Farmers across the country planted cover crops on 15.4 million acres in 2017, an increase of 50% over five years, according to the Census of Ag.
2017 census of ag
In 2017, 351,647 men and 18,972 women claimed the title U.S. veteran while serving their nation as producers of agricultural products ranging from corn and beans to cattle and hay.
While the increase in overall livestock herds seems decent at a glance, each individual industry and the segments within each tell their own stories.
Trends are showing the gray beneath farmers’ caps, but there are still youngsters moving up the ladder to meet future demands.
There are 2,042,220 farms in the United States, down more than 3 percent from five years prior, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, which has just been released to the public. The census, which was delayed two months because of the government shutdown earlier this year, is used to inform […]