NFU President Roger Johnson tells Agri-Pulse a perfect storm has created opportunities for beginning farmers who write solid business plans that take advantage of lower entry costs at a time of depressed commodity prices.
The Fish and Wildlife Service’s plans to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list drew praise from ranchers and condemnation from environmental groups, who say they will take legal action to retain federal protection.
Chapter 12 farm bankruptcies have hit highs not seen for a decade in some states, setting off alarms, with some wondering whether the farm economy could be headed for a crisis similar to the one that occurred in the 1980s. A deeper look at the numbers tells a different story.
Trade and farm bill implementation were hot topics at last week's Commodity Classic in Orlando, but voting delegates for major commodity groups also threw in health care and infrastructure debates for good measure.
The National Farmers Union argues that despite hard-fought gains scored in the 2018 farm bill, it’s urgent to build on these gains by launching new federal incentives to curb U.S. ag production in order to raise farm income.