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  • Survey shows continued decline in rural economy
    by Brandon Peoples on July 24 , 2024 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm

    The latest Rural Mainstreet Index has declined for an eleventh consecutive month. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says weak agriculture commodity prices and declining exports contributed to weakness in the economy. “China for example, their economy’s just moving sideways to down and of course that means they’re buying less of our soybean imports,” he says. The post Survey shows continued decline in rural economy appeared first on Brownfield Ag News.

  • Michigan potato leaders redefine research agenda
    by Nicole Heslip on July 24 , 2024 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm

    Michigan’s potato industry is evaluating what future research efforts are necessary to support a thriving sector. Dr. Kelly Turner with the Michigan Potato Industry Commission tells Brownfield stakeholders recently meet for the Rooted In Progress Summit to realign priorities. “What do we need to be in five years? What do we need to be in The post Michigan potato leaders redefine research agenda appeared first on Brownfield Ag News.

  • Study shows Indiana’s ag sector contributes nearly $70 billion to the state’s economy
    by Erin Anderson on July 24 , 2024 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm

    A recent study from AgriNovus Indiana shows the agbioscience sector contributes $69.6 billion to the state’s economy. But, CEO Mitch Frazier, says there is still opportunity for growth.  “Looking at those forces of change that could affect the future and then working backward to say what is it we need to do today, the goal that The post Study shows Indiana’s ag sector contributes nearly $70 billion to the state’s economy appeared first on Brownfield Ag News.

  • Ethanol production down modestly, stocks rise
    by John Perkins on July 24 , 2024 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm

    U.S. ethanol production declined slightly last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1.095 million barrels a day, down 11,000 on the week, but up 1,000 on the year. Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development says estimated operating margins for the average Iowa plant have tightened slightly, but remain in The post Ethanol production down modestly, stocks rise appeared first on Brownfield Ag News.

  • Happy National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
    by Meghan Grebner on July 24 , 2024 5:17 pm at 5:17 pm

    Ice cream is being celebrated the entire month of July. July is National Ice Cream Month.  Sunday was National Ice Cream Day. Today is actually National Vanilla Ice Cream Day. Jessica Kassel with the St. Louis Dairy Council says the most popular ice cream flavor might surprise you. AUDIO: Healthy Living on ice cream The post Happy National Vanilla Ice Cream Day appeared first on Brownfield Ag News.

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  • House Ag chairman blasts ‘one-sided’ farm bill coalition and ‘meddling Senate Democrat’ – July 24, 2024
    by The Farm Report on July 24 , 2024 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm

    House Ag chairman blasts ‘one-sided’ farm bill coalition and ‘meddling Senate Democrat’ The farm bill coalition — the rural and urban alliance credited with carrying farm bills to enactment — “is a one-sided talking point,” said House Agriculture chairman Glenn Thompson on Tuesday in insisting on a $53 billion increase… Continue reading The post House Ag chairman blasts ‘one-sided’ farm bill coalition and ‘meddling Senate Democrat’ – July 24, 2024 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • EPA allots climate pollution grants for natural lands and agriculture – July 23, 2024
    by The Farm Report on July 23 , 2024 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm

    EPA allots climate pollution grants for natural lands and agriculture Illinois will encourage the adoption of no-till farming while Minnesota aims to restore 10,000 acres of degraded peatlands with its share of $931 million awarded to agricultural and natural lands projects by the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday. The money… Continue reading The post EPA allots climate pollution grants for natural lands and agriculture – July 23, 2024 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • Agricultural guestworker debate lurks amid GOP plans for mass deportations – July 22, 2024
    by The Farm Report on July 22 , 2024 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm

    Agricultural guestworker debate lurks amid GOP plans for mass deportations U.S. agriculture has turned increasingly to short-term guestworkers to relieve a labor shortage in recent years. Farm groups and farm-state lawmakers want to expand the program. The Republican platform does not mention agricultural workers while pledging strong immigration laws. Project… Continue reading The post Agricultural guestworker debate lurks amid GOP plans for mass deportations – July 22, 2024 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • Farm bill prospects nearly nonexistent this year – July 19, 2024
    by The Farm Report on July 19 , 2024 2:09 pm at 2:09 pm

    Farm bill prospects nearly nonexistent this year Except for the “lame duck long shot” of a post-election compromise, the slim chances that Congress will pass a new farm bill this year “have become nonexistent,” said farm policy expert Jonathan Coppess on Thursday. The primary reason is the “long-unspecified demand” by… Continue reading The post Farm bill prospects nearly nonexistent this year – July 19, 2024 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.

  • Lower commodity prices darken farm income outlook, says Federal Reserve – July 18, 2024
    by The Farm Report on July 18 , 2024 2:22 pm at 2:22 pm

    Lower commodity prices darken farm income outlook, says Federal Reserve Farmers are on track to harvest some of their largest corn and soybean crops ever, but the ongoing decline in commodity prices is putting farm income in question, said the Beige Book issued by the Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday…. Continue reading The post Lower commodity prices darken farm income outlook, says Federal Reserve – July 18, 2024 appeared first on America’s Farm Report.