The Chinese Diet: Cutting Soybean Meal

The Chinese Diet: Cutting Soybean Meal

The Chinese are going on a diet—cutting soybean meal consumption in an effort to boost national food security. And it all starts with animal feed. Pork prices have consumers squealing. ICYMI, pork is the most consumed meat in China. Higher feed prices along with...
Indy and the Fruit of the Sea

Indy and the Fruit of the Sea

There’s pineapple shrimp, coconut shrimp, lemon shrimp, pepper shrimp… and now Midwestern shrimp? Seafood on the mainland: Indiana is a major producer of ag commodities—corn, soybeans, and now seafood. That’s right, the Hoosier state is getting into the shrimp...
Lantern Flies Illuminate Agriculture Risk

Lantern Flies Illuminate Agriculture Risk

The first leaves of fall haven’t yet taken over the sweet memories of summertime. The smoke from the grill, the splashing of waves, and the…. spotted lantern fly sucking the life out of trees rustling in the breeze? Yup. 2022 has been the summer of the spotted lantern...
Farm Households Depend on Non-Farm Income

Farm Households Depend on Non-Farm Income

It’s no surprise that the vast majority of farm households rely on off-farm income sources—but the number may shock you. A study commissioned by CoBank and facilitated by researchers at the University of Missouri recently found that 82% of farm household income comes...
Biotech: Big Boost by Big Green Tractors

Biotech: Big Boost by Big Green Tractors

It must be payday. ‘Cause InnerPlant just cashed in. Takin’ it to the bank: InnerPlant, the California-based AgTech startup, just secured a cool $16M in a Series A funding round. And a high-profile ag industry giant led this round of funding… you may have...
JBS Oinks Out a Settlement

JBS Oinks Out a Settlement

Woo, pig sue…y. JBS is back in court to settle a price-fixing case dealing with consumers—an un-porcine-ite event for them. Emptying the piggy bank: In 2021, JBS reached a $24.5M agreement that went to direct purchasers, and this year, they added $20M to their tab in...