USDA Releases 2017 Ag Census Results

The average American farmer is still getting older, and his net farm income is still declining. But the number of young farmers is increasing, the value of their production is above average, and the number of farms consisting of nine acres or less is on the rise. Here are the highlights from the 2017 USDAContinue reading “USDA Releases 2017 Ag Census Results”

New Rules Take Medicated Livestock Feeds Off the Shelf

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) was developed to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production. The purpose is to fend off antibiotic-resistant diseases in humans.  The Centers for Disease Control estimate that 2 million people in the United States suffer from antibiotic-resistant bacteria infections every year.  The concern is that extensive use of antibioticsContinue reading “New Rules Take Medicated Livestock Feeds Off the Shelf”