Land O’Lakes CEO: Big Data Is Helping Farmers Deal With Climate Swings

What role should big data play on the farm? According to Land O’Lakes president and CEO Beth Ford, a vital one. The use of big data and technology in agriculture has long been growing in the U.S. But the necessity of using farm data to help mitigate inherent industry risks has never been more paramount. […]

Land O’Lakes CEO: Farmers Are in Crisis—and America Isn’t Paying Attention

Imagine, if you can, a computer virus that cut the productivity of Apple, Google, and Facebook in half. Or try to imagine Wall Street’s investment bankers seeing a season’s worth of deals washed away. Such calamities would dominate our nation’s news and drive swift political action. Yet that is precisely what America’s farmers face right […]

Farm-to-Table App Aims to Connect Chefs, Farmers, Butchers, and Vintners

Choosing a name for a company is never easy, especially when you’re bringing a new idea to market, like the farm-to-table app Arrivage. Its former name, Chef514, managed to fulfill the provincial language requirements of Qu?bec, Canada, which stipulates all enterprise names be in French, while also resonating in English. Five-one-four, Montr?al’s area code, is […]

America’s Farmers Face Challenging Times. Loan Delinquencies Hit a Nine-Year High

Farm loan delinquencies are at a nine-year high due to declining crop prices and tariffs, according to the Associated Press. Farm Service Agency loans (aka FSA loans). FSA loans are issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) when borrowers do not qualify with commercial financial lending institutions, and many of those government-backed loans come […]