At LIFT, we understand that farming is first and foremost a business.
With that in mind, we’ve developed a list of agriculture and business sites for growers and retailers to use for insight on the industry, and running a business in general:
Online Agriculture Communities
Agriculture Industry News & Blogs
DTN The Progressive Farmer: Minding Ag’s Business
This blog is operated by Marcia Zarley Taylor, and focuses on business topics including land, taxes, farm program rules, machinery economics, law and finance.
Farm Futures: This Business of Farming Blog
In this Farm Futures blog, Mike Wilson writes about farming from a business perspective, including stories on economics and finances as they pertain to farming.
The Agribusiness Council
The Agribusiness Council is an association that provides access to a communications network and representation for concerns to the government. The website includes links to each state’s chapter site.
Agricultural Retailers Association
The ARA’s mission is to keep ag retailers informed on issues that impact profitability. Their website provides resources to keep retailers informed and educated.
Government Resources for the Agriculture Industry
The U.S. Small Business Association provides references and resources for small business owners in all industries, including agriculture. The SBA agriculture website provides ag business owners with information on programs, advice for keeping up with government regulations, and much more.
Where better to go for industry information than the United States Department of Agriculture? The USDA blogs have something for everyone in agriculture, including up-to-date information on the economy and the environment.