Industry News & Outlooks
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September 18, 2019

In the second quarter cattle update, we examined the beef sector’s search for stability amid tight profit margins. Unfortunately, the industry has yet to find stable footing, and in some respects the industry’s footing has become shakier.

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September 13, 2019

Agricultural producers who were impacted by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through a recently announced USDA program…

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August 21, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced details of an assistance program for farmers. The $16 billion package is aimed at supporting American agricultural producers…

Featured image for 2019 Northern San Joaquin Valley Update
August 14, 2019

The economic outlook for farmers in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties remains generally positive with sustained growth across several key commodities, though there are headwinds in the form of prices, production costs and trade uncertainty.

Featured image for 2019 Q2: Sonoma County Update
June 28, 2019

While most parts of the United States have seen a decline in the number of farmers, Sonoma County has bucked the trend with a modest increase from 2012 to 2017.

Featured image for 2019 Q2: Cattle Update
May 16, 2019

Calf prices steadily improved through the first four months of 2019 and drought conditions have significantly eased, but profit margins in the beef sector remain tight.