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Ag Census shows nearly 40% drop in dairy farm numbers

A dairy analyst says the latest Census of Agriculture highlights how high milk production costs are causing more consolidation in the dairy industry. Lucas Fuess with RaboResearch tells Brownfield the U.S. has lost nearly 40 percent of its dairy farms since 2017. “Even though we’ve... Read More.

Census shows fewer Wisconsin farms have Internet access

The newly released USDA Census of Agriculture shows Wisconsin farms are still struggling to get Internet access. USDA statistician Greg Bussler says a higher percentage of farms had access to the Internet in 2022 compared to 2017. “In 2022, 79% of Wisconsin farms... Read More.

Census of Ag shows Wisconsin’s agricultural values up 46%

USDA’s newly-released Census of Agriculture shows the value of Wisconsin’s agricultural production has grown considerably.  Greg Bussler is with the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Madison. He tells Brownfield, “Wisconsin farms produced 16.7 billion dollars of agricultural goods and so on, and... Read More.

Census of Ag shows significant decline in U.S. farms and ranches

The USDA has released the results of the 2022 Census of Agriculture and it shows a continued decrease in the number of U.S. farming operations. “I’m concerned about the state of agriculture and food production in this country,” Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday. Vilsack... Read More.

Latest USDA farm income forecast shows a decline in 2023

The USDA has raised its 2023 projected farm income from its most recent estimate by nearly $10 million.   However, University of Missouri ag economist Scott Brown says, “That’s lower by about $30 billion than the record that we set in 2022 of roughly... Read More.

Dairy cattle shows give opportunities to market

World Dairy Expo is not only the place to learn about technology, new products, and best practices, it’s a competitive, week-long show featuring the best dairy animals.  Mike Marion is the supervisor for the Red and White Dairy Show. He tells Brownfield about... Read More.

Survey shows carbon market interest depends largely on payment rates

The latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer shows farmer interest in carbon markets hasn’t changed much in recent years. Jim Mintert is with Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture.  “Six percent of corn and soybean producers in the survey said they had engaged... Read More.

Allendale yield survey shows lower corn, soybean production

A yield survey by a commodity and brokerage firm shows that record heat this summer could lower US corn and soybean production. Rich Nelson with Allendale Inc says corn yields declined to 171.5 bushels per acre with production at 14.8 billion bushels – a... Read More.