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.
As the U.S. cattle herd hits its lowest levels since 1951, one major contributing factor is ongoing drought conditions affecting many parts of farm country.
The prospect of reintroducing grizzly bears in Washington’s North Cascades has ignited a contentious debate, pitting conservation efforts against the concerns of local farmers and ranchers.
Health officials say there is no threat to humans because of the pasteurization process.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has significantly adjusted its spring weather outlook this year, notably removing the word ‘flood’ from its forecast.
Capitol Hill witnessed debates yesterday as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack confronted a barrage of questions from the House Appropriations Subcommittee regarding the USDA’s 2024-2025 budget and policy decisions.
Latest: Crop Progress Reports
Drought conditions persist in 16 of the 18 top-growing corn states as this year’s planting season gets underway. Seven states had corn in the ground as of March 2024.
With the wheat harvest around the corner, the agricultural world is abuzz with anticipation and speculation.
Latest: WASDE Reports
The Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski says they will be focused on production prospects for competing crops in South America and the market situation for last season’s crops.
Agriculture Shows
From soil to harvest. Top Crop is an all-new series about four of the best farmers in the world—Dan Luepkes, of Oregan, Illinois; Cory Atley, of Cedarville, Ohio; Shelby Fite, of Jackson Center, Ohio; Russell Hedrick, of Hickory, North Carolina—reveals what it takes for them to make a profitable crop. It all starts with good soil, patience, and a strong planter setup.
Champions of Rural America is a half-hour dive into the legislative priorities for Rural America. Join Host and Market Day Report Anchor Christina Loren as she interviews members of the Congressional Western Caucus to learn about efforts in Washington to preserve agriculture and tackles the most important topics in the ag industry on Champions of Rural America!
Farm Traveler is for people who want to connect with their food and those who grow it. Thanks to direct-to-consumer businesses, agritourism, and social media, it’s now easier than ever to learn how our food is made and support local farmers. Here on the Farm Traveler, we want to connect you with businesses offering direct-to-consumer products you can try at home, agritourism sites you can visit with your family, and exciting new technologies that are changing how your food is being grown.
Featuring members of Congress, federal and state officials, ag and food leaders, farmers, and roundtable panelists for debates and discussions.
Host Ben Bailey hops in the tractor cab, giving farmers 10 minutes to answer as many questions and grab as much cash as they can for their local FFA chapter.