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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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