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Will China Turn to U.S. Soybeans as Brazil Struggles with Logistical Hiccups?

Soybean bulls are pointing to rising export tariffs for Argentine “soybeans, meal and bean oil”. There are also some logistical complications brewing in portions of Brazil that we are closely monitoring. This time period between more readily available South American supply might provide a little opportunity for U.S. soybeans. I should caution, the headlines might …

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Startup Develops a Pollinator Robot that Could Replace Bees

Pollinator populations around the globe continue to decline, a scary problem when you consider that we depend on them for about three-quarters of our crops. Israeli startup Edete believes it has a viable solution with its new mechanical pollination machine, which the company calls “a safety net for the world’s food security.” Last winter, beekeepers …

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Gaining Momentum in One of My Ag Investments… at the same time Helping to Improve Soil

Scientist are learning that tiny, symbiotic fungi play an outsized role in helping plants survive stresses like drought and extreme temperature changes, report scientists at Washington State University. We all know that some bacteria and fungi cause disease, but there are just as many that work in harmony with plants, helping collect water and nutrients …

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Bayer Announces Herbicide Breakthrough

Herbicide resistance has been a growing problem for farmers but Bayer says its researchers have made a breakthrough that could be a game-changer for producers battling resistant grasses. The bad news is it probably won’t be available for about a decade. Bayer’s scientists have identified a chemical molecule that’s proved effective against glyphosate-resistant ryegrass and …

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Putting America’s Land Usage Into Economic Perspective

America has one of the largest landmasses in the world at its disposal with over 3.8 million square miles, and that’s without taking into account either Alaska or Hawaii. In an interesting article recently published by the World Economic Forum, they raised the question of how America’s land actually gets used by our economy, meaning …

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Nine Generations Later Americas Oldest Distillery Still Running

Laird & Company is synonymous with apple spirits, producing the vast majority of all Applejack and American Apple Brandy on the market. The Laird family began distilling in America in 1698 after Alexander Laird emigrated from County Fife, Scotland, where he had already perfected his distilling technique. Apples were the most abundant natural resource in …

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