News & Events

Farm income, farmland values weaken in Midwest, Mid-South

Published Nov. 13, 2015

“Due to some concern about the fall harvest and the recent dip in livestock prices, agricultural bankers have a rather dour view of farm income prospects in the fourth quarter of 2015,” the report said, noting a projected fourth quarter index value of 23.

Farm management school teaches small, beginning producers farm finances

Published Nov. 20, 2015

The goal of the program, he said, is to help young and beginning farmers learn how to become financially savvy and how to make their agricultural operations successful.

FDA finalizes produce safety rules

Published Nov. 17, 2015

The rules focus on “prevention” and seek to combat foodborne illness before it occurs. According to the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick each year from foodborne diseases.

Genetically modified salmon OK’d for human consumption in US

Published Nov. 20, 2015

“There are no biologically relevant differences in the nutritional profile of AquAdvantage Salmon compared to that of other farm-raised Atlantic salmon,” the agency said in announcing the approval.

Grassley: High hopes for TPP on agriculture

Published Nov. 16, 2015

The new market access for U.S. agricultural products is good news. On pork, Japan would eliminate duties on 80 percent of tariffs, and the gate price mechanism that has been a barrier in the past would be significantly improved.