Off-farm Income: How to Fix the Farm Income Balance

Off-farm Income: How to Fix the Farm Income Balance

https://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/vilsack-off-farm-wrap.mp3 A recent CoBank report completed by the University of Missouri shows 82 percent of farm household income now comes from off-farm sources. Most farmers cited reliable income as the top reason for off-farm employment, as one-half of farm households have negative farm income in a typical year. Health and retirement benefits were also cited […]

USDA trying to fix farm income balance

USDA trying to fix farm income balance

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) A recent CoBank report completed by the University of Missouri shows 82 percent of farm household income now comes from off-farm sources. Most farmers cited reliable income as the top reason for off-farm employment, as one-half of farm households have negative farm income in a typical […]

Meagre farmer’s income pushing people towards non-agri sectors

Meagre farmer’s income pushing people towards non-agri sectors

A family has never been able to survive on a farmer’s income alone, which is why people in the rural areas are turning towards other non-agricultural sectors, speakers said. Speaking at an event hosted by the Power and Participation Research Center on Saturday, MA Sattar Mandal, agricultural economist and professor of the agricultural department at […]

Specialised bank for migrants increases ceiling of income generation loans to Tk 5.0m

Viral inequality and the farmers' struggle in India

ARAFAT ARA | Published: February 13, 2021 10:01:40 Probashi Kallyan Bank (PKB) would increase the ceiling of income generation loans for migrant workers to Tk 5.0 million from existing Tk 1.0 million, official sources said. The products are ‘Rehabilitation Loan’ and ‘Bangabandhu Immigrant’s Large Family Loan’. ‘Rehabilitation Loan’ designed for returnee migrant workers, offers 9.0 […]