Ag News: Net Farm Income Higher
The USDA Economic Research Service updated their net farm income forecast for 2019, now expects net farm income to increase $4.0 billion or 4.8% from 2018 to $88 billion.
New Test for Hoof-and-Mouth; Crickets Compete in Protein Market
**Almost 40% of rural Americans do not have access to broadband internet service. According to the Wall Street Journal, that amounts to about 23 million people whose on-line service can be compared to dial-up speeds, at best. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says broadband connectivity should be considered the “roads, sewers and water” of the modern age, but industry estimates say it costs $30,000 per mi