U.S. farmers made and paid fractionally more in June than they did in May. The USDA says the index of prices received was up 0.4% with gains in cattle, hog, market egg, and orange prices barely ending out losses for milk, cotton, broilers, and... Read More.
National Farmers Union President Rob Larew tells Brownfield the upcoming USDA hearing on potential changes to the Federal Milk Marketing Order system is not addressing the real problem. “Quite honestly, I’m not real thrilled about the hearing. We don’t think it’s... Read More.
Representatives from several dairy organizations reviewed their proposed changes to the Federal Milk Marketing Order system with USDA officials Friday. Erin Taylor is a director with the Agricultural Marketing Service. She says Friday’s meeting was to discuss and better understand the various pricing proposals... Read More.
A food economist says the rate of food price increases is starting to moderate. David Ortega with Michigan State University tells Brownfield that doesn’t mean prices will revert to pre-pandemic levels. “Consumers are seeing some relief, for example, egg prices—those have come down, but overall... Read More.
The USDA says farmers made more in April than in March while paying a little less. The department’s index of prices received by farmers was up for the third month in a row, 1.9% higher, as gains in cattle, broilers, lettuce, and broccoli canceled... Read More.