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McDonald’s, Tyson Sever Ties to Poultry Farm Over Alleged Animal Abuse

Published Aug. 28, 2015

McDonald’s Corp. and Tyson Foods Inc. severed ties with a Tennessee poultry farm after an animal-rights group on Thursday released video footage from the facility that showed chickens being stabbed, clubbed and crushed to death.

Hart: Expect low corn, soybean prices this year and next year

Published Aug. 26, 2015

There is a lot of uncertainty about what the "too many shades of green" U.S. corn and soybean crops will yield, but Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart said it doesn't really matter.

Precision Agriculture Eats Data, CPU Cycles: It's A Perfect Fit For Cloud Servic

Published Aug. 26, 2015

One look at a chart of corn yields, which have increased four-fold since the early 50′s, shows that farmers are marching to their own version of Moore’s Law.

Farm broadcaster: Activists, misinformation trouble for agriculture

Published Aug. 26, 2015

Samuelson, a legendary longtime farm broadcaster, told a large group of Bayer Museum of Agriculture supporters that animal-rights activists and opponents of genetically modified organisms are a threat to the farming world.

U.S. Farm Income to Fall to Lowest Level in Nine Years

Published Aug. 26, 2015

Net farm income will drop to $58.3 billion from $91.1 billion in 2014, marking the largest percentage decline since 1983, including when figures are adjusted for inflation. The projected decrease would mark the second consecutive drop after incomes reached nominal record highs in 2013, according to the USDA.