For a group of American farmers, their spouses and myself, Mato Grosso was the centerpiece of two-week whirlwind tour of Brazil as we heard about the double-crop production, heard about sugar cane ethanol and learned about the Cerrado reserves that basically keep further...
Drought conditions last fall affected winter crop emergence and establishment in central Europe. Below normal precipitation at the end of winter and less than ideal rain in spring could further affect winter grains and oilseeds in central Europe.
While commercial banks and Farm Credit system lenders hold nearly equal shares of farm debt, banks hold more non-real estate debt, exposing them to greater risks if the farm economy continues to flounder.
The government will be reopened for at least three weeks, but John Harrington conjures up possibly want ads for desperate job seekers otherwise denied more logical and efficient occupation by federal budgeteers.
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