The Ag Globe Trotter - Weekly
Current and previous weekly editions of Dr. Kohl's The Ag Globe Trotter are listed below. Click on a title to read the entire article.
Who would have known 18 months ago that inflation would be one of the biggest concerns in boardrooms, on Main Street, and for our farms and ranches? After years of stable prices and even possible deflation risk, the opposite end of the spectrum is now reality.Read Article
There’s no doubt that consolidation is occurring across all industries, including agriculture. In a recent webinar, a producer asked a very intriguing question, “What are your thoughts about the future success of small and midsize farms and ranches, given rising input costs and increased land values?”Read Article
In recent schools and seminars, I have often been asked, “Are there bright spots in the agriculture industry?” Let’s tackle this question from the perspective of young and beginning farmers and ranchers.
The Ag Globe Trotter - Quarterly
Welcome to the quarterly editions of The Ag Globe Trotter by Dr. Dave Kohl.
The younger generation of farmers, ranchers, and agricultural entrepreneurs is infusing a new energy into the agriculture industry and rural areas. This is challenging the agriculture communities across the spectrum including agribusinesses, lenders, policymakers, academic institutions, and others to align to better serve this segment. The young agriculturalists are very agile, innovative, and definitely more business-savvy than their predecessors. Let's envision a broad range of topics that will be the centerpiece of their success over the next decade and beyond.Read Article
More than 6.7 million people work in the agriculture and food industry. When related industries such as forestry, natural resources and food and beverage are included, the number of jobs increases to 22.2 million or nearly 11% of the United States’ total workforce. Employment remains strong in the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment sectors with 2.6% growth in employment opportunities over the past five years, or nearly 60,000 job openings annually.Read Article
The COVID-19 pandemic is a black swan event that has, like many previous unexpected events, accelerated changes in business, consumer and societal trends. Within that context, what other U.S. and global trends will impact strategic plans of the agriculture industry in the coming decade?Read Article