As the hunger for pork continues to grow, China is leading the charge and helping push hog futures to eight-month highs. Can the price momentum last into the New Year? Iowa State's Lee Schulz weighs in.
USDA's latest Hogs and Pigs report came as a shock to some, but what do the numbers tell the market about the backlog of pigs? Lee Schulz talks about what this report means for pork production and processing in Q4.
Farmers continue to weather the extremes of 2020. From drought, derecho and wildfires, to a sudden loss in demand, 2020 is proving to be an obstacle course for agriculture. Here are the mental health signs to watch.
Farm Journal Field Days will be virtual, but also bring farmers two on-farmsessions. Those will be hosted Aug. 25 at Blue Diamond FarmingCompany in Jesup, Iowa, and Aug. 27 at Newcomer Farmin Bryan, Ohio.
As of last week, USDA paid out just over $6 billion of the $16 billion in CFAP payments. One agricultural economist says without the full $16 billion, lower CFAP payments could change net farm income projections.
The market animal show in Augusta County, Va. was one of the first to move their livestock show online. The decision blossomed into a show of support and gratitude by both the community and 4-H, FFA members.
A Farm Journal survey found nearly half of farmers have reservations about allowing sales reps and other input suppliers on farms, and some in agriculture think it's changing the way agriculture does business.
From a bottleneck in processing to now a massive backlog in pigs, as producers try to wade through the challenges of COVID-19, the industry knows changes could be on the horizon for the entire industry.
Reports swirled on Monday that China was lashing back at the U.S. by temporarily halting purchases of U.S. pork and soybeans. However, daily sales tell a different story. So, will China continue to buy?