USDA 2012 Census of Agriculture Full Report Now Available

On May 2, USDA released the full 2012 Census of Agriculture data report. Performed every five years, the census takes an in-depth look at all aspects of US agriculture, and informs law and policymakers for years to come. In my last post, I reviewed USDA’s preliminary census report, which found that in general, the number […]

The Conservation Reserve Program Goes to Work for Beginning Farmers

A valuable resource for beginning farmers to get to know is the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which is run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and seeks to conserve water, soil, and wildlife resources by temporarily taking land out of agricultural use.  The USDA offers annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to farmers to re-grow […]