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Highest U.S. Spring Rainfall Ever

We knew this spring was wet but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in its State of the Climate report for May 2019 indicated that last month the precipitation total for the contiguous U.S. was 4.41 inches, 1.50 inches above average. Read More

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New Indigo Carbon Offers Farmers Revenue Potential

Carbon sequestration is the next major focus of Indigo Agriculture. Today in Memphis, Tenn., the company, which provides seed treatments and electronically connects grain growers and buyers, announced a goal to remove 1 trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Read More

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An Urban’s Rural View

Pilgrim’s Pride is the second largest producer of chickens in the U.S. Last year it churned out 156 million pounds a week. It’s a big supplier to KFC and is one of the sources of Costco’s famous $4.99 rotisserie chickens. In 2018 it had revenues of nearly $11 billion and[…]

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Trump Touts Success on E15 in Iowa Stop

President Donald Trump took a victory lap on the implementation of year-round E15 at an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Tuesday. He also laid out before an invitation-only crowd of farmers and government dignitaries a litany of accomplishments he said he has made for agriculture. Read More

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NOAA Forecasts Very Large ‘Dead Zone’ for Gulf of Mexico

NOAA scientists are forecasting this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone or ‘dead zone’ – an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life – to be approximately 7,829 square miles, or roughly the size of Massachusetts. The annual prediction is based on U.S.[…]

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