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Report: Climate Change to Shift Kenya's Breadbasket
Kenyan farmers and agriculture officials need to prepare for a possible geographic shift in maize production as climate change threatens...
Closing India’s Gap Between Beer, Barley
Barley is the most commonly used grain in the production of malt for use in making beer. ...
Questions to Consider Before Buying Farmland
Strong commodity prices have generated positive profit margins for most producers. A well-researched financial plan will guard against...
Corn Yield Prediction Model Uses Simple Measurements at a Specific Growth Stage
The ability to predict corn yields would benefit farmers as they plan the sale of their crops and biofuel industries as they plan their...
US Farm Lending Soars at Commercial Banks
Farm lending at commercial banks accelerated in the fourth quarter after solid gains in previous months. According to a November survey...
Iowa Farm Outlook - Looking Into 2013
With the 2012 production season behind us, attention is starting to turn toward 2013. ...
Innovation Train: How Cargill Moved 400,000 Bu of corn 1,300 Miles
One of the most well-known examples of Cargill innovation is the unit train — that seemingly endless string of grain hopper cars...
Private Industry Invests Heavily in Agricultural Productivity
Over the past several decades, private-sector firms have become major players in developing new innovations for agriculture worldwide....
Effects of US Immigration Policy on Agriculture
Changes being considered would affect the market for hired farm labor. Analysis by the Economic Research Service looks at the possible...
Study Chronicles Rise of Agriculture in Europe
An analysis of 5,000-year-old DNA taken from the Stone Age remains of four humans excavated in Sweden is helping researchers understand...
Food Waste of Processed Product at Retail, Consumption Level
Roughly one-third of the edible parts of food produced for human consumption, gets lost or wasted globally, which is about 1.3 billion...
Iowa Farm Outlook Shares Ag Outlook Forum Projections
Late last month USDA hosted its annual Ag Outlook Forum, and one of the highlights of the Forum is the release of USDA’s initial...
Australian Grains 11.2: Grains Outlook for 2011-2012
World wheat and coarse grains prices are forecast to remain relatively high in 2011–12 as a result of world availability of...
Crop Sensors
Choosing how much nitrogen (N) to put on corn fields isn’t something farmers take lightly. Many factors go into the decision,...
Flour Power
Holiday hosts seem intent on making sure that we’re very well fed. Everywhere you turn, there’s a snack tray laden with...
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