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Ag News Roundup: December 2014

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Sunday, January 4, 2015

The end of the year is typically a time for reflection and planning, and agricultural news joined the trend. AgWeb released its “Top 20 Highlights” of 2014 events impacting farmers; farm incomes, farmland values, weather, crop prices and the passage of the Farm Bill all made the list. AgWeek meanwhile took a look ahead, predicting more of the same for 2015: weather challenges, price fluctuations, Farm Bill confusion, international and environmental controversy, and the continued hurdles for entering agricultural production. Read More »

Ag News Roundup: May 2014

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, June 9, 2014

The initial results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture revealed the continued growth in the number of Hispanic and Latino farmers and the continued aging of American farmers, who averaged 58.3 years of age at the time the Census was conducted. The documentary Farmland, which highlights the work and lives of five young farmers,was also released in May, to mixed but primarily favorable reviews. The ongoing drought also took center stage once again, with approximately half of the country in drought, in some areas considered worse than the 1940s Dust Bowl. Read More »

December Recap: Top 10 Moments of 2012

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last May, we posted the first blog on The AGgregator, and this is our 100th entry. We have featured insights, expertise and information about American agriculture. Read More »

In Case You Missed It: Local Foods

By Gary Matteson - Sunday, December 16, 2012

Consumers and farmers across the U.S. are embracing locally grown, farm-to-table food. Organic grower Scott Edwards of Fertile Crescent Farm in Ga. sells the majority of his produce at the local farmer’s market, and says, “I know that as much as we can grow, we can sell.” Read More »