Farm Credit East released the cooperative’s mid-year Agricultural Credit Conditions report, indicating that while most farmers are in good financial condition in 2015, excessive moisture in key crop regions could result in problems for some producers. Dairy producers are looking at a challenging period for at least the next 12 months.
California's July Class 4a/4b milk prices declined from June, and remain far below a year ago. There should be some improvement next month, when a temporary change to the Class 4b formula is implemented.
ERS analyses evaluated the long-term financial returns to growers who adopt weed control practices that aim to slow resistance to glyphosate, and compared those returns when neighboring farmers also manage to slow resistance.