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State of Climate in 2017 – Extreme Weather and High Impacts

The very active North Atlantic hurricane season, major monsoon floods in the Indian subcontinent, and continuing severe drought in parts of east Africa contributed to 2017 being the most expensive year on record for severe weather and climate events.

 

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Highlights from the 2015 USDA ERS Farm Sector Income Forecast

U.S. Farm Sector Profitability – The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) has issued its 2016 outlook for net farm income which is forecast to “… decline for the third straight year. Net cash farm income for 2016 is forecast at $90.1 billion, down 14.6 percent from the 2015 estimate. Net[…]

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Peanut plants are much healthier today than they were 20 years ago and can handle corn earworm much better than they could in the past.   Read more

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