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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...

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 •  December 7, 2017

This year marked the monumental milestone of the 175th anniversary for Case IH. Jim Walker, Case IH vice president, NAFTA, reflects on the anniversary year and shares a positive outlook for 2018. “Case IH is more than just Case and IH — it’s about the combined legacies and values of equipment companies, dealerships and farms that never settle for...

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 •  December 7, 2017

Paul Georgy serves as president/CEO of Allendale, Inc., a worldwide agricultural advisory and research firm that provides agricultural commodity price research and risk management alternatives for producers, major food companies, international corporations, foreign governments, and major news vendors. Good Morning! From Allendale, Inc. with the...

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 •  November 29, 2017

Phil Jacobs was just a teenager when his parents bought a scenic Kentucky farm with hayfields, forests, creeks, trails and a view of the Ohio River. Decades later, he still spent time there, maintaining the property as a second job and using its campsite for family getaways.The Lawrenceburg, Indiana, anesthesiologist was removing dying ash trees in...

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 •  November 22, 2017

(Bloomberg) -- Farm lobbyists are warily watching the tax-overhaul legislation moving through Congress, which comes with some favorable terms for them now but may have a big catch later: Less money for farm programs crucial to producers dealing with lower commodity prices. The farm groups are looking beyond the tax debate to a new farm law due in...