automation

Agri View: Job Losses Due to Automation

Dan Agri View, Technology

Everett Griner talks about how automation and technology advances have caused job losses in today’s Agri View. Job Losses Due to Automation More and more farming is becoming an automated industry. It speeds up production and increases overall output. Driverless tractors, milking machines, drone aircraft, just to name a few. It keeps growing. But, there is a downside to all …

Agri View: Dangerous Jobs

Dan Agri View

Everett Griner talks about farming ranking high in Dangerous Jobs list in today’s Agri View. Dangerous Jobs You know we constantly are reminded that being in law enforcement or being a firefighter is a dangerous job. When a policeman or fireman loses his life, it makes national news. When did you see any news about a farmer’s death? Actually, farming …

grape farming

Agri View: Grape Farming Expanding

Dan Agri View, Nuts & Grapes

Everett Griner talks about grape farming and wine production in more than just California in today’s Agri View. Grape Farming Expanding You know it takes good grapes to make good wine. California has always been America’s primary source of wine grapes. Grape farmers are among the nation’s most elite group. Of course, there are small and medium vineyards in other …

crop outlook

Agri View: Weather is Important for Crop Outlook

Dan Agri View, Cotton, Grain

Everett Griner talks about the crop outlook for 2017 factoring in the weather in today’s Agri View. Weather is Important for Crop Outlook Market analysts were predicting another tough year for cotton and grain farmers back in early April. In storage supplies of all crops was above average and early planting intentions from the March survey was higher than expected. …

talk wall

Agri View: Talk Continues on Effects of the Wall

Dan Agri View, Trade

Everett Griner talks about how the wall will affect agriculture in today’s Agri View.       Well, talk continues about the wall. What is it going to cost? Estimates range from 8 billion to 25 billion dollars. Whatever the cost, constructing that wall is not the only thing that generates financial repercussions. Trade, especially farm trade. Sale of farm …

big farm

Agri View: Big Farm, Small Farm

Dan Agri View

Everett Griner talks about the difference between a big farm, small farm, and a medium sized farm in America in today’s Agri View.       Big farm, small farm. What is the difference? Well if the gross annual income is 350 thousand dollars per year or less, that is a small farm. In 2015, 42 percent were small farms. …

food cost

Agri View: Food Cost Drops in 2016

Dan Agri View

    Everett Griner talks about food cost dropping in 2016 in today’s Agri View.         More than one agency keeps a tab on what we in America pay for food we consume. The Consumer Price Index is the most accepted source for yearly spending. For instance, we paid less for the foods consumed at home in …

food labels

Agri View: Food Labels Confuse People

Dan Agri View

Everett Griner talks about food labels and why they are so confusing in today’s Agri View.         Consumers all over the world want to know what goes into the food they buy. Those same consumers are confused about some of the things they read. Over 80 percent of those surveyed thought organic meant no pesticides. Most said …