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USDA projects U.S. corn will set new record

U.S. corn production is expected to hit a record 14 billion bushels, with soybean production predicted to reach a record 3.82 billion, up 16 percent from last year.
8/20/2014
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University analysis favors ARC option on this year’s corn crop

Those who fail to choose between Agricultural Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage will automatically be entered into PLC for Farm Service Agency farms.

8/20/2014
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Monitor: Rust unlikely to hurt Southern soybeans this year

After 10 years of testing, the USDA said there was little incidence of the soybean rust disease active on the North American continent in 2014.
8/20/2014
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AEM: Large equipment sales down from first half of 2013

Sales of combines and larger tractors through July were down from the same period in 2013, according to the Assoc. of Equipment Manufacturers.
8/20/2014
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Kentucky corn, soybeans get much-needed wet weekend

The saying "What a difference a day makes" took on new meaning after heavy rains moved through most of Kentucky from Aug. 8-11.
8/20/2014
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$6.9M Michigan grant to help push specialty crop bee study

 Michigan State University was awarded $6.9 million for a research project to develop sustainable pollination strategies for specialty crops in the United States.
8/20/2014
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Advice in beekeeping among Illinois farm market activities

Human diets will be bland should we run out of honeybees, O’Connell Farms & Apiaries owner Michael O’Connell pointed out during his "Beekeeping 101" class.
8/20/2014
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Illinois farmer elected to lead U.S. Grains Council into 2015

Illinois farmer Ron Gray was elected as the U.S. Grains Council chair during the organization’s 54th annual board of directors meeting in Omaha, in July.
8/20/2014
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Missouri universities to study climate impacts on state’s ag

Some Missourians, like others living in the Corn Belt, have long said "if you don’t like the state’s weather, just wait a few minutes and it will change."
8/20/2014
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Michigan forestry grants may be interpreted broadly; apply soon

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced it is taking applications for the 2014 Community Forestry Grants program.
8/20/2014
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