While economic losses in 2018 are expected, costs of production have fallen to a point that leaves hope for a return to economic profitability in 2018.
While lower fertilizer prices in 2018 seemed possible just a few months ago, recent data show fertilizer prices have turned higher for 2018.
In light of the increasing uncertainty surrounding trade policy, this week’s post is a quick review of U.S. agricultural exports.
The annual planting debate is starting to heat up. Given that the crop insurance price discovery period for corn and soybeans is rapidly coming to a close, we examine where those guarantees stand and what they might mean for the coming 2018 growing season.
Good news for U.S. agriculture: consumers are eating more meat. After turning lower on the heels of the Great Recession, U.S. meat consumption – including beef – is expected to continue higher into 2018. This week’s post takes a look at consumption trends and what the USDA expects for 2018.
Earlier this month the USDA provided the first estimate of 2018 net farm income. After a slight increase in sector income in 2017, net farm income is expected to turn lower in 2018. This week’s post digs into the latest results.