Jul 30, 2012
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Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders

The summer season is in full swing and my Road Warrior travels are taking me to various venues to address youth and their educators, including the National FFA, National Institute on Cooperative Education (NICE), and the NC Career Technology Conference, as well as other youth groups. The groups are full of energy and are open-minded to ideas about managing in tomorrow's agriculture industry....More
Jul 30, 2012
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Variable Drought Conditions in Minnesota

How bad is the 2012 drought in Minnesota? It probably depends who you ask, and what portion of the state that you live in. Portions of central Minnesota, including much of the Twin Cities area, have received near-normal to above-normal rainfall during most of the 2012 growing season, and have very little drought stress. This has led some observers to conclude that Minnesota is not feeling much impact from the 2012 drought. However, rainfall events in much of southern and western Minnesota have been much more limited and localized, which has resulted in some moderate to severe drought conditions throughout the region....More
Jul 30, 2012
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Drought to Boost Food Price Inflation 1

U.S. food prices will rise faster than prices for other goods during the second half of this year and next year, with the worst drought in more than a half a century expected to push up prices for meat, poultry and fruit, USDA said last week....More

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