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USDA Slightly Raises Good or Excellent Soybean Crop Index; corn remains

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The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) slightly raised the index of soybean crops in good or excellent condition in its weekly crop monitoring report released this Monday. For soybeans, the index rose from 59% to 60%, and exceeded market…

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Côte d’Ivoire: cotton production down slightly

Cotton production in Côte d'Ivoire

Cotton production in Côte d’Ivoire fell by 4% in the 2021-2022 campaign compared to the previous season, to 539,623 tons, due to both drought and a long rainy season, a announced Friday the Minister of Agriculture. “The 2021-2022 production of…

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Next food price shock is imminent

Next food price shock is imminent

Plus 33 percent for milk, plus 70 percent for grain and almost twice as much for potatoes: producer prices for agricultural products are rising at record speed because of the war. Consumers are likely to feel this soon. Producers of…

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EU offers lump sum payment to farmers due to rising costs

The European Commission has offered farmers a lump sum payment to compensate for the increased costs they have experienced since the start of the war in Ukraine. The Commission says rising prices of energy, fertilizer and feed are hurting the…

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AGCO: The acquisition of JCA will speed up the delivery of machine automation

AGCO: The acquisition of JCA will speed up the delivery of machine automation

Acquisition expands design and software development capabilities to accelerate development of highly automated and autonomous machinesDULUTH, GA – AGCO, a global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and precision farming technology, announced May 2 it acquired JCA Industries, a leader…

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“Digital agriculture” aims to reduce emissions and toxic runoff

A climate revolution is beginning to take root in the agriculture industry. And it’s all because of a growing interest in synthetic microbes. Advocates say these specially designed microbes – when applied to seeds or fields – can help corn,…

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GERMANY WILL PROHIBIT THE KILLING OF MALE CHICKENS

The German government plans to ban the killing of male chicks after they hatch. According to official figures, this leads to the death of about 45 million birds a year in the country. The Cabinet has approved a law banning…

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90% success rate of the robotic tomato harvester

We’ve been following the development of the robot closely over the past couple of years, and now we have new news. Last year, MetoMotion partnered with De Ruiter to test the GRoW system at the De Ruiter Experience Centre. An…

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Farmers test drive an electric tractor

Non-profit leaders, researchers, scientists and farmers are teaming up to conduct the first field test of electric tractors in Oregon. The goal of the project is to identify the pros and cons of electric tractors. The team will study battery…

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Farmers in the USA are forced to break into tractors just to fix them

People began to grow food about 10,000 years ago, but the ancient Sapiens could not imagine that in the future, to harvest corn, they would first have to install a pirated Ukrainian firmware, and then sort out the OBD-II protocol…

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