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National Agriculture Week Seeks to Educate Consumers

National Agriculture Week Seeks to Educate Consumers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Ask many Americans where their food comes from, and they’ll answer the supermarket, while clothing comes from the mall. Dispelling such notions is why today kicks off National Agriculture Week. Tomorrow is National Agriculture Day, featuring most of the themes and

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USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

👤From USDA: National Agricultural Statistics Service 🕔Feb 17, 2017

The number of farms in the United States for 2016 is estimated at 2.06 million, down 8,000 farms from 2015. Total land in farms, at 911 million acres, decreased 1 million acres from 2015. The average farm size for 2016 is 442 acres,

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Mid-Size Family Farm – Is it Quietly Disappearing? – USDA Report

Mid-Size Family Farm – Is it Quietly Disappearing? – USDA Report

👤By Christopher Burns and Ryan Kuhns, USDA ERS 🕔Nov 8, 2016

What Is the Issue? Midsize farms–defined as those with gross cash farm income (GCFI) between $350,000 and $1 million–represent an important link in the U.S. chain of family farms; many are the result of successful small commercial farms that grew

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Are Farms Different from Non-Farm Businesses? You Better Believe It.

Are Farms Different from Non-Farm Businesses? You Better Believe It.

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Oct 4, 2016

Critics of farm programs often argue that farm operations are no different from other local businesses, the type found on the Main Street of towns across the country. These critics claim farm businesses ought to be treated the same as other business,

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National Farm-City Week Celebrates Farmers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Nov 23, 2015

National Farm-City Week began last Friday and ends on Thanksgiving Day, when agricultural bounty is most notable. First declared by congressional resolution in 1956, the occasion recognizes that farms are a necessary precondition for town life and urbanization. As Daniel

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Illinois: Farm Liquidity, Then and Now

Illinois: Farm Liquidity, Then and Now

👤Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois 🕔Jul 17, 2015

With increased focus on financial liquidity, today’s article reviews the current ratio for a group of Illinois grain farms using an eleven-year average from 1996 to 2006 and then makes a comparison to the current era – 2012, 2013 and

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