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?
40% of the pork packing capacity is currently idled, and even with the President's Executive Order, increased safety measures and social distancing at plants means processing capacity won't be back to 100% anytime soon.
More pork processing plants are idling production due to COVID-19 cases. The news sending shockwaves through the industry, with producers wondering how long the processing sector can make adjustments and accept hogs.