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Insects as High-Protein Animal Feed…What You Need to Know

French startup Ÿnsect is so confident that insects can revolutionize the global food chain that they are building the world’s largest bug farm in France. The company just added an additional $224 million in funding that for the first time attracted U.S. backers, including Los Angeles-based Upfront Ventures and the Robert Downey Jr. financed FootPrint …

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Is this Agriculture’s Next Great Tool?

While digital tools and the data collected from sensors, spreadsheets and GPS struggle to fully capture agriculture’s complexity, Alphabet’s X lab, the former Google division that launched the Waymo self-driving car unit has unveiled “Mineral”, a computational agriculture project working to take agriculture to the next level. “Mineral” is looking to change the current standardized …

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Corona, Crop Prices, the Election, and Investments with Tom Willis and Greg Beck

NEW “Highly Volatile” Zoom Call: Corona, Crop Prices, the Election, and Investments with Tom Willis and Greg Beck. This is one you don’t want to miss as I speak with Tom Willis, CEO at Conestoga Energy; Greg Beck, Senior Vice President of the Grain Division at CGB; and Andy Daniels about some hot topics of debate. Overall, …

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Make Sure You Know the Phrase… “Socially Sustainable Agriculture”. Eventually, it’s Going to Impact Your Operation and Ag Business. Below is a Good Example!

Cooks Venture had been working in stealth for many years as they bred and raised a proprietary slow-growth, heirloom chicken, taking into account the health of the animal and the health of the environment. Over the last decade, the team has re-imagined how selective breeding is conducted through more natural criteria and heritage lines, which …

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Argentina Becomes First in World to Approve GMO Wheat

Argentina just made agricultural history becoming the first country in the world to approve genetically modified wheat. The government approved the HB4 genetically modified drought-resistant wheat by biotechnology firm Bioceres SA, though it may be some time before farmers actually begin growing the new variety as no country in the world accepts GM wheat. Bioceres …

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Ag Groups Announce Support of “Keep GPS Working”

A growing number of special interest groups from across the country are banding together to oppose a controversial move by the Federal Communication Commission earlier this year that some say threatens GPS reliability. Agriculture groups including the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), American Soybean Association (ASA), Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association, National Corn …

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How U.S. Ag Exports Must Evolve to Meet China’s Changing Consumer

China has risen from a severely impoverished nation just a little more than 40 years ago to the second-largest economy in the world today. With the world’s largest population, it is also the world’s largest consumer of agricultural products. The country’s agricultural imports surpassed both the U.S. and the EU last year, topping more than …

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