Why is the American farmer dying?
By POLITICO StaffApril 16, 2018 – 09:51:54 The farmers who live in rural America have seen their farm yields shrink by a third since the mid-1990s, but the crop-growing population is growing.
This is according to a new report from The Farm Bureau that estimates the country’s farmers are expected to grow a record 5.6 million acres this year.
That’s the fourth-largest harvest in U.S. history, topping corn, wheat and soybeans.
The report, produced by the Center for Agriculture Policy and Research and the Agriculture Institute, notes that while the number of acres grown has shrunk, the number and type of crops grown has increased.
The report cites “overproduction” of corn, soybeans, rice, barley, and potatoes as factors that are contributing to the shrinking crop production.
The study found that more than two-thirds of the corn planted in the United States in 2018 was in corn-producing states, including Texas, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina.
It found that corn production in Iowa, the nation’s largest corn producer, increased by about 15% between 2018 and 2019.
The largest increase was in Texas, where corn production increased by more than 30%.
In California, which is also a major corn producer and the nation of the second-largest soybean exporter, the percentage of soybeans grown rose by nearly 40%.
The report notes that in 2017, nearly 7.4 million acres of crops were planted, up from 7.2 million acres in 2017.
However, the report notes “the number of farmers and crop types is expected to be similar to the past decade, even though crop production is projected to be larger.”
The report also notes that farmers have been struggling with a crop shortage.
It notes that more-than a third of all farmers in the U.s. planted less than 50% of the acres they planted in 2017 but now are seeing a shortage of some types of crops.
The number of farms reporting a loss of at least one crop due to crop shortages has increased to 4.6% in 2017 from 2.8% in 2016.
About 3.5 million farmers lost at least 1 crop during that period.
The decline in crop production has been driven by crop prices, which have fallen more than 50%, the report says.
The price of corn and soybean has fallen over the past three years.
The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has forecast the average price of wheat for 2018 to drop by about 9% and the average for corn by 5%.
The price of soybean is expected by USDA to drop more than 45% over the next five years.
In addition, the price of cotton is projected by USDA officials to fall by more that 60% in 2018.
The USDA also predicts a drop in wheat prices by an average of about 20%.
The Farm Bureau also noted that the USDA is also predicting a drop of some crops, especially soybeans and corn.
The agency predicts that corn prices will fall by around 40%, while soybeans prices will drop by an even more dramatic 20%.
While farmers are feeling the pinch, the impact of the decline in farm yields is not being felt on the retail market.
The USDA says that the increase in prices will lead many farmers to stop selling their crops, but that it is still possible for consumers to buy a crop at a lower price.
The cost of corn to consumers has increased over the last two decades.
In 2014, the average cost of a bushel of corn was $0.06 per bushel.
By 2019, that average had risen to $0,039.40.
The cost of soy has also increased by roughly 30% over that time.
The average cost to farmers of corn is now $1.35 per bushe.
In 2018, it was $1,619.80.
For soybeans it was more than $2,200.
For corn it was around $2.40 per bus.
The overall cost to consumers of the price difference between corn and wheat has been $10.3 billion in 2018, according to the USDA.
The U. is also facing a shortage in corn.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, there were nearly 1.5 billion bushels of corn available in 2018 but only about 4.5 to 5 million bushelts of corn in 2019.
As a result, there is a glut of corn on the market.
The agency is also forecasting a drop by nearly 50% in soybean prices.
In 2019, soybean farmers could expect to pay $3.15 per busha for a bushe, compared to $3,934 in 2018 and $5,079 in 2019, the USDA said.
The new report notes, however, that the price increases are temporary, as they will return to their normal levels once prices for corn and other crops have returned to their previous levels.
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