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Farm Business: GPS, Apps, Social Media, Drones are Tools for Success

Farm Business: GPS, Apps, Social Media, Drones are Tools for Success

👤By Leilana McKindra, Oklahoma State University 🕔Jun 13, 2017

It takes about nine months to raise a winter wheat crop and there isn’t much anyone can do to speed up Mother Nature. But, that doesn’t mean the unrelenting wave of technology sweeping every other conceivable industry on the planet

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Flint on Crops: Farmers Have a Sixth Sense – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Farmers Have a Sixth Sense – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Farmers are special people with unique skills that provide them with an advantage not known to those who have not been blessed it. The recognition that this is true is shown in the common statement that some people have a

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Agriculture is 100% Science Based – DTN

Agriculture is 100% Science Based – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 25, 2017

The rain didn’t deter the thousands of protesters who streamed into the nation’s capital on Saturday, April 22, to join the March for Science. They wrapped their signs in plastic, donned ponchos and marched on as the clouds alternated between

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National Agriculture Week Seeks to Educate Consumers

National Agriculture Week Seeks to Educate Consumers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Ask many Americans where their food comes from, and they’ll answer the supermarket, while clothing comes from the mall. Dispelling such notions is why today kicks off National Agriculture Week. Tomorrow is National Agriculture Day, featuring most of the themes and

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Farm Size, Productivity Focus of International Conference

Farm Size, Productivity Focus of International Conference

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jan 30, 2017

Economic researchers will gather in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss how agricultural productivity differs by farm size, drawing on new evidence from around the world. The conference–Farm Size and Productivity: A Global Look–will examine the relationship between agrarian structure

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Ag Politics: Why Trump Needs a Strong Ag Secretary – Commentary

Ag Politics: Why Trump Needs a Strong Ag Secretary – Commentary

👤By former Rep. Larry Combest (R-Texas) 🕔Dec 7, 2016

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack dished out strong medicine to fellow Democrats in the wake of the 2016 election: Stop writing off rural America. This advice came after President-elect Donald Trump racked up nearly 85 percent of the rural vote

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Farming and Big Data: Don’t Confuse it with Precision Agriculture

Farming and Big Data: Don’t Confuse it with Precision Agriculture

👤By Prithviraj Lakkakula, Research Assistant Professor NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department 🕔Dec 6, 2016

In recent years, there has been much buzz around the term “big data,” and most of the time, the term has been used loosely in the media.   The increase in the amount of data created, collected and stored in

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Farm Business: USDA Streamlines Loan Process for Small-Scale Operators

Farm Business: USDA Streamlines Loan Process for Small-Scale Operators

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 21, 2016

Small-scale farms and urban producers got a present from USDA this week in the form of a streamlined guaranteed loan process. EZ Guarantee Loans uses a simplified application to help beginning, small, underserved and family farmers and ranchers apply for loans

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Texas Plant Protection Association Conference, Bryan, Dec. 6-7

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 17, 2016

Agricultural technology will be the focus of the 28th annual Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 6-7 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. “We have an outstanding program that will give attendees the latest information on technology

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Land Ownership: A Family and Economic Bond – DTN

Land Ownership: A Family and Economic Bond – DTN

👤By Lance Woodbury, DTN Farm Business Adviser 🕔Oct 11, 2016

“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness.” —Thomas Jefferson Among all of the financial assets you pass on to the next generation, perhaps none is as valuable

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