U.S. Department of Agriculture

Corn field

Farm Prices Sink in October

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on October farm prices Monday afternoon. The prices-received index declined 8 percentage points month-over-month to 89, with the crop production ...
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Corn field

Farm Income Forecast Dips Again

In its November forecast of farm sector income and finances, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Services projects farm sector profitability will decline for the second straight year in 2015. ...
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Corn Field

Corn Prices Fall on USDA Reports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) and crop production reports Friday morning, and the agency forecast U.S. corn production would ...
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Eggs

Egg Prices Jump in August

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on August farm prices Tuesday afternoon. The all-products price index rose 3% month over month to 102, with the crop ...
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Pigs

Eggs, Meat Prices Fall in July

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on July farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 5.7% month over month to 99, with the crop ...
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irrigation

Farmers About to Get Poorer

In its recent forecast of farm sector income and finances, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Services projects farm sector profitability will decline for the second straight year in ...
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Hoover Dam at Lake Mead

9 Cities Running Out of Water

 The nine cities with the worst drought conditions in the country are all located in California, which is now entering its fourth consecutive year of drought as demand for water ...
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Cattle

Have Beef Prices Reached Their Peak?

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), and the agency forecast that total meat production in the United States ...
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9 States Running Out of Water

For many states, the rainy season is over, and most of the Western United States is now locked into a fourth consecutive year of drought. The imminent dry summer is ...
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12 States That Kill the Most Animals

The United States consumes the most meat per capita of any nation in the world. As of 2009, Americans consumed an average of 265 pounds of meat per person annually, ...
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US to Be Largest Economy in 2030

At an estimated total of $24.8 trillion, the United States will remain the world’s largest economy in 2030, but China is closing the gap between first and second place. More ...
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Cattle

Meat Prices Fall in February

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on February farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index rose 3.1% month-over-month to 100, with the crop production index ...
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Corn Field

Farm Price Slide Continued in January

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on January farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 2% month-over-month to 99, with the crop production index ...
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Cows

USDA Projects Farm Income to Drop 32% in 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated summary of its Farm Income and Wealth Statistics on Tuesday, and U.S. farmers appear to be in for a tough year. ...
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Pigs

Farm Prices Slip as Livestock Production Falls

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on December farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 1% month-over-month to 100, with the crop production index ...
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