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15 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Farmland
May 21 - The increase in crop and livestock prices have generated significant profits for many farmers, which some are using to buy additional land. Growing demand has driven land values to record... >>more
Premium Standard Farms Changes Company Name to Murphy-Brown of Missouri
May 21 - Premium Standard Farms LLC, a unit of Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD) hog production subsidiary, Murphy-Brown LLC, has changed its name to Murphy-Brown of Missouri LLC, effective... >>more
Rural Mainstreet Economy Advances; Farmland Price Growth Slows
May 17 - Growth strengthened for the Rural Mainstreet economy over the past month according to the May survey of bank CEOs in a 10-state area.
Overall: The Rural Mainstreet... >>more
House Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill
May 16 - Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota have issued the following statements after the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 1947, the Federal... >>more
Number of New Farms and Ranches Continues to Decline
May 15 - Beginning farms and ranches have been declining for at least two decades, according to a report released by the United States Department of Agriculture. In the 2013 edition of its report,... >>more