Blog For Tag "usda"

  • Iowa and Illinois farmland value declines while Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri gain in 2015

    posted by Sampath Jayasinghe on Friday, August 07, 2015 USDA released its annual Land Values report this week (August 6, 2015). Nationwide, farm real estate value averaged $3,020 per acre for 2015 which is an increase of 2.4 percent from 2014 values. The Southern Plains region shows the sharpest increase of 6.1% while the Corn Belt...

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  • Divulging Our Sources

    posted by Merlin Siefken on Thursday, June 25, 2015 Do you know what the following list of acronyms have in common? AMS, APHIS, ARS, CNPP, ERS, FSA, FNS, FSIS, FAS, GIPSA, NAL, NASS, NIFA, NRCS, RMA, RD. That's right, they are all United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies. You can find out more about each...

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  • Iowa Avian Influenza Update (6/10/2015)

    posted by S. Patricia Batres-Marquez on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Avian influenza (HPAI) continues to impact the poultry industry in the U.S., particularly in Iowa. Based on USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS) data as of June 3, 2015, the total number of birds affected by HPAI was over 46 million birds. More than 65%...

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