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Monday, January 11, 2016

Satellite Technology Making a Difference in Agriculture - Via Satellite

Satellite Technology Making a Difference in Agriculture - Via Satellite: The Internet of Things (IoT) has been mentioned in almost as many conversations as small satellites over the last 12 months. It is a hot buzzword as the satellite industry looks to play in new verticals that need connected devices. One area where satellite and cellular technology could make a greater impact going forward is in agriculture. A company that is looking to take advantage of the need for this enhanced connectivity is Field Intell, an outfit that develops turnkey smart monitoring solutions for its customers. Field Intell works with companies such as IRZ Consulting, which�provide water resource engineering with state-of-the-art technologically advanced irrigation, resource management (water, power and human) and conservation services to its agricultural client base.

‘Godzilla’ El Nino could put excitement in cotton market | Cotton content from Western Farm Press

‘Godzilla’ El Nino could put excitement in cotton market | Cotton content from Western Farm Press: “In the United States, we could see plantings increase from 8.6 million acres to a little over 9.1 million acres in 2016,” he said. “We could have pretty decent yields (of 828 pounds per acre) and 14.7 million bales in production. If we have a strong El Nino, it could easily be back 13 to 13.2 million bales this next year."

Oil prices fall for sixth day as recovery hopes wane - Yahoo Finance

Oil prices fall for sixth day as recovery hopes wane - Yahoo Finance: Oil prices fell for a sixth session to trade at almost 12-year lows on Monday as concerns about China's economic slowdown, reflected in a renewed slide in its stock markets, weighed on the outlook for demand this year.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are lower as South American weather supports improving crop conditions. Outside markets weigh on traders attitude with crude oil and China stock market under presure.

Price action for the first week of the year was the worst of all time in the stock indices. Grain markets were stable with corn down 1 3/4 cents, soybeans up 1 cent and wheat up 8 � cents. Traders are trying to get positioned for one of the most important USDA data release days of the year.

There are many�weather forecasters beginning to pull an