The Soybean Checkoff, which collects money and then invests it to advance soybean marketing and production technology, talks a lot about U.S. soybean farmers' No. 1 customers - poultry and livestock farmers.
Pork imports by China, the United States' biggest consumer, may rise to a record this year as domestic supply fails to keep pace with demand and low U.S. prices spur state buying to help ease high inflation.
China has made one of its biggest-ever purchases of corn on overseas markets, buying 900,000 metric tons of American corn and showing that growing Chinese demand will play an ever larger role in global grain prices.
We are getting into the best of year with cooler weather and crisp days that give a bit of excitement because it feels like college football and fall festivals. Even though it is the end of the growing season, everything from plants to animals seems to enjoy a break from the oppressive heat.
This semester, nearly 50 students are logging on and learning through an innovative program at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. They are earning their UGA master's degrees in agricultural leadership conveniently online.