Benefits of On-Farm Crop Storage

U.S. crop production is growing and farm storage needs to grow with it.

Crop storage is a perpetual balancing act each year for American farmers and 2020 is no exception. The importance of a strong and resilient domestic food supply is at the forefront of this year with on-farm crop storage a vital component of its fruition.

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Managing Farm Stress in a Hazy Economy

How is COVID-19 affecting the mental wellbeing of American farmers and ranchers?

October 10th marks World Mental Health Day, while 2020 marks a year where our collective mental health has taken a vehement beating. As a particularly arduous industry both physically and mentally, farmer and rancher mental health has been hit especially hard this year.Read More

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2020 Fall Harvesting Season: Agritourism and COVID-19

Fall harvest season comes with a new set of challenges this year for U.S. agriculture.

The season of festivals and sweater weather is upon us, but annual fall events in 2020 will likely look considerably different than years prior. This year, there may still be pumpkin patches and family gatherings but with it will also come masks, hand sanitizer, and frequent temperature checks.Read More

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The Influence of Ag-Conscious Youth in the 2020 Presidential Election

The political and agricultural involvement among American youth is growing.

In recent years, the increasing influence of young people who are advocating for social or political change is apparent. Combined with the growing involvement of youth within the agricultural community, these societal shifts will likely play a significant role in the outcome of the upcoming presidential election.

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California Almond Farming: Working Towards a Sustainable Future

Modern farming practices create opportunities for almond farmers. 

Almond farming originally began in Western Asia, but it wasn’t until the 1700s that it was officially introduced to American soil by Spanish explorers. By the 1900s, commercial almond production in the U.S. had been established in the heart of California’s Central Valley as almond trees flourished in the Mediterranean climate.

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The Role Land Equity Plays in Securing Financing in 2020

Farmland Remains Stable During Economic Tumult

The economic disruption caused by COVID-19 has negatively impacted many sectors in our global economy, including the stock market and businesses deemed nonessential. Temporary closures of nonessential businesses have brought industries such as hospitality, entertainment, and travel to a sudden halt. The disruption has drastically shifted how the agriculture sector—a critical infrastructure—distributes food to the consumer.

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(Infographic) The State of American Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture’s Impact on Farm Programs and Policy.

Why is Census data important to American agriculture and its producers? The Census data provides the agriculture industry with a wealth of information, including land use and ownership, farmer demographics, production practices, income, and expenditures. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) collects this farm data, which is used by both stakeholders and legislators to,

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