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  • Basketball Game Boosts Spirits After Kan. Wildfires
    In rural communities, Friday night football or Saturday night basketball at the local high school draws people together to cheer for their favorite team.  ..... Read More.
    AGWEB – General | Farming & AgricultureThu, March 23, 2017
    55 mins ago
  • Record U.S. Stockpiles Keeping Oil Prices Low
    Oil dropped as U.S. crude supplies rose to an all-time high while investors await a meeting between OPEC and its allies that may signal whether they’ll extend output curbs. ..... Read More.
    AGWEB – General | Farming & AgricultureThu, March 23, 2017
    1 hour ago
  • Oklahoma Family Overwhelmed After Support From Wildfires Arrives
    Rusty and Jennifer Colten live and ranch in Harper County, Ok. Jennifer’s great grandparents homesteaded in the Oklahoma panhandle and the land has been with the family ever since. ..... Read More.
    AGWEB – General | Farming & AgricultureThu, March 23, 2017
    1 hour ago
  • Oil Falls Amid Record U.S. Stockpiles, Upcoming Producer Talks
    Oil Falls Amid Record U.S. Stockpiles, Upcoming Producer Talks ..... Read More.
    AGWEB – General | Farming & AgricultureThu, March 23, 2017
    2 hours ago
  • Illinois Farmland Values Mark Second Year of Decline
    Farmland values across Illinois seem to ‘be finding their footing’ as prices paid for ag properties in 2016 moved downward a second year from historic highs reached just a couple years ago. ..... Read More.
    AGWEB – General | Farming & AgricultureThu, March 23, 2017
    2 hours ago
  • Large Family Farms: Few in Number, Big Output
    Farm Management News Byline: Chuck Abbott A quarter century ago, small farms generated 46% of U.S. agricultural production. Today, the powerhouse of production is the large family farm with more than $1 million a year in gross cash farm income (GCFI). They represented 2.9% of the U.S. farm total in 2015 but were responsible for 42% of ag output, say USDA economists James MacDonald and Robert Hoppe.  When all types of ownership are considered, there were 65,000 farms with $1 million or more GCFI. Some 90% were family owned. The remaining 6,300 farms included 1,760 corporations. Almost all of the rest were partnerships, cooperatives, or operated by managers on behalf of trusts, estates, families, or institutions. Most of the corporate farms had 10 or fewer shareholders.  “Large corporations play important roles in setting… ..... Read More.
    AGRICULTURE.com – News | Farming & AgricultureThu, March 23, 2017
    9 hours ago
  • Wastewater an opportunity being flushed away
    FAO today marked World Water Day by highlighting the opportunity that treated wastewater represents for agriculture, and improved food security and nutrition. ..... Read More.
    FAO.org – Ag News | Farming & AgricultureTue, March 21, 2017
    2 days ago
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