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World Food Prize Names 2015 Laureate By: 07/02/2015 @ 12:56pm

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh has been named the 2015 World Food Prize Laureate for his role in developing the largest nongovernmental organization to tackle food…

End of an Era for Corn, Soybean Futures: Exchange Goes Silent By: 07/02/2015 @ 9:41am

This Monday, the history of corn and soybean markets will change. After being traded on the floor of the Chicago Board…

Farmer Celebrates Freedom While Serving 6,300 Miles Away By: 07/01/2015 @ 11:25am

What will you be doing to celebrate your country’s freedom and independence? From 6,300 miles away, Leroy Kline…

Land O’Lakes, United Suppliers Plan Inputs Merger By: 06/30/2015 @ 4:53pm

Minnesota-based cooperative Land O’Lakes and United Suppliers of Ames, Iowa, announced Tuesday that they plan to merge their crop inputs businesses. Under the agreement, the first step will be to combine…

Secrets of Big Data By: 06/22/2015 @ 11:56am

A year ago at this time, Doug Applegate was beside himself dealing with the damage a massive storm inflicted on his family’s farm operation near Oakland, Iowa. “June 3 last year we got hit with a tornado…

Insight into Monsanto's Potential Acquisition of Syngenta By: 06/18/2015 @ 6:53pm

Even if Monsanto isn’t successful in its current negotiations to acquire Syngenta, consolidation in the agricultural field is inevitable. According to Mike Frank, Monsanto’s vice president of global…

Farm Beginnings Project Taking Applications By: 06/09/2015 @ 4:17pm

A popular, long-running educational program for young farmers is now open for applications, Minnesota’s Land Stewardship Project announced Monday. One of the most comprehensive farmer training…

Pork Profits Continue By: 06/04/2015 @ 6:39pm

The warm sunny weather at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday was a good reflection of the mood among pork producers attending the World Pork Expo there. The industry is profitable and is…

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