California is rapidly plunging back into drought, with severe conditions now existing in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties - home to one-fourth of the state's population, a national drought monitor said Thursday.
A phantom frog has spurred the Supreme Court to address Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and determine if the government can aim at private land anywhere in the United States and pull the Endangered Species Act (ESA) trigger, regardless of owner protest and absence of the targeted spe [...]
Parts of South America are hot and dry, with little relief expected in the near term, according to Meterologist Kirk Hinz at BAMWX.com. Hinz told AgriTalk Host and Farm Journal Economist Chip Flory that the current conditions—including temperatures that are five to eight degrees above normal& [...]
Wild pigs, the most reproductively capable large animal in North America, are hitching a human ride. Illegal transport of wild pigs contributes to an annual multi-billion dollar bill. Wild pigs cause up to $2.5 billion in damage to the U.S. economy each year and $1 billion of the total is exclusive [...]
Today, Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), announced that farmland values in four of its key markets stabilized in 2017, a reflection of what it says is continued market demand for high-quality land.
The announcement mirrors what the USDA reported in its 2017 Land Values Summary. In [...]
Farmland values seemed to defy logic in 2017. Numerous factors suggested prices would creep lower—yet they stabilized in many areas.
“Despite a slow ag economy and mostly stagnant grain prices, good farmland in much of the Midwest held steady to even increasing slightly as the ye [...]
Balance has returned to the relative value of gold versus farmland. The ratio reflecting the ounces of gold required to buy an acre of Illinois or Iowa farmland has eased back to levels existing in the early 2000s, prior to the explosion in gold and then farmland prices.