Unlike many sectors of the agricultural economy, nursery and ornamental greenhouse production tends to be influenced primarily by the state of the general U.S. economy – particularly housing markets and consumer spending. Charlie Hall discusses how the continued good performance of the overall economy is positive for the green industry heading into 2020.
Farm Credit East recently hosted its 2020 Dairy Outlook webinar featuring Dr. Mark Stephenson of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Learn more about Dr. Stephenson's insight into the overall economy, dairy supply and demand levels and changes in milk production.
With growing ag labor concerns nationwide, some operations are circumventing their labor needs by turning to mechanization. Learn how some operations are implementing technology to cut back on their labor demands.
Finding labor, and qualified labor at that, has been a growing concern in the U.S., especially within the agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products industries. In part one of this three-part series, learn how two operations have partnered with vocational schools to find skilled labor.