If you’re wondering whether your banker really knows what is really happening with the farm economy, you’re not alone. In “How Well Can Bankers Predict Future Farm Loan Volumes?” authors Todd Kuethe and Todd Hubbs examined surveys from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
There are no widely accepted standards, almost zero government oversight, and little information from the fast-food chains.
International milk prices slipped on Wednesday, weighing on hopes that prices were beginning to recover after two consecutive auctions of gains.
The more protectionist trade policy being pushed by U.S. presidential candidates could deal a heavy blow to the global economy, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Monday.
With milk prices down, there’s a tendency to cut costs to preserve cash flow. But old economic rules still apply, says Jim Salfer, a dairy specialist with the University of Minnesota.
A study released recently by American Farmland Trust and Land for Good shows that nearly one-third of Massachusetts farms are owned or managed by farmers 65 or older, and most of them don't have someone they're training to take over.
Forage and grain make up the ration; uniformity is the critical ingredient.
Farmers and the rest of the agricultural community have a new tool to measure the health of the national farm economy.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Vermont farmers are eligible to apply for grants to help pay for monitoring stations at the edges of fields that can gauge water quality as it leaves the field.
The Canadian government said on Monday it would compensate the country's dairy farmers for increased European imports allowed under a pending free trade deal.
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Whole Foods Market Inc won the dismissal of a lawsuit by a well-known animal rights group that accused the grocery chain of deceiving consumers into believing the meat it sells is raised more humanely than normal, resulting in overcharges.
U.K. farm income tumbled by 29 percent last year as the country’s growers were hit by falling crop prices and lower subsidy payments, the government said.
Canada may delay implementing new restrictions on the use of foreign workers as farmers and meat processors warn of severe labor shortages in one of the world's biggest agricultural exporters, the employment minister said.
Whoever prevails in several toss-up races could impact key issues affecting farmers
Farmers and ranchers are relying upon operating loans to get through a year with a difficult forecast for farm income.
Units in Murray Goulburn Co-operative Ltd. fell to the lowest since they began trading last year after the Australian dairy group slashed its profit target by as much as 50 percent because of lower milk prices and a resilient Australian dollar.
USDA has refused to pay claims filed by two Idaho families who contend its pesticide treatment contaminated their crops and poisoned a cattle herd.
Billboards in 191 locations in 35 cities in 13 states went up on Earth Day and will be up through Mother’s Day claiming organically grown food is the only wholesome food to eat. The billboard message reads “Our families get better when they eat organic.”