University of Missouri FAPRI Baseline Report: Farm Income Could Decline Next Year

Higher commodity prices are contributing to a sharp increase in U.S. net farm income in 2021. However, under current policies, farm income could drop again in 2022 as government payments decline and production expenses rise. That’s according to the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute September baseline report. In 2022, FAPRI predicts […]

NMPF Encourages Farm County To Get Vaccinated

In an open letter penned earlier this month, the National Milk Producers Federation is urging farmers and ranchers to get the COVID-19 vaccination. The NMPF’s Theresa Sweeney-Murphy, said vaccination rates in rural America are lagging behind their urban and suburban counterparts, which is problematic for a variety of reasons. “Lower vaccination rates are leading to […]

Lohmann: Showers Expected To Move Into the PNW In Coming Days

The Pacific Northwest has enjoyed great late summer weather over the past couple of days, with sunny skies and daytime highs that are right in line with normal. However, it looks like the stability will come to an end starting today. Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said a weak system will roll […]

Washington Lawmakers Hope Visit Highlights The Devastation Of Massive Wildfires

Washington Representatives Dan Newhouse, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Kim Schrier are reaching out to federal officials in an attempt to bring attention to the level of destruction caused by massive wildfires in the state. “The three of us sent an invitation to the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, as well as the Secretary of the […]

NCBA: We Need Stepped Up Basis To Stay

Hundreds of Ag and food groups have written Congress’ two tax-writing committees, arguing against the Administration’s proposals to end stepped-up basis and other farm focused tax breaks. The letter by the nation’s biggest farm and food trade groups comes as House Ways and Means and Senate Finance start to decide the cost and how to […]

Dairy Checkoff Unveils New Fuel Up to Play 60 Website

The dairy checkoff just updated the farmer-founded Fuel Up to Play 60 program to help students and educators navigate the school year. Fuel Up to Play 60, created by the dairy checkoff and National Football League, developed an easy-to-navigate website educator dashboard and an enhanced student app to meet these needs inside and outside the […]

Keep Your Workers Clear Of COVID During Harvest

Harvest season is here across the Pacific Northwest and the last thing you need is someone down and out because of COVID-19. With the delta variant being highly contagious, COVID cases and hospitalizations are on the rise again, just as farmers are heading to the fields this fall. Dr. Tyler Clay, an internal medicine clinical […]

JBS Grand Island Meatpacking Fire Halts Processing

A fire at the JBS Grand Island, NE, processing facility halted beef packing production Monday. Local firefighters said the blaze burned the roof of the facility’s rendering section. The JBS Grand Island facility is a two-shift, beef-processing plant employing more than 3,600 people. The facility has a daily processing capacity of 6,000 head and slaughters […]

Near Record Number of Farmland Sales

The pace of land sales picked up this year for Farmers National Company. The company reports it is on track for a near-record or record sales year on several fronts. The higher land prices have spurred an increased number of landowners to sell, with some wanting to complete the sale before year-end due to uncertainty […]

Trevino Nominated for USTR Chief Agricultural Trade Negotiator

Earlier this week, President Joe Biden nominated Elaine Trevino for chief agricultural trade negotiator at the United States Trade Representative’s Office. Trevino is President of the Almond Alliance of California and served as a Deputy Secretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Governor Gray Davis. In the announcement, […]