"Our farmers are still dealing with issues related to Hurricane Michael, and now they are looking at poor prices," Jones said. "They never recovered from Michael. They never got any kind of disaster relief. Everything expense-wise is higher for farmers, except for diesel. With farmers not seeing good commodity prices, they aren't seeing a profit being made.
In his opening monologue Wednesday night, "Hannity" host Sean Hannity blasted former three-term New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg and praised American farmers after a newly surfaced video revealed some dismissive comments made by the candidate about farmers and their industry. "Let's not forget farmer Mike's aloof smug comments about America's great farmers," Hannity said. "He said I can teach anyone to be a farmer. You just dig a hole and put a seed in it and put dirt on top of that and add water and up comes your corn. I didn't know it was that easy."
What did the first farmers look like? New genetic research suggests that it depends on where you look. DNA sequencing of ancient skeletons has revealed that early human farmers were a genetically diverse group, according to a new study in the journal Science. The findings provide new insight into how agriculture spread throughout the Neolithic world. In the Mesolithic period, humans were exclusively hunter-gatherers.
Farmers' leaders in the United Kingdom are warning of a potential catastrophe for dairy farming unless action is taken. Owing to the coronavirus lockdown, fresh products that would usually go to restaurants and cafes are being thrown away. Farmers are known for coping with the unpredictable, finding solutions in the worst of seasons.
After Grant Farms CSA shuttered operations in December and declared bankruptcy in April, there are still about 20 current northern Colorado farms selling directly to the public. Most set up at eight weekly farmers markets scattered throughout Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor and Wellington. A new monthly Sunday farmers market in Timnath is scheduled to debut in June.