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Farmers Business Network releases “The Voice of the Farmer” report

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Farmer’s Business Network (FBN), the independent farmer-to-farmer network, has released a research report on the state of American agriculture and the challenges facing farmers.

According to an FBN news release, The Voice of the Farmer report, “examines the state of modern day farming through a combination of candid interviews with farmers and analysis of millions of acres of real farm yield and thousands of farmer seed and chemical invoices and price records”.

“Independent family farms are the core of our food system, but are too often left out of the most important discussions affecting their livelihoods,” says FBN co-founder and VP of product Charles Baron. “We created The Voice of the Farmer to examine the most pressing issues facing farmers and what they mean for their farm incomes and the future of their industry.”

We discussed the report and some its findings with Baron and Matt Meisner, head of analytics and data science for FBN.

AUDIO: Baron and Meisner

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