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...