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Friday, December 25, 2015

The Surfer at Home: Strider Wasilewski in Malibu - The New York Times

The Surfer at Home: Strider Wasilewski in Malibu - The New York Times

Mississippi River to reach flood stage, 17 ft, in New Orleans by Jan. 19 | NOLA.com

Mississippi River to reach flood stage, 17 ft, in New Orleans by Jan. 19 | NOLA.com: 1 / 3
Heavy rainfall totaling 12 to 15 inches is expected in areas feeding the middle stretch of the Mississippi River, which will flow downstream and cause the river to rise to 17 feet in New Orleans by Jan. 19, say officials with the National Weather Service's Lower

Farmland concerns at Oregon hits 4 million milestone – Natural Resource Report

Farmland concerns at Oregon hits $4 million milestone – Natural Resource Report: Oregon’s population now tops 4 million people. Whether the continued population increase negatively impacts agriculture remains to be seen, but the state’s land use protections are more important than ever, according to officials with the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

“Two must-haves for Oregon agriculture are land and water,” says ODA Director Katy Coba. “As more people come to live in Oregon, there is likely to be more competition for those natural resources. We simply need to continue protecting our agricultural production base to keep farming viable.”

Garrett’s Blog: Arkansas River Forecast To Climb 11ft By Sunday | Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

Garrett’s Blog: Arkansas River Forecast To Climb 11ft By Sunday | Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS: Major river flooding is expected on all major rivers in our area this weekend. Flooding will rival levels seen earlier this year in May if the forecast rain occurs as predicted.

Computing power offers access to land value information

Computing power offers access to land value information: Farmers can access a free Internet site – AcreValue – that lists the estimated value of a piece of farmland.

Using AcreValue’s map-based interface, users can zoom down to locate fields and view key data about those fields layered onto the map – acreage, estimated value per acre, and expected soil productivity based on the local productivity index.

Users can also download detailed reports for free for individual fields or groups of fields. The detailed reports contain valuation information, soil maps, and a history of crop rotations over the past five years.

AcreValue uses an Automated Valuation Model (AVM), which is common in the residential market to estimate farmland values.

Class III Prices Could Fall Below $14 in First Quarter | Agweb.com

Class III Prices Could Fall Below $14 in First Quarter | Agweb.com: Even though milk production has slowed and consumer confidence remains reasonably strong, University of Wisconsin dairy economists Bob Cropp and Mark Stephenson are warning that the first quarter of 2016 could yield some bleak milk prices.

Bullish Reports Give Livestock Producers 'Best Christmas Present You Could Ask For' | Agweb.com

Bullish Reports Give Livestock Producers 'Best Christmas Present You Could Ask For' | Agweb.com: On Wednesday, USDA announced a total inventory of 68.3 million hogs and pigs on Dec. 1. While that’s the largest supply since 1988, it was still lower than the market expected—and traders responded.