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.
Farmers are still more likely to be male, and there’s a growing gap between age and experience.
Today USDA released 6.4 million new data point about America’s farms and producers.
As usual, there’s farmer buzz and speculation about the accuracy of the numbers because many farmers don’t fill out the survey.
Grain prices remain under pressure as supply overshadows demand.
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.
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.