Oct 9, 2012
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Drought Continues, Harvest Wrapping Up 2

Even though the 2012 harvest season is rapidly drawing to a close, most areas of southern and western Minnesota remain in severe to extreme drought, with conditions worsening in the past couple of months. The latest U.S. Drought Index places all of south-central and southwest Minnesota in an extreme drought category. Approximately 85% of the major corn- and soybean-producing areas in the U.S. are currently experiencing some level of drought, including most of the Western Corn Belt States and nearly all of the Plains states....More
Oct 9, 2012
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Brazil Overtakes the U.S. in 2012-2013 1

The Brazilian government’s supply agency, Conab, released its initial estimates for 2012-2013. If they materialize, Brazil will pass the United States as the top soybean producer for the first time....More
Oct 9, 2012
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Enthusiastic About the Future of Agriculture: Top-Ten List: No. 8

At the request of an ag broadcaster in the Northwest, I came up with the Road Warrior’s top 10 reasons why I am enthusiastic about the future of agriculture. In a recent column, I discussed number ten, the five dimensions; and number nine, technology convergence. Now let's discuss number eight on the countdown....More

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