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Markets move focus to South American harvest

Weather and yield are some of the main factors in the corn and soybean markets.

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EPA delays reducing ethanol in fuel

Federal decision on reducing ethanol in fuel supply delayed

November 21, 2014 1:41 pm(0)

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)
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