RISING SUN, Wis. – It’s difficult to believe looking at the few buildings left in Rising Sun that it once made international news. Driving along the Black River highway, which stretches from near Lake Superior to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, it can be easy to miss the wide spot in the road on a ridge in Crawford County.
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SEYMOUR, Wis. – About 40 percent of U.S. farmland is rented and more than one-third of that land is owned by women, according to the American Farmland Trust. Forty-three percent of U.S. farmland – 388 million acres – is currently farmed or co-farmed by women, many of whom have a strong conservation ethic, the organization adds.
The lingering effects of COVID-19’s shock to global trade have resulted in a backlog of container ships waiting to unload outside the West Coast’s most critical shipping ports. Persisting congestion and related logistical obstacles threaten U.S. farmer and rancher ability to meet much-welcome increases in foreign demand.
Grain markets received a mixed update from the USDA in the latest Supply and Demand report.