Ag economy

Meat Demand Is Up; Ag Employers to Invest in Employees
**The USDA’s latest cold storage report showed strong retail and export demand for meat.
Pork was down 10% on the year, despite record pork production during March, including a 68% drop in bellies, and beef supplies were 4% lower, even after a 7% year to year increase in production la…
Organic Grain Imports; Beginning Farmers
An economist says organic grain imports are limiting the ability of U.S. farmers to supply the domestic market.
CoBank’s Dan Kowalski tells Brownfield premiums for organic grain are becoming increasingly volatile as organic imports have surged in the last year...
Wheat Execs Worry; Lease Not Buy
A recently elected member of the U.S. Wheat Associates Executive Board says the depressed ag economy continues to challenge U.S. wheat farmers.
Ohio farmer Doug Goyings, elected during the joint USW and National Association of Wheat Growers Board Meeting in Washington D...
Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Drops
The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is starting work on two surveys this fall on vegetable’s and farm management resources. For both the Vegetable Chemical Use Survey and the Agricultural Resource Management Survey NASS will collec…