At Farm Progress Show, Midwest Farmers Experienced

DALLAS, Sept. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Regardless of the size of the operation, all farms are affected by skyrocketing input prices, the volatile nature of global agriculture supply, and the deteriorating soil and water resources. During a historical period of market uncertainty, Augmenta offers a frictionless and affordable input…

Fewer hog farms, greater production

In the latest study on U.S. hog production, USDA's Economic Research Service found that since the 1990s, the number of hog farms has declined while the typical hog farm has grown, and the hog industry has moved to more specialized operations.  The ERS study, "U.S. Hog Production: Rising Output and Changing…

35% of Canadian Farms Face Labour Shortages: Report

More than one-third of Canadian farms are facing labour shortages of both high and low-skilled workers, says a recent report from the Department of Agriculture. “Around a third of producers, 35 percent, were facing labour market challenges in 2022,” said the report titled “2022 Strategic Issues Survey With Producers,” obtained…

Alabama teachers bring cows to classrooms to show students importance of farming

Want more state education news? Sign up for The Alabama Education Lab’s free, weekly newsletter, Ed Chat.As the daughter of a dairy farmer, Sylacauga educator Rachel Chastain learned a lot from cows.She can school anyone on the chemical makeup of milk. She understands the science behind Alabama’s diverse farming landscapes.…

Deere & Co swaps CFOs following narrowed outlook

Dive Brief: Joshua Jepsen, the current deputy financial officer for agricultural manufacturer Deere & Company, was elected as CFO for the company by its board of directors, a move to be effective Sept. 16, the company announced Thursday.   Jepsen will replacing long-time Deere executive Rajesh Kalathur as CFO, who…

Fruit crops latest goal for northern Ontario’s hydroponic farmers

It's still a harvest that's a few years away, but growers in northern Ontario are looking at growing fruit through hydroponic farming to help make their operations more sustainable.Stephane Lanteigne is the president of Truly Northern farms, which has already established hydroponic sites in Chelmsford and Opasatika specializing in kale…