U.S. 2014 farm production expenditures were estimated at $397.6 billion, up 8.3% from $367.3 billion in 2013. Nearly all expenditure items increased from the previous year, according to the USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service.
Dairy margins strengthened during the second half of July, thanks to a sharp selloff in corn combined with mixed milk prices, according to the latest CIH Margin Watch report from Commodity & Ingredient Hedging, LLC.
Space may not be the final frontier for Anna-Lisa Paul and Robert Ferl; they want to grow plants there. Because, who knows, we may one day try to live on Mars, and to survive, we’ll have to grow our own food.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday "good progress" was made toward a 12-nation Trans-Pacific trade deal last week, even though negotiators failed to reach an accord in marathon talks in Hawaii.