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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Former student donates $3 million in farmland to Goshen College | WSBT

Former student donates $3 million in farmland to Goshen College | WSBT: The estate of a former student who attended only three semesters more than 70 years ago donated the land.

Working farms pause for holiday: Frontier Culture

Working farms pause for holiday: Frontier Culture: Frontier families in the Valley worked almost every day. Animals and crops needed tending, or the fire required wood, or housework meant�sewing and mending.

The most American of holidays, though, was a reason to bring out some fun diversions on Monday at the Frontier Culture Museum.

Sub-Saharan Africa agriculture to rise yearly to 2025 - Mineweb

Sub-Saharan Africa agriculture to rise yearly to 2025 - Mineweb: “Faster technology adoption associated with the emergence of medium-scale producers and�integration of smallholder producers into the value chain” will raise production growth even as area expansion slows, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization said in a joint report Monday.

WV MetroNews – Agriculture losses calculated from flood damage

WV MetroNews – Agriculture losses calculated from flood damage: Agriculture took a substantial hit from the June 23rd floods in West Virginia.� The damage to livestock and crops is starting to be calculated as West Virginia farmers begin to turn their attention away from their flooded homes to survey the costs to their livelihoods.

Enabling Smart Agriculture Through the Internet of Things Perspective in a New White Paper by Libelium and Beecham Research - Yahoo Finance

Enabling Smart Agriculture Through the Internet of Things Perspective in a New White Paper by Libelium and Beecham Research - Yahoo Finance: Developing Smart Agriculture with IoT technologies is a must if, according to the FAO, by 2050 worldwide food production should increase by 70% to feed 9.6 billion people

Monsanto Microsoft to invest in Brazilian agriculture technology

Monsanto Microsoft to invest in Brazilian agriculture technology: Monsanto Co. and Microsoft Corp. said Monday they would partner to invest in agriculture technology startups in Brazil.
Creve Coeur-based Monsanto (NYSE: MON) will join an investment fund in Brazil, managed by Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) with up to $92 million, Reuters reports. Qualcomm, a tech company, also is investing in the fund, the news agency reports.
The partnership will evaluate ideas for new digital tools for agriculture production in Brazil, with ideas that are chosen to receive initial...

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets will open today at 8:30 CT and will likely be impacted by weather forecasts on the opening.

Rains fell�over the southern portions of the Midwest over the weekend and the northern half of Midwest is expected to receive moisture later this week. However, some weather forecaster are using words such as “ridge building” after July 10th. This could create a resumption of buying in grains as details develop.