Alaska ranks first in the percent of producers who are beginning farmers, followed by Georgia and Maine. Beginning farmers have 10 or fewer years of farming experience. In 2017, 27% of all U.S. producers classified as beginning farmers. Their average age was 46.3, and their farms were smaller than average in both acres and sales.
Effectively representing the interests of the nation’s dairy farmers and their cooperatives requires a balance of short-, intermediate-, and long-term efforts. Nowhere is that principle more evident than in our fight against fake milk and milk products — and it motivates why we’re opening another chapter in a saga we[…]Read More »
Most in the vegetable growing industry would agree there are some distinct differences between growing operations in the East and the West. Through the State of the Industry Survey, we are able to see where those differences actually lie. Read moreRead More »