How 2020 Events Have Shaped the U.S. Turkey Market

Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different for many this year—including American turkey farmers.

The recent resurgence in COVID-19 cases is anticipated to lead to a sharp reduction in large family gatherings. As people may be more apprehensive to travel for the holidays or attend larger events, consumer behavior is shifting in an unpredictable way and turkey farmers are having to adapt to meet the changing demand.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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(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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Cash is King During Economic Uncertainty

Understanding how working capital can cushion your operation during a volatile economy.

COVID-19 in the past month has uprooted millions of people across the nation affecting the way they live their lives and provide for their families. As the nation’s economy shakes with closures of non-essential businesses, lack of consumer spending and school closures playing a significant role in this, planning for the future of your farm operation when interest rates are low has never been more important.

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Coronavirus Relief Bill: A Resource Guide for U.S. Farmers and Agricultural Producers

Emergency Relief Brings Funding to Critical Infrastructures

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—phase three of the coronavirus stimulus package—was passed last week, resulting in a $2.3 trillion bill. This historic relief bill was approved unanimously by the Senate (96-0) to alleviate the economic pressures businesses and individuals are experiencing as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Security Implications and Cyber Risk with Smart Agriculture

What you Need to Know About the Future of Farm Technology and Cybersecurity.

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has affected the daily lives of people around the world. Measures to contain the virus such as social distancing and quarantining at home, has forced many businesses to be more reliant on technology than normal to keep their businesses afloat and functioning effectively. With this increased digital dependence, comes an increased risk of potential data breaches.Read More

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Celebrating National Ag Day

Find ways to support the American Farmer this National Ag Day.

March 24th is National Ag Day, and according to the Agriculture Council of America, it’s a time “to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.” Recognizing the importance of our nation’s farmers is critical now more than ever, especially during this time of uncertainty and anxiety as we face the global spread of the novel coronavirus. While the ongoing pandemic has flooded most media platforms, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the continued dedication of our farmers and ranchers who continue to sacrifice their own safety to provide food for our nation.Read More

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(Infographic) The U.S. Farm Labor Shortage

The impact of the farm labor shortage on U.S. agriculture.

As of 2016, hired farm workers made up 35.3 percent of the total hours worked on a farming operation, second only to the principal operator. These workers perform essential daily tasks needed to keep a successful farm running, such as caring for livestock, working in the fields, and maintaining farm machinery. As the population of farm labor continues to decline, primary operators are feeling the pressure to find alternative solutions to keep up with production for the growing demand of fresh produce.

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