas is urging farmers to diversify crop portfolios to mitigate risks and ensure long-term sustainability.
A new survey shows the national economic impact of the equine industry last year, adding an additional $55 billion to the U.S. economy in 2023 than in 2022.
The study’s findings have sent ripples of concern through communities reliant on the Colorado River for irrigation, highlighting the vulnerability of water resources in the face of climate variability.