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Farmer Age: Not a Problem, But an Opportunity

  • May 22, 2024

Carl Zulauf, an agricultural economist emeritus from The Ohio State University, recently spoke with Todd Gleason University of Illinois Extension farm broadcaster about the age of U.S. farmers.
Zulauf’s farmdoc Daily article, titled “Age of U.S. Farmers: Not a Problem” challenges the common perception that an aging farmer population signifies trouble for American agriculture.
Dispelling the Myth of a Farmer Aging Crisis
Zulauf acknowledges that farmers are, on average, older than the general population.…

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Sep 6 | USDA Weekly Crop Progress State Reports

  • September 6, 2022

USDA reported on September 6, 2022 that 92% of the corn had reached the dough stage, 63% was dented, and that 15% had reached maturity. The condition of the corn crop was 54% good to excellent the same as the previous week.
94% of the soybeans have set pods, 10% are dropping leaves, and the condition of crop is 57% good to excellent the same as last week and last year.
Here are weekly crop progress updates from the states of Iowa,…

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