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Making Sense out of Complex, Scattered Farm Data

Plant breeding is one of the fastest-growing segments in agriculture and is expected to expand by more than 15% annually through 2023, driven by new crop optimization techniques and CRISPR technologies. But, in order for this market to reach its full potential field data around seed growth, crop protection and more needs to be digitized so that it can be ...
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Brazil’s Second Crop Corn Troubles…What You Need to Know

Brazil's corn crop has been one of the most closely watched in all of agriculture this season as weather has wreaked havoc on the country's growing regions. Brazil's unusual three-crop cycle adds to the difficulty of trying to forecast total production with harvest happening in one part of the country while a different area is just getting the crop planted ...
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Another Food Not Derived from Animals or Plants

A new dairy-free cheese from Superbrewed Foods joins a growing list of foods that are not derived from animals or plants but rather through microbes and the magic of anaerobic fermentation. It's another layer in the "alternative" food and protein category that could actually prove to be more readily accepted by consumers than cell-based meat, and more environmentally friendly than ...
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Inflation, Real Estate, Politics and Investment Thoughts with special guest Joel Ross, CEO, Citadel Realty Advisors and author of the highly acclaimed “Ross Rant”

Joel Ross began his career in Wall St. as an investment banker in 1965, where he handled public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and other corporate advisory matters for a variety of clients. During the seventies he was CEO of North American operations for a UK based conglomerate where he acquired and oversaw six companies. He also sat on ...
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Hot Topic in Farming… “Palmer Amaranth”

Palmer amaranth is once again a hot topic this growing season as the noxious weed continues its relentless spread into more of the country. Considered one of the most destructive weeds in agriculture, stakeholders have been frantically working on new solutions but as the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That's why agronomists ...
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Automated Crop Monitoring and Field Insights, Over and Under the Canopy

There are approximately 900 million acres of farmland in the US and less than 2% of the population directly works on farms. To ensure profitability, farmers and agronomists need to regularly scout their fields to ensure their crops are not being damaged by pests and diseases, but this work takes hours and comes with a large margin of error.A company ...
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How Goodyear and Soybean Checkoff Build Traction for Soybean Oil

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has been using soybean oil in some of its tires since around 2017 following about five years of research with support from the United Soybean Board. Now, the third-largest tire manufacturer in the world has committed to the use of only "sustainably sourced" U.S. soybean oil, effective immediately, while phasing out all petroleum-derived oils from ...
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Sizing Up Advances in Egg-Sexing Technologies

A long-time item on the egg industry's wish list is the ability to determine the sex of a chick embryo long before it hatches. Such technology is key to helping the industry end the grim practice of eliminating unwanted male chics. In Europe, some companies have already introduced "no-kill eggs" ahead of national laws ending the practice by 2022 in ...
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Here’s a Serious Cash-Crop to Consider… They Call it “Black Gold”!

One of the most expensive food items in the world is the elusive truffle, a species of mushroom prized by top chefs and eaters alike with a price tag to match. It can be a highly lucrative crop but the trick to successfully growing the "diamond of gastronomy" is as elusive as the truffles themselves. One company that seems to ...
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Kansas Care Facility Keeps Residents on the Farm!!!

Marysville, Kansas is home to a very different kind of livestock operation called The Lighthouse, which doesn't raise its critters for profit but rather familiarity. Cows, goats, and other farm animals provide the backdrop for The Lighthouse's memory support facility where they care for individuals suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia. The Lighthouse attracted attention this winter when pictures of a ...
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