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November 7, 2018 | |

The Impact of Hurricanes Florence and Michael on Agriculture

The sheer destruction hurricanes leave in their wide path certainly doesn’t go unnoticed by the news stations.

Viewers watch as devastated survivors trudge through water in their living rooms, stare blankly from a shelter or stand in front of a wall that was once part of their home. 

What viewers are less likely to see, however, is the equally devastating impact they have on farms, farmers and agriculture.

 

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November 2, 2018 | |

What’s with the Long-Term Agricultural Projections?

USDA Office of the Chief Economist did an early release today of the Long-Term Agricultural Projections. Table below.


 

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October 25, 2018 | |

What Is the Future of Small Farms?

It’s true that as the “bigger is better” mentality washes over the country, plenty of it has trickled down to agriculture. Or maybe flowed would be a more accurate word.

And there’s always the issue of the younger generations fleeing to urban areas to try their hand at something else.

All of this, as well as other factors, have made the future of small farms appear rather bleak.

 

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October 18, 2018 | |

Something About Corn - Running At A Deficit

Items supporting corn prices: 

  • Shrinking stocks.
  • Demand growth in feed and biofuel.
  • Tight stocks of wheat at major exporters.

Items not supporting corn prices:

  • Soybean stocks and trade. 

 

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