For farm sector, the new normal looks like the decade-ago normal

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue drew a familiar picture of a fragile farm economy recently for lawmakers pondering the 2018 farm bill: income at half its 2013 level, high production costs, debt on the rise, and low commodity prices in the year ahead. “Conditions are testing the resilience of the American farmer,” said Perdue. By those… » Read More

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