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...
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...
Climate-Smart’s Ready to Start

Climate-Smart’s Ready to Start

The USDA is handing out dolla dolla bills to 70 lucky applicants to the Partnerships of Climate-Smart Commodities program. Those winners will now go on to increase U.S. ag’s competitive advantage and build wealth in rural America. ICYMI: The USDA originally dedicated...
Railroad Strike Derailed

Railroad Strike Derailed

“I hear that train a-comin’. It’s rollin’ ‘round the bend…” And for now, it looks like this train will stay on the tracks. Crisis averted: After a marathon negotiation session between the major U.S. railroads and unions, President Biden...