In addition to on-farm work, most farm households earn an income from nonfarm sources. A USDA report finds what the most common off-farm jobs are and how skills on the farm are used away from the fields.
Exactly two years ago I wrote an article about the implications of declining cattle numbers. In that article I suggested that after many years of herd liquidation, we had reached a point where it was not possible to mai
Latin American cloud forests, energy-saving street lights in Rio de Janeiro and sustainable cattle ranching in the Amazon will get a boost from new financial instruments to channel capital for tackling climate change, t
In this rural outpost of just over 1,900 residents, a local college student has become a courtroom sketch artist, trailers on Main Street are ersatz offices for a major law firm and members of an agricultural youth club
More than 9 million people in the United States contract a food-borne illness each year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news for the beef business is that beef ra
Ensiling high-moisture corn (HMC) offers beef and dairy producers with an on-farm source of high energy feed. However, in addition to often being prone to aerobic deterioration, a cool growing season and late harvest ca
One of the biggest challenges any recording scheme which includes feed cost per unit of gain faces is how feed ingredients get priced into the record system.Understanding the true price of corn in swine diets gets messy
Brazil state lender BNDES will not extend any new loans to meatpacker JBS SA, holding company J&F Investimentos or other companies involved in a corruption investigation, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Mo