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Agricultural

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Two Red Flags for Agriculture

American Farm Bureau Federation economist Bob Young is watching two red flags for the agriculture economy – land as collateral and FSA loan defaults. Read more

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Insects

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Insect Traits Evolving for Ongoing Bug Battles

American cotton producers of a certain age can attest to how much of a blessing Bt traits have been on the farm. Bollgard first appeared in 1996, and farmers were suddenly able to control earworm and tobacco budworms without the excessive spraying they had become accustomed to. Years later, a[…]

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Precision Agriculture

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Why Climate Corporation Bought This Estonian Software Company

Climate recently announced it has acquired VitalFields, a farm management software company based in Estonia. VitalFields allows farmers to plan, manage and analyze all field activities. It simplifies farmers’ ability to track and report all of their crop inputs digitally, which helps them show compliance with EU environmental standards. Read[…]

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Precision Ag Insights: Key To Profitability In The Tough Years

Grading the performance of crop producers in today’s production environment will be based on how well they implement the 4Rs. Putting the right nutrients at the right rate at the right time in the right place is the renewed mantra within the ranks of precision agriculture. Read more

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Production Reports

Worldwide Agriculture

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Poor Nutrition Around the World

Although we’ve all seen photos of emaciated children from Africa on TV, that is but one type of poor nutrition faced by people not only in developing countries but also in the developed world. Read more

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Food Trends

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Tyson Launches Venture-Capital Fund

Tyson Foods Inc. is launching a venture-capital fund to invest in high-tech products and services that could help refresh its stable of products, which include chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers. Read more

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