Two more equipment companies have inked right-to-repair memorandums of understanding with the American Farm Bureau Federation, bringing about 70% of the ag equipment sold in the U.S. under the same umbrella of agreement.
Deere and Co. doubled its operating profit from production agriculture in the latest quarter, expecting row-crop farmers to be “very profitable” this year and making money well into 2024 due to the historically strong commodity markets.
Natalie Dyenson has been selected as the new chief regulatory and food safety officer of the International Fresh Produce Association and Mission Produce has brought on Diana McClean as director of marketing and communications.
A sweeping new deal between an ag equipment giant and the nation's largest farm group offers an update to the nation's "right to repair" discourse, but some wonder if the text has the necessary teeth to truly make a difference for producers.
In this opinion piece, former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., discusses strategies that she believes the farming community can undertake to lessen the impact of inflation, while the government also works on solutions.