How Farmers are Using Solar Farming to Grow Their Bottom Line

Investing in solar panels can lead to increased revenue.

In recent years, there has been a shifting focus on renewable energy and reduction of carbon production in the attempt to slow climate change. While solar energy has been one of the most effective solutions to carbon reduction, the agriculture industry has taken it a step further, giving way to solar farms. Today, many solar farms are being used by farmers as a cash crop, especially in the instances where panels have been installed on dormant agricultural land.

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It’s A Good Time to Be a Swine Farmer (And Not Just Because It’s National Pork Month)

Pork prices are on the rise and American hog farmers have reason to predict higher profits.

It’s National Pork Month, and the timing couldn’t be more fortuitous. Across the United States (U.S.), the demand for pork is rising, with elevated hog prices that are expected to last through 2019 and well into 2020. In fact, according to the USDA, analysts predict a ten percent increase in 2019 and an additional seven percent increase the following year. This is great news for pork producers, and even more reason to celebrate our nation’s hog farmers this October.

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Best Practices to Protect Against Food Security Threats

Learn what actions are being taken to protect U.S. agriculture.

Keeping American lives protected doesn’t fall solely on our government bodies, it starts further down the line with our farmers, ranchers, and landowners. Agriculture biosecurity is one of the greatest defenses our nation has against widespread illness, both unintentional and targeted, across food chains. In recent years, biosecurity has garnered a great deal of public interest in way of perceived external threats, rapidly evolving pest and disease resistance, and improving technology and monitoring systems.
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Farm Harvest Preparation

How Farmers Prepare for the harvest season to come.

As summer gradually draws to an end, farmers across the nation are gearing up for one of the busiest farming seasons, fall harvest. During this time, minimizing the risk for error is critical for farmers, as it directly impacts their profitability and the ability to fund next year’s planting season.Read More

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AgAmerica is Inspired by the Resilience of the American Farmer

With many uncontrollable factors, like weather disturbances, the stakes are high for farmers.

Farmers are at the mercy of the weather—good or bad—and when natural disasters occur like hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, and tornadoes, their operations become significantly impacted. In the last three years, at least 13 hurricanes have taken center stage, destroying communities and farmland across the country including: Hermine, Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Nate, Florence, Matthew, Michael, Chris, Leslie, Gert, Jose, Maria.Read More

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