WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) needs an array of updated and alternative tools and new statistical models to achieve 21st century bean counting on American farms and ranches, says a coast-to-coast team of statistical experts, economists and others who released their findings this week in a National Academy of Sciences report.
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2017 - International trade isn’t a topic commonly paired with the U.S. farm credit system, but it has increasingly become one of the top issues that bankers and banking representatives are bringing up with lawmakers and whoever else will listen.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - Sonny Perdue still has a ways to go before he’s officially the 31st secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture – presuming he’s confirmed – but the weight of the work waiting for the former Georgia governor continues to grow in a souring agriculture economy.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 – The recent uncertainty surrounding the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement under the Trump administration is spurring Kansas and Missouri officials to speak out in defense of the trade pact and highlight the ....
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 - When USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson testifies today at the House Agriculture Committee, he won’t be painting a rosy picture of the farm economy. The value of farmland across the country continues to decline while credit remains tight for producers and net incomes fall.