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Illinois: Ag Technology Innovation Summit, Champaign, Feb. 28

Illinois: Ag Technology Innovation Summit, Champaign, Feb. 28

👤By Stephanie Henry, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 15, 2018

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is convening its third annual summit on agriculture technology innovation and opportunities for entrepreneurship on Feb. 28 at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign.  Creating, developing, and building connections between entrepreneurs, industry, and

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Midwest Farming Has Influenced the Region’s Summer Climate, Study Says

Midwest Farming Has Influenced the Region’s Summer Climate, Study Says

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 14, 2018

Scientists agree that changes in land use such as deforestation, and not just greenhouse gas emissions, can play a significant role altering the world’s climate systems. Now, a new study by researchers at MIT and Dartmouth College reveals how another

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Mississippi: 3 Ag Producer Advisory Meetings Scheduled for Feb.

Mississippi: 3 Ag Producer Advisory Meetings Scheduled for Feb.

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Feb 2, 2018

The 2018 annual agricultural producer advisory meetings kick off in February as Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel report on current projects and listen to producer needs. Three producer advisory council meetings hosted across the state give the Extension Service

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Farming is a Noisy Business – Protect Your Hearing Before it’s Too Late

Farming is a Noisy Business – Protect Your Hearing Before it’s Too Late Updated

👤By Judy Biss, University of Florida Extension County Agent 🕔Jan 29, 2018

I wear hearing aids, so that makes the subject of hearing loss near and dear to my heart!  My hearing loss is due primarily to long term exposure to noisy equipment.  Let’s face it, farming is a noisy occupation!  The

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Mississippi’s Agriculture Remains a $7B Industry

Mississippi’s Agriculture Remains a $7B Industry

👤By Linda Breazeale, MSU Extension Service 🕔Dec 19, 2017

Agriculture continues to do its part to boost Mississippi’s economy as it remains a $7 billion industry in 2017. Agricultural economists with the Mississippi State University Extension Service released year-end estimates Dec. 19 on the value of state crops. The

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New Publication Aids Ag Businesses in ICE Raid, Audit Preparation

New Publication Aids Ag Businesses in ICE Raid, Audit Preparation

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife 🕔Nov 6, 2017

Ensuring workers are legally able to work in the U.S. and are properly documented is important for every agricultural business, whether it is a processing plant, a dairy or an orchard, said two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. Dr.

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Trump Administration Releases NAFTA “Makeover” Plan – Specifics on Ag

Trump Administration Releases NAFTA “Makeover” Plan – Specifics on Ag

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jul 17, 2017

The 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is about to get a makeover.  After months of saber-rattling in addition to using NAFTA as part of his campaign platform, Pres. Donald Trump’s administration released a Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation today

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Farm Family in Japan: More Similarities Than You Might Expect – DTN

Farm Family in Japan: More Similarities Than You Might Expect – DTN

👤By Urban C. Lehner, DTN Editor Emeritus 🕔Jul 13, 2017

When he’s not farming, he repairs roads. She has a part-time job in town. The adult son who lives with them is a wallpaper hanger. They help their daughter care for the grandchildren, they know everyone for miles around, they

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Florida Agriculture: Challenges, Opportunities And The Future

Florida Agriculture: Challenges, Opportunities And The Future

👤By Pete Vergot, University of Florida District Extension Director 🕔Jul 5, 2017

These past few weeks I have spent much time traveling around Florida attending the annual meetings of some of our important agricultural commodity groups, such as Citrus Mutual, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association. 

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Rail Shipping Rate Challenges, Discussions and No Action for 4 Years – DTN

Rail Shipping Rate Challenges, Discussions and No Action for 4 Years – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Last week, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and others responded to the Surface Transportation Board’s request for comments on improving procedures, saying that the nature of the SAC standard the board uses is the single greatest source of

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