The 2016 Agricultural Year in Review

Yes, believe it or not, tis the Season: The 2016 Agricultural Year in Review. We were surprised how active the year was when we put pen-to-paper and started making our list of the most notable stories in 2016. With that said, here is our top 20 list: Continue reading

The 2014 Agricultural Year In Review

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Well it’s the end of the year and that means it’s time to take a look back at the year that was.  2014 was an eventful year for agriculture.  Here are 20 of the top highlights as we saw them.

Farm Economics

1. Farmers Start the Year Flush.   The year began as many recent years, with farmers riding on a wave of very high profits. The financial condition of the U.S. farm sector was as strong as it has been in decades. A common bellwether of the farm sector profitability, farmland values, stood at all-time highs in almost every region of the country. Final estimates of 2013 reported producers were coming off the 3rd year in a row where net farm income topped $98 billion and a general trend of strong income that started in 2005.

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