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Demand for Farm Loans Rises, Available Credit Drops, Fed Says By: 02/11/2016 @ 12:06pm

DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)— With more evidence of falling farm income and increased demand for farm loans and loan extensions, economists Thursday encourage…

U.S. Farm Income Down for Third Year but Stabilizing By: 02/09/2016 @ 2:35pm

A continuing decline in crop and livestock prices will pull down U.S. farm income for the third year in a row, but this…

Crude Oil Will Not Stay Above $40 Again, Says Analyst By: 02/07/2016 @ 11:11am

Two years ago crude oil stayed consistently around $110 per barrel. Last year prices dropped significantly to $50 to…

All Systems Go for 2016 Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans Launch By: 02/03/2016 @ 1:27pm

The wait is over for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans. Monsanto announced today it will commercially launch the dicamba-tolerant technology for soybeans this year after receiving Chinese import approval.“After…

ChemChina Offers to Acquire Syngenta By: 02/03/2016 @ 6:39am

Acquisitions continue in the agricultural chemical/seed/trait arena. This morning, Syngenta announced that ChemChina has offered to buy it at a value of over $43 billion. The deal comes on the heels of an…

Farmers Urged to Be Proactive in Succession Planning By: 02/02/2016 @ 2:34pm

DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)—The snowstorm isn’t all that farmers are talking about at this week’s Iowa Power Farming Show. Off the exhibitor floor, how to successfully transition farm ownership to…

ChemChina Reportedly Close to $43B Deal for Syngenta By: 02/02/2016 @ 8:38am

China National Chemical Corp. is close to an agreement to buy Swiss pesticide-and-seed-maker Syngenta AG for almost $43 billion, Bloomberg Business and the Wall Street Journal are reporting. The acquisition -…

Farmland Prices to Keep Holding Steady, Economist Says By: 02/01/2016 @ 10:16am

Predicting that U.S. interest rates will go up in the next few years, real estate economist Mark Dotzour feels bullish about farmland prices.“The best investment you can make is in something you know…

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