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 •  April 19

A coalition of stakeholders committed to the expansion of broadband services in rural America today launched the first in a series of workshops to focus attention on the wide-ranging challenges to achieving connectivity, and the opportunities improved e-connectivity could bring to the people and economies of the nation's rural regions. U.S....

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 •  April 10

With its monthly new equipment sales report for March 2018, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) provides data for the past month and first quarter of 2018. “As we close the first quarter of 2018, we are still cautiously optimistic for continued growth this year, but it’s tempered by uncertainty in the farm economy,” says Curt Blades,...

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 •  March 15

In its monthly sales report, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) reports year-over-year increases in high-capacity equipment for new equipment sales in the U.S. Total sales of self-propelled combines in February grew 34% compared to last year and sales of 4-wheel drive tractors increased 9%. “We’ve been cautiously optimistic for some...

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 •  March 7

In its annual report, AgFunder is reporting agrifood tech investing got back on track in 2017 after a relatively subdued 2016. The past year saw a record level of venture investment–29% increase in year-over-year funding for agrifood technologies. The data used in this report comes from Crunchbase and AgFunder contributes a significant portion of...

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 •  January 17

Tattoos on crops? Absolutely. Want to know how much water a corn plant is guzzling or how fast a soybean plant is drinking? Stick on a tattoo and get an instant answer from a wearable plant sensor. A remarkably promising sensor may provide farmers with actionable information on the real-time drinking habits of their crops. Applied in a simple,...

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 •  December 26, 2017

The coming year is pivotal for agriculture because we will find out if we have entered a stabilization zone or if we begin another leg down, says Terry Barr, senior director, CoBank, Washington, D.C. Barr, along with fellow nationally recognized ag economist David Kohl, highlighted key differences in the current setback in farmland values and the...

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 •  December 22, 2017

On Friday, President Trump signing a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul touted for its lower corporate and individual tax rates. The President says it a "bill for the middle class and a bill for jobs." The final hurrah follows months of negotiations and speculation about what would ultimately make it into the bill. Farm groups and industry officials...

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 •  December 21, 2017

(Bloomberg) -- Monsanto Co., the seed company that agreed to be acquired by Bayer AG, increased Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant’s pay 64 percent to $19.5 million for fiscal 2017 after he missed out on a cash bonus last year. Grant, 59, got a $6 million bonus and $11 million of stock awards for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, along with a $1.7...

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 •  December 8, 2017

Bayer AG is set to get a so-called statement of objections cataloging potential reasons for the European Union’s antitrust regulator to block its proposed $66 billion takeover of Monsanto Co. as soon as next week, according to two people familiar with the probe. A precise list of objections may aid the companies by laying out regulators’ concerns...

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 •  December 8, 2017

The EU dairy industry continues to have growing pains, and once again some producer groups are hoping to shield producers from the pain of the inevitable low milk prices that result from oversupply in an unfettered market. Ireland is the most recent case in point. “Ireland has been one of the engines driving EU milk production higher since the end...