One of the challenges in discussing and measuring agritourism is defining it. Are all farm-based retail operations considered “agritourism,” or merely those which offer farm experiences beyond simply purchasing farm products? The boundaries of agritourism activities remains difficult and are discussed further in this article.
The weather is probably the most important reason for price volatility in any given year. However, lots of other factors can also play a role. Dr. Patrick Westhoff, Director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri-Columbia, discusses grain supply and demand factors in this 2018 outlook.
Programs and policies that support agriculture have evolved considerably over the past four decades. Learn more about the importance of fundamental issues, such as public sector costs and regulations, applied research, and community relations, to support Northeast agriculture and enable it to be competitive in a global marketplace.