Legislation has been introduced to help small farms access federal conservation programs through the USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, introduced the Small Farm Conservation Act with Senators Michael Bennet of Colorado and Ben Ray Luján... Read More.
The Michigan Craft Beverage Council is recruiting farms for a statewide crop directory. Director Jenelle Jagmin tells Brownfield the effort is meant to support Michigan’s agricultural supply chain in the craft beverage industry. “The crops that we primarily will focus on for the craft beverage... Read More.
Three-fourths of farmers surveyed in the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer say it’s a bad time to make large investments in their operations. Jim Mintert is the survey’s principal investigator and director of Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture. “The Farm Capital Investment Index... Read More.
The president of the Nebraska State Dairy Association says the state is trying to reverse a trend that the number of dairy farms continue to decline. Mike Guenther tells Brownfield there are less than 100 farms, but expanding processing could incentivize production. “When... Read More.
Andrew Stevens New research by the University of Wisconsin’s Andrew Stevens at the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics shows some forms of diversification were better than others in helping agribusinesses survive the market shocks caused by COVID 19. Managing for Profit 5/30/23 = Andrew... Read More.