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USDA announces additional farm loan funding

| September 6, 2016

Farm Service Agency administrator Val Dolcini announced the funding to assist more than 1,900 approved applicants who are awaiting farm operating loans.

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Tight wheat supply for India brings hope for price increase

| September 6, 2016

Wheat traders and the industry remain hopeful tight supplies of the commodity in India could provide a small boost to global prices, and a potential rebound from 10-years lows.

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Big data means big benefits to farmers

| September 6, 2016

Big Data. Just the phrase can sound intimidating, but farmers have used it for years. What’s new are the ways of using and managing that data to benefit an operation.

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New concept autonomous tractors provide a look into the future of farming

| September 2, 2016

This year at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) and CNH Global revealed to the world their new concept autonomous tractors.

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Human brain evolution not possible without eating meat, study finds

| August 30, 2016

A recent study published in Nature magazine found that human brain evolution would not have been possible without eating meat.

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Egypt changes stance on ergot, again

| August 30, 2016

Egypt has reinstated its zero tolerance policy on ergot fungus in wheat shipments, according to Egypt’s agriculture ministry.

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10 percent of farmland to change ownership

| August 30, 2016

New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows 10 percent of all farmland will be transferred to new ownership by 2019.

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Time to push for TPP

| August 30, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, supported by the American Farm Bureau Federation, promises billions of dollars of new agriculture exports and farm income if approved by Congress and other countries.

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More milkweed in the heartland

| August 29, 2016

The Environmental Defense Fund wants to reestablish milkweed in the Midwest and they’re talking with farmers about the best way to do that.

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