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Carrie Muehling

    • Ninety-nine percent of U.S. farms are family farms, and they accounted for 90 percent of farm production in 2016, according to America’s Diverse Family Farms – 2017 EditionFarming is still overwhelmingly comprised of family businesses. More than a third of farms have multiple operators, and larger farms are more likely to have multiple generations of farm operators. Farm households in general are not low income when compared with all U.S. households. This report provides an overview of U.S. farms, including the latest statistics on production, financial performance, and farm household characteristics by farm size categories.
    • Beck Ag, Inc. is expanding its client solutions and optimization teams with the hiring of Melinda Oberly and Srikanth (Sonny) Dasari. Oberly joins Beck Ag from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) and will serve in the role of Account Partner. Following 16 years in the software development arena, Dasari joins as Beck Ag’s Intelligence Solutions Architect.
    • Illinois-based FarmWeek, FarmWeekNow.com and the RFD Radio Network announce three new additions and one promotion to its advertising sales team led by Steven Peters, advertising sales manager. Joining Peters are Nan Fannin, advertising business manager; Jamie Deffenbaugh, advertising sales representative; and Jessica Wells, advertising sales assistant.
    • Swanson Russell recently promoted three people in its Lincoln office: Brittany Lentz, Jeff Salem and Neale Stadler. Lentz was promoted to account manager. Salem was promoted to senior public relations counsel, and Stadler was promoted to account manager.
    • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of 27 members to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board. A list of board members is available on the AMS Cattlemen’s Beef Board webpage.
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