The US Farm Report (USFR) is a televised report on United States agriculture and agribusiness. Founded in 1975, the weekly news program has been essential viewing for farmers, growers, and agriculture stakeholders. It is typically broadcast early on Saturdays or Sundays and discusses activities concerning agricultural commodities, environmental and weather concerns, and various aspects of business related to livestock, crop production, and agriculture market activity.
The program was founded by broadcaster Orion Samuelson who also hosted USFR until 2005. It has been colloquially known as the morning farm report and was once also rebranded with the tagline Town and Country Living and briefly shifted some of its content to focus on outdoor recreation and sports.
What Is The Farmers Report About?
The Farmers Report features a variety of content concerning agriculture and related business, as well as various aspects of rural life. It is a magazine-style program that includes a series of segments, which are grouped into two separate half-hour portions. The first portion of the Farmers Report is aimed at agribusiness and developments that concern the production of cash crops and factors affecting those markets.
Weather and climate forecasts, roundtable discussions, and news segments are common during this portion of the program. The second half-hour is more consumer-driven, with a focus on agriculture-related products and features of living in rural America.
Where To Watch The US Farm Report
The US Farm Report is available online to stream through various media outlets and internet farm journals. It is also broadcast through RFD-TV stations and media affiliates on Saturdays and Sundays. In the past, the US Farm Report was distributed by Tribune Entertainment and carried on Superstation WGN before the channel became WNG America and later transitioned into NewsNation.
Field To Market And Understanding The Agriculture Supply Chain
Field to Market is an organization that’s focused on agriculture sustainability and other issues throughout the agriculture supply chain. It examines the impact of food, fiber, and fuel production and how these sectors can be sustained through a challenging future.
Field to Markets members include grower organizations, agribusiness companies, universities and academic groups, businesses serving consumer and retail markets, non-profit organizations, and federal agencies. They offer a series of programs and tools that are intended to support sustainably-focused farmers and businesses within the agriculture sector.