On April 17, the USDA unveiled details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for agriculture, which includes $16 billion in direct support to agricultural producers and $3 billion to purchase and distribute agriculture products to Americans in need. Read a summary of these two main components.
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.
Moving into 2017, the current dairy futures markets show that dairy prices are projected to increase through at least the first half of the year. According to some projections, prices may accelerate later in the year. Though it will be a slow process, these factors may lead to an improving market for US dairy prices in 2017.