Statistics and Trends

I often post articles and opinion pieces that discuss new trends in agriculture and farming. You will usually find excepts with links to the articles.

The Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner 2017

November 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner 2017 As we all know, American Farmers aren’t always well compensated for their work. For a number of reasons – political, social, [...]

2017 Census of Agriculture is Coming

April 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Be Counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture In just a few months, America’s farmers and ranchers will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their operations [...]

Transitioning to Organic – New Report

March 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

FARMERS TRANSITIONING TO ORGANIC NEED PEOPLE-CENTERED SUPPORT SYSTEMS New report details motivations and obstacles for transition success VIEW REPORT Farmers looking to [...]

Certified Organic Survey from USDA

February 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Certified Organic Survey: USDA Gathering New Data on Organic Agriculture Production The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service [...]

Farmers Share of Thanksgiving Food Dollar

November 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Farmers Receive Less Than Twenty Percent of Thanksgiving Retail Food Dollar, NFU Farmer’s Share Shows Consumers’ holiday food costs have declined, but farmers still [...]

Family Farms Report from USDA

December 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

New USDA report looks at family farms – Farm Futures A new report from USDA’s Economic Research Service looks at family farms. The Family Farm Report, 2014 [...]

Farming as the “Next Big Industry”?

November 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Farming as the “Next Big Industry”? Many of the news stories about beginning farmers focus primarily on challenges: lack of access to land and capital, low wages, second [...]
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