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Ag Census Cattle Grazing
15:36PM Apr 11, 2019

Census Roundup: Dairy Consolidates, Beef and Pig Operations Grow

Sara Brown
Livestock and Production Editor
Livestock continued to show a strong presence on U.S. farms and ranches, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Livestock production in 2017 totaled $195 billion, up 7% from 2012.
13:45PM Apr 11, 2019

Farming Gets Injection of Middle-Aged Startup Farmers

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor
Farmers are still more likely to be male, and there’s a growing gap between age and experience.
Ag Census Field
11:49AM Apr 11, 2019

2017 Ag Census: Demographic, Acre and Production Trends

Sara Schafer
Sara Schafer
Today USDA released 6.4 million new data point about America’s farms and producers.
12:07PM Apr 10, 2019

Is The Census of Agriculture Accurate?

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor
As usual, there’s farmer buzz and speculation about the accuracy of the numbers because many farmers don’t fill out the survey.
12:31PM Apr 09, 2019

WASDE Analysis: Big Crop Hangover Continues

Sara Schafer
Sara Schafer
Grain prices remain under pressure as supply overshadows demand.
10:11AM Apr 09, 2019

In Maps: Key Trends Ahead of the 2017 Census of Agriculture

Sara Schafer
Sara Schafer
USDA will release the 2017 Census of Agriculture on Thursday, April 11. Ahead of the data release, take a look at some key data sets from the 2012 edition.
16:29PM Apr 01, 2019

Technically Speaking: Shock and Awe 101

Jerry Gulke
Market Strategy Columnist
The long corn/short bean spreaders were caught again leaning the wrong way and the exit door wasn’t big enough to let long corn folks out quick enough.