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ON THE FARM: A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST OF DATA

Farmers and entrepreneurs are starting to compete with agribusiness giants over the newest commodity being harvested on U.S. farms – one measured in bytes, not bushels, the Wall Street Journal reports. Startups including Farmobile LLC, Granular Inc. and Grower Information Services Cooperative are developing computer systems that will enable farmers to capture data streaming from… read more

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TALKING FOOD

State Farm Bureau communicators gobbled up observations from Kathleen Purvis, food editor at the Charlotte Observer, and Yvette D’Entremont, aka SciBabe (formerly Science Babe), during a session at AFBF’s SPARC Conference on Wednesday. Purvis said she and some other journalists strive to help people sort through the flood of information available about food but it… read more

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ESTATE TAX BURDEN

On average, a farm estate that owed Federal estate tax had net worth of $11.1 million and a tax liability of $1.68 million, paying an average tax rate of 15 percent. According to Internal Revenue Service data for 2013 (the latest year available), nearly one out of every six taxable estates had some farm assets.

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COMMODITIES CONFERENCE

Illinois Farm Bureau members are invited to attend the 2015 Illinois Farm Bureau Commodities Conference, titled “Farming: The Next Hundred Years.” The conference, scheduled for July 29, will be held at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Details online or check with your county Farm Bureau.

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TOP CO-OPS

USDA has released its list of top 100 farm cooperatives, and GROWMARK came in fourth.

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