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Friday, July 08, 2016

Robots Are Coming to Agriculture. Will They Make Big Ag More Sustainable? � Environmental Leader � Environmental Management News

Robots Are Coming to Agriculture. Will They Make Big Ag More Sustainable? � Environmental Leader � Environmental Management News: Planting the Seeds of a Robot Revolution: How Autonomous Systems Are Integrating into Precision Agriculture, says that while cost is a barrier to widespread adoption, it is on the downward slope.

Gauging the impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture | MIT News

Gauging the impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture | MIT News: To assess the likely impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture, researchers typically run a combination of climate and crop models that project how yields of maize, wheat, and other key crops will change over time. But the suite of models commonly used in these simulations, which account for a wide range of uncertainty, produces outcomes that can range from substantial crop losses to bountiful harvests. These mixed results often leave farmers and other agricultural stakeholders perplexed as to how best to adapt to climate change.

Napa sees farmland total shrink slightly over two years | Local News | napavalleyregister.com

Napa sees farmland total shrink slightly over two years | Local News | napavalleyregister.com

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Extended forecast maps continue to fluctuate on heat and expected rainfall, causing wild swings in ag commodities. The volatility will continue until trade gets a better grasp on the remainder of summer's weather. Drew Lerner's weather outlook during our Summer Conference Series will be very interesting to hear.

Weekly Export Sales will be released this morning, a day late due to the 4th of July holiday. Estimates for the report are old crop corn at 500,000 to 700,000 tonnes, and soybeans 400,000 to 600,000 tonnes. New crop sales are estimated at 400,000 to 600,000 for corn, 500,000 to 700,000 for soybeans, and 400,000 to 600,000 for wheat.