Brett Wessler

Livestock diet affects production efficiency, climate impact

A study released earlier this week shows how an animal’s geographic location and diet changes its efficiency in producing byproducts and meat and the amount of greenhouse gasses it produces. FULL STORY »

Suburban developments use farms to attract residents

Suburban residents have opposed large-scale farms in their neighborhood before, but developers are finding they can attract residents to new neighborhoods by including a smaller operation for the community to rally around. FULL STORY »

In time of recession agriculture plays hero

The agricultural industry was a major driver in states across the country, contributing to America’s economic recovery, but certain sectors remain anxious for 2014. FULL STORY »

FAO food prices stable with little change in meat, dairy

International food prices remained steady compared to the previous month and were lower than a year earlier as meat prices showed only subtle changes. FULL STORY »

Feeding a growing world population starts from the ground up

Food security for a growing world population expected to top nine billion by 2050 remains a top concern for the United Nations and agricultural groups across the globe, the U.N. says a key area of focus is soil preservation. FULL STORY »

Dodge ‘Year of the Farmer’ comes to life in photo collection Play video

The photographs that helped bring Paul Harvey’s “So God Made a Farmer” essay to life in the Dodge Ram Super Bowl commercial are part of a 300-page photographic essay available from the Ram Truck brand. FULL STORY »

Falling grain prices pull at rural economic growth

Lower corn values spurred by increased production numbers are affecting rural economies as subtle growth continues, but retail business and hiring retract. FULL STORY »

Agricultural trade balance reaches 7-month high

Agricultural trade was almost 0.8 billion dollars higher than the previous month as export values increased for the third consecutive month and imports declined. FULL STORY »

Foodservice firm says less beef on 2014 menus, more politics

A forecast of the top 10 foodservice trends for the upcoming year includes less beef on the menu as prices continue higher, replaced by pork and poultry. The firm also expects each restaurant’s morals and values to play a larger role. FULL STORY »

Farm Bureau economist forecasts ag growth to retract

American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist Bob Young says the increase in agricultural commodity prices resulted in excellent farm income values over the past decade, but a decline lies ahead. FULL STORY »

FAO notes less global food prices volatility, prices to rise

The latest data from the FAO shows food prices volatility is behind us and steady increases are expected moving forward. FULL STORY »

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