Industry Ag News 12/15

Carrie Muehling

American farms represent a diverse set of business operations and farm operators. An annual report issued by USDA’s Economic Research Service, America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance: 2023 Edition, describes characteristics of U.S. farms and ranches with the most recent data from the Agricultural Resource Management Survey, an annual survey conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service and Economic …

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Industry Ag News 12/8

Carrie Muehling

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the 2022 Census of Agriculture data on February 13, 2024. NASS concluded the data collection this summer with a preliminary national return rate of 61 percent. The ag census, conducted once every five years, was mailed to more than three million producers across the United States …

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Industry Ag News 12/1

Carrie Muehling

Join NAMA and Doug Foley of Giant Goat on December 7 for a 30-minute session titled “Unlocking AI for Marketing.” This session will dive into the world of AI and, in a short span, discover actionable marketing strategies that can transform the way you view technology. By the end of this session, we promise you’ll see AI not as a …

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Industry Ag News 11/17

Carrie Muehling

Gathering around the table for a Thanksgiving dinner won’t take as much of a toll on your pocketbook this year compared to 2022, but the meal still reflects historically high costs. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 38th annual survey provides a snapshot of the average cost of this year’s classic holiday feast for 10, which is $61.17 or less than …

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Industry Ag News 11/10

Carrie Muehling

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott called to extend the 2018 Farm Bill to offer certainty and support to farmers, ranchers, and foresters as extremism within the House Republican Conference hobbles legislative efforts. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Torres Small announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is initiating a new effort to further support the U.S. specialty crops sector …

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Industry Ag News 11/3

Carrie Muehling

At its annual Laureate Award Ceremony, the World Food Prize Foundation surprised 2023 Laureate, Heidi Kühn, with the announcement of a doubling of prize amount to $500,000, up from $250,000 in previous years. The ceremony, held at the Iowa State Capitol building, is frequently referred to as “the Nobel Prize for Agriculture” and is held in parallel with the Norman …

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Industry Ag News 10/27

Carrie Muehling

Fresh on the heels of being named to the Inc. Magazine 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies for the second straight year, CLUTCH, a hybrid consultancy-agency based in Minneapolis, announced that Kelsey Gunderson and Greta Bierbaum have joined the firm as client success directors. As IFAJ’s Global Manager, Hugh Maynard, prepares his well-deserved retirement, IFAJ is looking for a new …

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Industry Ag News 10/20

Carrie Muehling

The combination of high interest rates and a strong U.S. dollar is beginning to take a disproportionate toll on rural industries like agriculture, forest products, mining and manufacturing. Most international transactions are still conducted in dollars, and a strong dollar makes U.S. exports more expensive and imports cheaper. That disproportionally hurts the backbone of the rural economy, according to a …

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Industry Ag News 10/13

Carrie Muehling

International Federation of Agricultural Journalists is seeking a new Global Manager as the current Global Manager prepares to retire. The position involves a wide range of responsibilities, including administration, communications, bookkeeping, and meeting planning. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please click here for a detailed summary of the scope of work and approximate compensation. According to a new …

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Industry Ag News 10/6

Carrie Muehling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Grain Stocks report showed that old crop corn stocks on hand as of Sept. 1, 2023, totaled 1.36 billion bushels, down one percent from Sept. 1, 2022. Old crop soybeans stored in all positions were down two percent from Sept. 1, 2022, and all wheat stocks were up slightly from …

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