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While food commodity prices have been broadly stable, the cost of importing food is set to rise in 2017 to $1.413 trillion, a 6 percent increase from the previous year and the second highest tally on record according to the FAO’s latest Food Outlook report published today.
Irrigated farm. Montrose County, Colorado. Photographer: Russell Lee. September 1940. Farm Security Administration. Library of Congress. Every Thursday a carefully selected old agricultural photo is featured here on Big Picture Agriculture — lest we forget how things used to be.
Cattle futures finished lower for their third consecutive session, this after posting contract highs just last week. Is the top in?
The high-level meeting to be chaired by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva will take place ahead of the Pacific leaders' participation at the UN Climate Conference COP23 in Bonn. While in Rome, the Pacific leaders will also meet Pope Francis and the Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
2009 photo of an ethanol plant in the Midwest Coincidentally, under the news item about China's move towards mega-sized pig farming in China featured here yesterday, I commented, "I've been wondering if this rather unexpected policy move by China has anything to do with Iowa's recent involvement... Read More
Soybeans are right back at resistance, is this an opportunity to reduce risk?
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Brian DeVore of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP), a...Read More