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Good news for United States agriculture: consumers are eating more meat. After turning lower on the heels of the Great Recession, U.S. meat consumption—including beef—is expected to continue higher into 2018. This column takes a look at consumption trends and what the USDA expects for 2018.

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It’s kind of hard to believe, but we’ve been writing this column for over three years. It seems each year is interesting, surprising, disappointing and exciting in its own way. We’re sure that 2018 will be no different. Let’s jump into what we see as some of the biggest issues for 2018.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released the latest estimates of net farm income. This report was popular and widely reported upon as it provided a rare, positive story about the U.S. farm economy.

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The most discussed trends in United States agriculture is likely the declining number of U.S. farmers and ranchers. This trend, combined with ever-growing global demand, has set the wheels into motion for U.S. farming and ranching operations to become larger over time. With operations expand…

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The magnitude of the farm economy boom—and subsequent slowdown—has varied across the county. Using the USDA’s state-level net farm income estimates, we can evaluate these variations of income changes across state by taking each state’s average net farm income from before the boom-era (2000-2…