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INVESTORS PLACE BETS ON SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

More big money investors are putting their money in sustainable farming practices, finding the investment appealing because it offers a broad range of investment levels and promises long-term growth. “Food and agriculture have emerged as two of the most promising areas to achieve social and environmental objectives,” said Amit Bouri, chief executive of the Global… read more

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POE: WE NEED TO BRAG ABOUT AG

IDOA Director Raymond Poe says farmers and agricultural professionals need to do everything they can to talk about ag, especially since some Illinois residents are far removed from the farm. “We should take every opportunity we can to brag about agriculture in Illinois, especially to our residents who might live in the communities and don’t… read more

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NATIONAL AG DAY

Tuesday, March 15 – recognizes and celebrates the abundance provided by American agriculture. Every spring, farmers and ranchers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and others across the country join together in recognition – and appreciation – of agriculture in our country.  Look for #agday2016 on Twitter.

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AG ROUNDTABLE

The deputy director for the Illinois Department of Agriculture told the Illinois Ag Roundtable today that challenges will continue into 2016 without a state budget.

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REVIEWING 2015

Last January ag economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar wrote about the 9 questions production agriculture would face in 2015. These questions were the greatest unknowns that they foresaw the industry facing at the time. Click here to check out how we fared.

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TECH INVESTMENT

Economic sectors, firms and people investing more in digital technology are reaping outsized rewards, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute. However, the report rates agriculture dead last in becoming digitized compared to other industries.

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LEASING GLUT

Farmers are increasingly leasing tractors and other equipment but it’s raising the risk of prolonging an equipment glut. Today’s Wall Street Journal looks at farm implement dealers and the slowdown they’re facing.

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DOW UNIT OPENING RESEARCH SITE AT UI

A subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co. is opening a facility in the research park at the University of Illinois’ Champaign-Urbana campus. Dow AgroSciences and the university announced the opening on Monday. The facility will focus on the intersection of technology and agriculture, as reported by the Associated Press.

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OPENING UP CUBA

American agricultural exporters can start opening offices and storage facilities in Cuba, under a series of steps finalized by the Obama administration to ease restrictions on business and travel.

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AG CAREERS EXPLORATION

Students from across Illinois used Wednesday as a chance to learn more about future opportunities in agriculture. More than 200 high school students from 23 high schools came to the Farm Progress Show to take part in the Agricultural Careers Exploration event. The program was put together by the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program Class of… read more

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