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Sunday, March 06, 2016

1,025 acres of farmland going to auction - Columbia Basin Herald: Business

1,025 acres of farmland going to auction - Columbia Basin Herald: Business: Longtime Columbia Basin farmers Ron and Robin Fode have decided to scale back their operations after 32 years of growing potatoes and other crops in Grant County and will offer approximately 1,025 acres of rich farmland at auction later this month.

While Augusta farms decrease, production remains strong - Waynesboro News Virginian: News

While Augusta farms decrease, production remains strong - Waynesboro News Virginian: News: David Shiflett's perspective on the state of farming is as broad as anyone in the Shenandoah Valley.
Shiflett's New Hope farming operation includes poultry, sheep, beef cattle and crops.
And he believes that farming is alive and well in the Shenandoah Valley and in Virginia, despite a statistic that says otherwise.

Automation improving accuracy in agriculture | North Dakota News | bismarcktribune.com

Automation improving accuracy in agriculture | North Dakota News | bismarcktribune.com: Modern machinery is changing the way farms operate.

“Everything goes toward more and more automation,” production specialist Daniel Eslinger, of RDO Equipment, said of trends in agriculture.

Eslinger works with John Deere’s auto-steer and iTEC Pro technology for agricultural machinery.

For sale: Bill Koch’s $80m Aspen ranch, the wild west made very comfortable | US news | The Guardian

For sale: Bill Koch’s $80m Aspen ranch, the wild west made very comfortable | US news | The Guardian: The billionaire industrialist bought the picture of the infamous outlaw for $2.3m at a Denver auction in 2011. At that time it was the only authenticated photograph of Billy the Kid in existence; another, more contentious one has surfaced since.

Agencies helping veterans obtain farm jobs

Agencies helping veterans obtain farm jobs: Many agencies are working to get more military veterans connected to the agricultural industry. The goal is to increase employment opportunities in the sector for veterans and their spouses

The Recorder - Tapping in to spring: Early sap sweetens sugarers’ harvest

The Recorder - Tapping in to spring: Early sap sweetens sugarers’ harvest: State Agricultural Commissioner John Lebeaux tapped what was supposed to be the ceremonial “first tree of the season” Friday morning, to kick off the state’s “March is Maple Month” campaign to promote the first agricultural crop of the year.

World supply will impact Montana’s agriculture economy

World supply will impact Montana’s agriculture economy: We all wish we knew what what going to happen for agriculture in 2016. Agriculture in Montana is an economic force regardless of the good years or the bad years. We all prefer the good years. But to predict what is going to happen in the future is more difficult for agriculture than it is for Main Street business. If you are a Main Street Business and you’ve got a little extra supply, you have a sale and you reduce the price of your product by 10 percent. You sell 20 percent more product and you reduce your supply.

Precision Agriculture Pioneer, Farmers Edge, Partners with Grower Information Services Cooperative to Improve Productivity... -- SHAKOPEE, MN, March 4, 2016

Precision Agriculture Pioneer, Farmers Edge, Partners with Grower Information Services Cooperative to Improve Productivity... -- SHAKOPEE, MN, March 4, 2016: Farmers Edge™, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, today announced it has partnered with Grower Information Services Cooperative (GiSC). With a shared stance on data privacy, security concerns and sustainable agriculture goals, the partnership between GiSC and Farmers Edge provides grower members in 37 states access to the company's Precision Solutions package. GiSC growers will now have the flexibility to view data on both the AgXchange™ and Farmers Edge platforms, bringing together the cutting edge hardware and software with trusted advisors to facilitate the transition from intuition-based to data-based decision making on the farm. �