Ag Markets & More

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Ag Markets & More brings you a twice-weekly report on issues that affect agriculture and its role in shaping local, national, and global economies.

Scott Bauer / U.S.D.A. NRCS

Young people who want to get into a farm or ranch operation today face many barriers, including the cost of land and equipment, finding operating capital, and often, lack of experience.  For several decades, young people have been discouraged from getting into farming and ranching careers by the common wisdom, "that if you can't inherit it or marry into it, you can't farm.  However, there is a trend that has started over the past few years that changing that old saw.  We are seeing both young, and sometime, not so young people finding ways to fulfill their dreams.

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U.S.D.A. Nominee Draws Fire & Praise

Aug 10, 2017
Agricultural Research Service U.S.D.A.

President Donald Trump's nomination of Sam Clovis for Undersecretary of Agriculture, with responsibility for science and education has drawn criticism from some members of the Senate Agricultural Committee, and others who question his qualifications for the post.  However, 22 agricultural organizations and commodity groups have endorsed the nomination.  The concern is that Clovis does not have the qualifications for the position, as specified by the 20

Road Trip Turns Into An Ag Tour

Aug 5, 2017
Marlene Florkowski

A recent road trip I made with a couple of my sisters involved a lot of driving, but when time allowed I got off the Interstates to drive along secondary highways.  I always enjoy seeing what is growing, assessing crop conditions, and occasionally getting a chance to talk to farmers and ranchers. 

Chicken Therapy

Jul 27, 2017
Photo courtesy of USDA NRCS

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