Farmland values are maintaining their strength, and loan volumes are declining, but economic growth in rural parts of the Midwest and northern Plains remains slow, according to Creighton University's Rural Mainstreet Index.
A proposed 8,000-head-per-day beef processing facility in South Dakota is joining a packed roster of planned and existing plants that could be forced to compete for shrinking cattle inventories in the years ahead.
Many states are falling behind in their early projections of how quickly they will be able to deploy COVID-19 vaccines, and many are still working to determine where ag workers will be on their vaccination prioritization schedules.
A Colorado ballot measure to reintroduce the gray wolf to Western Colorado is one of many state ballot initiatives critical to food and ag policy voters who are considering how to mark their ballots this year.
In this opinion piece, Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., discusses how the food supply system has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but more importantly, how farmers and ranchers have been impacted.
POET, the largest U.S. biofuels company, is shutting down ethanol production at three facilities in Iowa and South Dakota and postponing the opening of another plant that was set to begin producing in Indiana, the company said Tuesday.