Farmers and farmers’ markets have always been an important part of the local economy, but this year’s crop yields are looking pretty darn good.
This season, the average farm has grown 4.8 percent, and the number of farmers who have harvested more than a million pounds of food has been growing steadily for the past three years.
The average farmer is also now selling more of their produce to supermarkets and restaurants, which will help keep prices in check.
But for the next five years, there is no better time to visit farms than during the growing season.
That’s because there are several important changes that will impact the market this season.
For starters, prices have dropped significantly, with prices dropping by almost 60 percent this year.
As of March 1, the price of wheat, barley, oats, and potatoes averaged $2.99 per bushel, down from $3.00 per bushell in 2016.
The price of corn, rice, and soybeans has also dropped, with the average price dropping from $1.49 per bushe to $1 per bushen.
While prices have been dropping for many years, they are not always consistent.
The low price of grain in 2016 may have contributed to the sharp drop in prices this year, but it’s not clear that that’s the main reason why prices have plummeted.
While the price drop for wheat, corn, and rice may have been the main factor, other factors are also playing a role in how farmers have been able to sell their crops so cheaply.
One of those factors is the drought.
For decades, farmers have had to fight over the dwindling supply of corn and soybean.
Now, farmers can sell corn for pennies an acre and soy beans for pennys an acre.
The drought has forced farmers to take a much more aggressive approach, which means fewer acres to harvest.
The result is that the price drops for corn, wheat, and other crops have not only dropped, but prices for all of those crops are down by as much as 30 percent.
“When you are growing corn and rice, you can sell the crop for pennish an acre, but when you are harvesting, you have to buy extra to cover the cost of corn,” said Chris Jones, director of farm economics at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service.
“That’s going to be the trend going forward.”
That’s why, when prices dropped this year for corn and other grains, farmers were forced to buy more corn to cover their inventory of corn.
If prices dropped for all the other crops, it could also make it harder for farmers to sell at a profit.
For some farmers, this could have been a bad sign.
For example, Bob Jones, who has owned a small farm in the southern part of Virginia for decades, has been farming for a while now.
In recent years, Jones has been selling his wheat to supplement his income.
But in 2017, the cost for the wheat he sells has gone down, and he’s able to make a much bigger profit by selling corn.
“I sold corn because I couldn’t get it back to a profit,” Jones said.
“So the wheat just didn’t sell.
I didn’t get enough money in it to pay the rent.”
This is also the case for Mike Rinaldi, who is selling his corn.
His prices have gone up since last year.
“If we don’t have this year of good crops, and there are no more bad crops, I will probably go in the other direction,” Rinali said.
Rinali, who said he’s seen the market fall by 30 percent, said it is likely that farmers will start selling their corn in 2018, but that there will be a big drop off in corn prices.
The USDA’s Price Waterhouse Coopers predicts that by 2021, corn will be down by 40 percent, followed by wheat by 40 and soy by 40.
For farmers like Rinalis, the impact of the drought is a bigger concern.
“The drought has been very bad for corn prices,” he said.
The impact on the price-per-acre for wheat and other grain crops has also been very negative, according to the USDA.
While there has been some price drops this year in wheat, the rate of drop is much lower than what has happened for other crops.
For wheat, a USDA report found that average price dropped from $2,764 in 2016 to $2 (a 30 percent drop) in 2017.
For soybeans, the USDA report said the average decreased from $639 in 2016, to $539 in 2017 and then from $732 in 2017 to $734 in 2018.
While prices for corn have dropped in recent years by 30 to 40 percent and soy has also decreased in recent months, they all have been offset by a price increase in corn and wheat, according a USDA study.
This means farmers who sell their corn and the soybean that goes with it will