Craft beers are more popular today than ever before. The demand for hops is high, but most production occurs in the Pacific Northwest. Due to rising prices and a focus on local ingredients, Midwestern farmers are trying their hand at growing hops. Starting a hops farm here in the Midwest has big potential payoffs, but the costs can be significant. Farmers should make plans for the hardware, labor, and legal requirements to enter this growing agricultural market.Read More
The Schroeder Ag Blog addresses issues facing farmers, ranchers, and businesses involved with livestock, dairy, and meat production.
We are seeing a changing workforce in today's agriculture. More women have ownership roles in our farms and processing companies. Farms and agribusinesses should be aware of the employment laws that apply to them and should actively manage their workforce to maximize potential and minimize legal liability.Read More