At a time when many Americans are highly critical of “corporate farming,” the winners of the 2014 High Cotton Awards demonstrated that no matter how large the operation may be, U.S. farms are still, by and large, family-owned businesses....More
The U.S. meat industry will have to be very conscientious long term about cultivating export markets because U.S. consumers are eating less meat on a per capita basis, says John Anderson, American Farm Bureau Federation....More
Farmers "will be facing a tougher environment on the row crop side, in terms of marketing decisions, land rent decisions, capital investment decisions, than we’ve had for the last four or five years,” says American Farm Bureau Federation's John Anderson....More
Falling corn prices have provided support for calf prices, and the beef sector may be in the initial phase of expansion, says John Anderson, American Farm Bureau Federation deputy chief economist....More
“It looks like soybeans will be driving the train in terms of what’s going on in the markets for the next year or year and a half," says John Anderson, American Farm Bureau Federation deputy chief economist....More
A few weeks back, it was my privilege to visit Children’s Home outside Paragould, Ark. That visit led to a lengthy feature – but one without the backstory of how Farm Press and the charity came together.
This is a truncated version of that backstory and, hopefully, a few words that will bring sweet memories, a smile, and renewed appreciation of a missed colleague back to the fore.
But before continuing, please read this first....More