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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Gold Is Not All That Glitters - ValueWalk

Gold Is Not All That Glitters - ValueWalk: When asked whether he’d rather have all the gold in the world or all the farmland in the world, Warren Buffett quickly chose farmland. At the end of the day, everyone has to eat and the world population is growing, creating a steady demand for quality food.

Illinois Farmland Down 8% to 9% | Agweb.com

Illinois Farmland Down 8% to 9% | Agweb.com: Prices paid for Illinois farmland as well as rates being paid to rent the same ground have continued their downward trend for a second year, according to a state-wide survey conducted by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. The results were released today at the annual Illinois Farmland Values Conference in Bloomington, Illinois.

Farmers expect to embrace more technology in the future | Stuff.co.nz

Farmers expect to embrace more technology in the future | Stuff.co.nz: Farmers expect to use technology more often in the future�and want better prices for their products, �attendees at a rural�conference in Manawatu have�heard.

Two farmers and a farm advisor talked to about�300 people at the Future Farms conference in Palmerston North on Thursday.

California farms added 30,000 jobs in 2015 despite drought | The Sacramento Bee

California farms added 30,000 jobs in 2015 despite drought | The Sacramento Bee: California’s farm industry kept growing in 2015 despite a fourth year of drought, adding 30,000 jobs even as farmers idled huge swaths of land because of water shortages.

Preliminary estimates from the state Employment Development Department show farm employment increased by an average 7 percent from 2014.

Futures hold lower amid data

Futures hold lower amid data: U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Thursday as traders eyed the release of several pieces of data and continued digesting the Federal Reserve's decision.

The Fed kept rates unchanged and lowered its projection of four hikes this year down to two.

Weekly jobless claims came in at 265,000. The March Philly Fed index was 12.4 versus minus 2.8 for February.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are higher on short covering and a weaker dollar providing hopes of improved export demand. The change in global central bank policy is providing an attitude change in investor outlook. Gold and crude oil are higher with the US Dollar under pressure.