USDA: World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates at a Glance

🕔Apr 4, 2018This visualization is prepared by the Economic Research Service. The visualization is based on the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). The WASDE is prepared by USDA’s Interagency Commodity […]

Ag Economy: Farmers Still Caught in Economic Squeeze

🕔Mar 13, 2018A news release last week from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from […]

South Carolina Crops: Peanuts May Lose Ground in 2018

🕔Dec 6, 2017Big crops in 2017 means South Carolina producers will have to adjust their budgets in 2018 to account for lower prices. This was the message Clemson agricultural economists Nathan Smith […]

Crop Choices, Farm Size: Changes in a Time of Low Corn, Soybean Prices

🕔Nov 8, 2017Recent news articles have documented that lower crop prices for commodities such as corn and soybeans have caused some producers to make changes to their traditional crop rotation, or to consider organic crop production […]

Ag Economy: Farmers See Faint Hope for Rebound

🕔Sep 13, 2017Cole Epley 
and Barbara Soderlin reported on the front page of the Money section in Friday’s Omaha World-Herald that, “Farmers heading into harvest season have reason to believe the nation’s […]

Farm Policy: Price Woes for Farmers, Lenders; NAFTA and…The Weather

🕔May 4, 2017Today’s update looks briefly at the U.S. agricultural economy from a variety of perspectives.  A recent news report has shown that some Corn Belt producers may be losing money from […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Inches Higher in April

🕔May 2, 2017Producer sentiment inched higher during April as the Ag Economy Barometer increased to 130. The latest result for the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, which is based on a monthly […]

Crop Planting Intentions Highlight Land-Use Changes

🕔Apr 17, 2017The end-of-March 2017 wheat planted acreage numbers decreased 8.2 percent from one year ago at 46.1 million acres, driven by poor wheat prices and following a general trend of decreasing […]

Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Ag Prices, and Farm Income

🕔Apr 3, 2017Today’s update looks at a variety of information sources that highlight recent developments relating to the U.S. farm economy, including variables associated with farmland values, agricultural prices, and farm income. […]

Farming: What’s Happened to Input Costs During Multiple Year Price Declines?

🕔Oct 3, 2016Introduction Crop input prices are a topic of considerable discussion. Numerous farmdoc daily articles have addressed the topic; most recently September 20, 2016. This article provides another perspective by comparing […]

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