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AGING FARMERS

About 12 percent of farmers are older than 75, according to the most recent Census of Agriculture, with the average age steadily increasing since the 1980s. For many farmers, getting out is tough. But getting in might be even tougher: “Somewhat related, the capital costs to enter into farming are quite high, which can be… read more

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FARMING FOR PROFIT

A new study from Iowa State University agronomists shows significant portions of Iowa farmland consistently lose money and could influence many farmers to change how they use some of the acres they devote to corn and soybeans.

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BIG DATA

FarmDoc says one of the unintended consequences of big data in farming may be more public attention focused on farmers. Researchers say societal and business motivations will increasingly require more extensive monitoring in response to requirements imposed by the public or by customers.

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SUCCESSFUL FARMERS

Texas A&M’s Danny Kleinfelter outlines in this month’s Delta Farm Press what it takes to be a successful farm CEO these days. A successful farm CEO should be a strategic manager, Klinefelter says, “someone who anticipates, adapts to, creates or drives, and capitalizes on change. The most dangerous phrase in the world of business is… read more

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AG’S FUTURE

The Des Moines Register is publishing this week another series on how farmers will feed a growing world.  This week’s series focuses on Chinese farmers and how they are modernizing.

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BIG VS. SMALL

NPR’s Dan Charles did a story Monday on farming trends gleaned from the recent 2012 Ag Census.  He profiled two commercial farmers in Kansas, but you could have done the story in Illinois.  Check it out: http://n.pr/1kKhBTD.

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