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Ag Confidence Grows as Latest DTN/PF Survey Suggests Strong Future

Ag Confidence Grows as Latest DTN/PF Survey Suggests Strong Future

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Despite continued flat commodity prices, attitudes of U.S. farmers took a solid leap into positive territory, according to the most recent DTN/The Progressive Farmer (DTN/PF) Agricultural Confidence Index (ACI). The survey, which tracks farmer opinions of their current and future

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AgriFlyNetwork’s Mobile App Connects Growers with Aerial Applicators

AgriFlyNetwork’s Mobile App Connects Growers with Aerial Applicators

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Think of it as Uber for farmers needing an aerial applicator. AgriFlyNetwork, an Illinois-based company, has released a mobile app that connects growers who want an aerial application with pilots or ag flying services who might travel outside of their

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Sugarcane as a Bioenergy Crop? 5X More Profitable than Soybeans

Sugarcane as a Bioenergy Crop? 5X More Profitable than Soybeans

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 4, 2017

A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also produced more sugar, which could be used

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Rice: New Strain Could Help Farmers Predetermine Harvest Time

Rice: New Strain Could Help Farmers Predetermine Harvest Time

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 27, 2017

A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say Japanese scientists. This new strain could one day allow

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Farm to Table Rice Mill Opens in Louisiana

Farm to Table Rice Mill Opens in Louisiana

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 27, 2017

James Rice Farms announced today (3/27) the opening of their new rice mill in Prairie Ronde, Louisiana. A partnership between Beth James and Rolando Sanchez, the mill produces a new brand of rice, Prairie Ronde Rice and opened its doors

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Cover Crops: $6.6M Research Initiative Aims to Improve Soil Health

Cover Crops: $6.6M Research Initiative Aims to Improve Soil Health

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 22, 2017

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation launched a national cover crop initiative today during a special press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The $6.6 million research initiative, made

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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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Rising Demand for Organic and Non-GMO Grains Outpaces U.S. Production

Rising Demand for Organic and Non-GMO Grains Outpaces U.S. Production

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 13, 2017

Increasing consumer demand for organic and non-GMO foods led to a sharp rise in organic grain imports in 2016–prompting food manufacturers to explore new incentives for U.S. growers transitioning to organic production, according to a new report from CoBank. While

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Cotton Market Teleconference Feb. 10

Cotton Market Teleconference Feb. 10

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 7, 2017

Marketing cotton and want a bit more insight? The Ag Market Network will host a free cotton market teleconference on Friday, February 10, at 7:30 a.m. (Central). Our guest speaker is H.W. “Kip” Butts, senior cotton analyst with Informa Economics.

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Corn: Monsanto, 2Blades Foundation Collaborate to Combat Diseases

Corn: Monsanto, 2Blades Foundation Collaborate to Combat Diseases

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jan 30, 2017

Monsanto Company and 2Blades Foundation (2Blades) have formed a collaboration to discover novel sources of genetic resistance to devastating corn diseases. 2Blades will deliver these resistance genes in collaboration with The Sainsbury Laboratory (Norwich, UK), the leading global institute for

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