LATEST NEWS FROM Farm Economy

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13:21PM Jul 23, 2020

COVID-19 Continues to Bring Anxiety But Hope for New Aid

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says the department is looking at options for future coronavirus relief for producers.

09:50AM Jun 17, 2020

Nearly $3 Billion In Assistance Has Gone to Farmers with CFAP So Far

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor

USDA rolled out the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) with $16 billion in aid to farmers. So far, it's estimated nearly $3 billion in assistance has gone out with direct

Farm at Sunset
11:04AM Jun 04, 2020

Off-farm Income: A 2020 Ag Economic Wildcard

Maureen Hanson
AgWeb Contributor

Nearly all U.S. farms depend on some off-farm income each year.

10:23AM May 12, 2020

Michigan Farmer on Planting: “Can’t Be Any Worse Than Last Year”

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

USDA says 37% of corn acres have been planted in Michigan, ahead of the 5-year average. As far as soybeans, 35% of soybeans have been planted, which is also more

16:45PM May 11, 2020

AFBF Reports Bankruptcies Are Highest In 20 Years

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, Chapter 12 family farm bankruptcies for the 12 month period ending in March totaled 627 filings. That’s a 23% increase from the previous

14:23PM May 06, 2020

Low Prices Overshadow Perfect Planting Conditions

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

Iowa has 78% of corn acres planted, nearly 30% higher than the national average. However, the woes of corn prices and ethanol demand are impacting farmers.

10:41AM May 05, 2020

Farm Journal Live: Purdue Ag Barometer Drops Sharply

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor

Today on Farm Journal Live, a look at what is driving a sharp drop in the Purdue Ag Barometer and market analysis from Joe Vaclavik.