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    Vilsack Advocates for Struggling Farmers in 2023 Farm Bill, Lawmakers Focus on Safety Net

    The farm bill debate continues to take shape as congressional leaders discuss the critical points of this year’s legislation. U.S. Ag Secretary […]

    March 20, 2023
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    Momentum Builds, Concerns Remain in 2023 Rural Economy Predictions

    Despite several headwinds in 2022, the U.S. economy still has considerable momentum, though there are reasons for concern according to an annual […]

    December 15, 2022
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    2023 Could Bring Record U.S. Ag Production

    The U.S. economy is slated to slow in 2023, just as farmers and ranchers ramp up production. The USDA predicts prices for […]

    November 9, 2022
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    Ag Economy Strong in 2022 Despite Headwinds, Uncertainty

    While farmland values continue to soar, more data shows that profitability is shrinking upon tighter margins. However, according to quarterly reports from […]

    August 17, 2022
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    Ag Economy Barometer Rises Slightly in July

    According to Purdue’s Ag Economy Barometer, farmer sentiment rose modestly in July despite continuously climbing input costs and lower crop prices. The […]

    August 4, 2022
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    USDA to Invest $770 Million in Rural Areas to Expand Market Opportunities

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday a $770 million investment to create new and better market opportunities for rural areas in […]

    May 26, 2022
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    Ag Economy Barometer 32% Lower than Last Year; High Inputs, Slow Planting Progress to Blame

    The April Ag Economy Barometer showed a slight increase in overall producer sentiments, but still coming in at a whopping 32% below […]

    May 6, 2022
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    Three Economic Movers to Keep an Eye On this Summer

    Several global and domestic factors will continue to impact the farm economy throughout the growing season. The three major economic movers producers […]

    April 26, 2022
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    Relief Payments Coming to Livestock Producers, Vilsack Shares in Priorities Update

    U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack shared this week three priorities the department is working on now four weeks after the New Year. […]

    January 31, 2022