A handful of ag economists all offered similarly gloomy pictures of the farm economy this week at the American Farm Bureau FederationÐs 98th Annual Convention in Phoenix. John Newton, Farm BureauÐs director of market intelligence, said recognition of changes in the economic c
A change in House budgetary rules could make it easier for states or local governments to gain control of federal lands. The new rule, pushed by Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop, would mean that transfers of federal lands to local and state governments would no longer require a sp
In the U.S. farmland cash rent arena, landlords may see further erosion on their returns while tenants should expect mostly stable to moderately falling rates.
Farmers/operators renting land are, of course, painfully aware of the swift run-up in cropland re
Heavy rains and snowfall in the West hold out the prospect for a bountiful 2017 for California agriculture, but farm groups and meteorologists are still hesitant to declare victory over the drought that has gripped the state for five years.
National Grange Master Betsy Huber, just completing her first year as president of the oldest U.S. general farm organization, aims to increase its stature as it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017. The Grange plans to put its emphasis on crop insurance and health care legi
Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said he0s encouraged by the priorities of the president-elect and members of congressional leadership, many of which line up with AFBF0s policy portfolio