What Is Driving Consolidation In Idaho’s Dairy Industry?

Consolidation is nothing new in farm country, but in recent years the number of small mom and pop operations selling to larger farms has increased, especially in the dairy sector. So, what is driving many of these producers to sell the family farm and take a different course in life? Rick Naerebout, CEO of the […]

Large Scale Farm Technology Consolidation Moving Forward In Canada

Telus Corporation, one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies, recently announced that it is buying up and consolidating farm technology, agribusiness data management and food supply chain management companies. And as Dennis Guy reports, all of that is being merged into a single business unit. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, […]

Industry Expert Warns Of Consolidation Trend In Small, Rural Banks

Consolidation has been a big topic in agriculture during the last several years, primarily as it relates to some of the largest businesses in the Ag sector. However, some of the community banks that lend money directly to farmers have begun to consolidate their businesses too. Nathan Kauffman Vice President of the Omaha, NE, branch […]

Groups Ask Treasury Secretary to Guard Against Further Ag Consolidation

A coalition consisting of 68 farmer, environmental, and antitrust groups across the country sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin regarding farm consolidation. They’re asking him to ensure that pandemic relief funds do not lead to the further consolidation of the food and agriculture industry. The letter asks Mnuchin to invest the stimulus funds […]

Economist Warns Of A Prolonged Soft Farm Economy

Most if not all in the Ag industry would agree that 2019 was a rough year.  In fact for many, 2018 and 2017 weren’t much better.  But according to a variety of surveys and polls, many in farm country are feeling more positive about the road the Ag industry is on in 2020.  But one […]