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Farmers, scientists divided over climate: Study

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows.

November 21, 2014 10:00 am Related

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Iraq war veteran-farmer enlists with ridge-till soil conservation programs

Iraq war veteran-farmer enlists with ridge-till soil conservation programs

DES MOINES — The USDA is helping Iraq war veteran Adam Boge, a first-year farmer, improve technology and other efficiencies in his new Ventura farming operation.

November 21, 2014 8:00 am Related

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Weather plays role in FIRST test

Weather plays role in FIRST test

The cool and wet summer weather played a role in yields from this year’s FIRST Seed Tests.

November 20, 2014 9:00 am Related (0)
Big data starts with collecting little data

Big data starts with collecting little data

NEVADA, Mo. — Steve Cubbage remembers coming back to work on the farm after graduating from the University of Missouri in 1995.

November 20, 2014 5:00 am(0)
DATA dependent

DATA dependent

ONARGA — It’s mid November in East Central Illinois, where rain has delayed Dave Ebert’s corn harvest. He still has 550 acres to combine, so he closely monitors the weather.

November 20, 2014 3:00 am(0)

Coming to terms with data ownership

Craig Hill understands the attraction of technology. But, like many farmers, he has a few concerns about what happens to all that data once it leaves the farm.

November 20, 2014 2:00 am(0)

Holiday market volatility presents opportunity

In the next few weeks, the corn and soybean markets will likely be in a volatile consolidation trading range. Jim Nemitz, a commodity broker with Midwest Strategic Investments based in Cedar Rapids, says the volatility will come from traders taking time off for the holidays. End of the quart…

November 19, 2014 3:20 pm(0)
Strong link between exports, farm income

Strong link between exports, farm income

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Farm export receipts reached $152.5 billion for 2014, strongly related to the U.S. farm income.

November 13, 2014 7:00 am(0)
Bumper crop puts focus on exports

Bumper crop puts focus on exports

With expected large corn and soybean crops this year, many are looking at exports to increase prices for those crops.

November 13, 2014 7:00 am(0)
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