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USDA Ag Outlook 2022 highlightsUSDA Ag Outlook 2022 highlights

Acreage, prices, profits, income, interest rates and more were hot topics at the virtual outlook this year.

Jacqui Fatka

March 2, 2022

13 Slides

More 100 agriculture leaders and subject matter experts gathered for over 30 sessions at the premier U.S. Department of Agriculture’s virtual Agricultural Outlook Forum held February 24 and 25 virtually.

USDA provided their initial forecast for the agricultural economy, commodity markets, and trade in 2022 and discussed U.S. farm income situation. The speakers also offered an update on food prices outlook and farm income, supply chain disruptions and impacts of transportation, and innovations in climate mitigation and adaptation.

View the 2022 Commodity Outlooks.

View the full program replay.

View the overview of speakers and view presentations.

Click through the snapshot of some of the key data shared at this year’s event.

About the Author(s)

Jacqui Fatka

Policy editor, Farm Futures

Jacqui Fatka grew up on a diversified livestock and grain farm in southwest Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications, with a minor in agriculture education, in 2003. She’s been writing for agricultural audiences ever since. In college, she interned with Wallaces Farmer and cultivated her love of ag policy during an internship with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, working in Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Capitol Hill press office. In 2003, she started full time for Farm Progress companies’ state and regional publications as the e-content editor, and became Farm Futures’ policy editor in 2004. A few years later, she began covering grain and biofuels markets for the weekly newspaper Feedstuffs. As the current policy editor for Farm Progress, she covers the ongoing developments in ag policy, trade, regulations and court rulings. Fatka also serves as the interim executive secretary-treasurer for the North American Agricultural Journalists. She lives on a small acreage in central Ohio with her husband and three children.

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