USDA says farmers intend to plant 97 million acres of corn in 2020. As COVID-19 acts as an anchor on the markets, and the ethanol crisis continues to unfold, some analysts say 97 million acres could be a stretch.
When Chris Hoffman realized that his neighbors truly didn’t understand pig production, he decided it was time to start talking about the We Care initiatives more. But sometimes talking about it isn't enough.
The world knows how quickly a virus can spread, as COVID-19 extends its tendrils throughout the globe. COVID-19 reminds U.S. livestock producers how critical it is to have a vaccine bank in advance of a FAD threat.
“Although the number is down 1% from last December, it is generally a continuation of the industry expansion that has been ongoing since mid-2014,” says Jason Franken, ag economist at Western Illinois University.
The hog herd is expanding. That’s according to the USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report. Numbers are increasing in all categories compared to one year ago. How expansion continues amid COVID-19 is anyone’s guess.
A tremendous amount of pork volume and value are moving through the supply chain now. Well-functioning ports play a critical role, says Norman Bessac, National Pork Board vice president of international marketing.
Jim Morris understands setbacks and dashed dreams. Morris joined Chip Flory on AgriTalk to talk about his journey to the mound, but more importantly to share how his experiences can help America through a trying time.