Category Archives: Agriculture News

More Cotton Growers Go Green

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is designed to bring quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurements to the key sustainability metrics of U.S. cotton production. The good news is more growers took part during the 2021-2022 crop year than did during the program’s pilot. The initiative’s new vision is to set a new standard in sustainable…MORE

Agricultural Export Programs Offer Excellent Returns

A recent economic study indicates public-private U.S. agricultural export market development programs remain highly effective and generate a substantial return on investment. The study, welcomed by the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultura Exports, was conducted by IHS Markit and Texas A&M University. The researchers say MAP and FMD have accounted for 13.7%, or almost $648…MORE

CDFA Releases Stats Report

The annual California Agricultural Statistics Review is now available from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. According to a CDFA announcement, this publication provides comprehensive data and information on California’s diverse agricultural economy for the 2020 crop year, including agricultural exports and organic production. In 2020, California’s farms, ranches and plant nurseries earned $49.1…MORE

Farm Bureau Expects More Inflation

Overall consumer prices during April were 8.3% higher than last year, and America’s families can expect inflation to continue pressuring their wallets for the next few years. That conclusion is from American Farm Bureau’s economists who analyzed the inflation numbers in their latest Market Intel report. They expect inflation to stay above 5% or 6%…MORE

SEC Extends Comment Period on Climate-Reporting Rule

The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council welcomed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s comment period extension for a proposed rule. The groups say they need more time to evaluate “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate Related Disclosures for Investors” rule. The proposal would require public companies to report on Scope 3 emissions,…MORE

Busch Light and John Deere Team Up to Support Farmers 

Busch Light and John Deere will join forces for a “For the Farmers” collaboration featuring limited-edition beer cans to support Farm Rescue. Available May 16 through July 3, consumers can purchase 24 or 30-pack cases of 12-ounce Busch Light cans with farming graphics that feature the John Deere logo and equipment. For each case sold…MORE

Beef Exports Set Another Record

U.S. beef exports soared to another new value record during March. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says beef exports totaled almost 126,300 metric tons in March, one percent higher than last year and the third-largest on record. The value climbed 33% higher to a record $1.07 billion. First-quarter exports were 6% higher than last year.…MORE

USDA Updates Livestock Insurance Options

The USDA has updated three key crop insurance options for livestock producers to offer better protection and flexibility. The options are Dairy Revenue Protection, Livestock Gross Margin, and Livestock Risk Protection. The Risk Management Agency revised the insurance options to reach more producers and better meet the needs of America’s swine, dairy, and cattle operations.…MORE

Milk Producers Look Forward to White House Nutrition Conference

The National Milk Producers Federation says the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health will be the first in more than 50 years. The conference goals include and to end hunger, increase healthy eating and physical activity, and decrease the of diet-related diseases in the country. “Dairy products, and the 13 essential nutrients…MORE

Producer Outlook Improves In Survey

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in April, rising eight points to a reading of 121. However, that remains 32 percent below its level from the same time last year. Producer perspectives on current conditions and future expectations saw an uptick over the past month. Even with improved prices, producers say rising input…MORE