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Smaller Percentage of total USA Population doing Food Production

Courtesy of View from the Cab By Richard Oswald DTN Special Correspondent LANGDON, Mo. (DTN) — With a population of about 317 million people, America has never been larger than it is today. While the number of people keeps growing, a smaller percentage of the total population is doing...

The Three Sons Meet the Three Little Pigs

By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst Once upon a time, a successful farmer had three sons. Thinking equally of them in regard to their abilities, he gave each of them the task of marketing some of his grain, with the warning that the big, bad market bears would soon...

Farm income forecast at highest level since 1973

Courtesy of  WesternFarmPress.com The latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) projects net farm income for 2013 at $128.2 billion, expected to be the highest since 1973. The agency says a return to trend yields would lead to record crop production levels and result in substantial...

Outlook – Farmland not Ready to Retreat

By Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor DTN ProgressiveFarmer.com AUSTIN, Texas (DTN) — The standard advice for mountain climbers is not to look down. But it is hard to stay calm if you’ve watched the trajectory of U.S. farmland since the turn of the century — up at least...