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Monthly Archives: April, 2022

April Rural Mainstreet Index Stays Positive but Concerns Ahead

The April edition of the Rural Mainstreet Index dropped somewhat from a healthy reading in March but remained above growth neutral. April’s reading was...

Senate Ag Committee Holds First Farm Bill Hearing

The Senate Agriculture Committee Friday held its first 2023 Farm Bill hearing in Michigan. Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, outlined the challenges farmers...

Study Shows Farmers Embrace Sustainable Farming Practices

People today are interested in their investments as it relates to environmental, social and governance issues, including sustainability. Farmland Partners is a publicly traded company...

Proposed SEC Rule Could Hurt Every U.S. Farmer and Rancher

The American Farm Bureau and 119 other ag organizations sent a joint letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding a proposed rule that...

Meatpacker CEOs Testify at House Hearing

CEOs of the four largest meatpacking companies in the U.S. appeared at a hearing held by the House Agriculture Committee. The Hagstrom Report says...

Purdue Study Shows Economic Impact of the RFS

A Purdue University study found that the Renewable Fuel Standard played a critical role in the economic health of rural America. The Purdue ag...

CoBank: Rising Meat Prices Will Test Consumer Demand

U.S. consumer demand for meat at the retail level remains exceptionally strong despite rising prices caused by increased production costs and supply chain challenges....

Thompson, Khanna, Emmer, Soto Introduce Bipartisan Digital Commodity Exchange Act of 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), and Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) issued the following statements after...

Ethanol Groups Support Midwest Governors’ Efforts to Secure Permanent, Year-Round Access to E15

On Thursday, various ethanol groups have come out applauding efforts of Midwestern governors’ to gain permanent, year round access to E15. Read the various...

Biden Administration Proposes to Spend $500 Million on Food Production

The Biden administration is calling on Congress for $33 billion in additional support for the people of Ukraine, who are still struggling under the...
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