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Location and quality of land continue to be main drivers of prices for a given tract of land. The lower supply of land for sale and the continued demand for agricultural land is maintaining general stability of the land market.
The more data farmers and producers can access regarding their fields, the better they can make decisions regarding how to manage their farm operations, experts say.
In contrast, McSpadden Gardener had patented the DNA sequence he performed on a bacteria â€“ native to Ohio soil â€“ that helps plants take up phosphorous, fight pathogens and withstand harsh conditions like drought.
The program allows agribusinesses to apply for an interest-rate reduction on new or existing loans or lines of credit up to $150,000.
We talked to the next generation of farmers, students, ag educators and millennials who play supporting roles in agriculture.
A Des Moines utility's plan to sue three northwest counties for polluting central Iowa's drinking water supply may have broad ramifications for state and U.S. farmers, who environmentalists complain have been too slow to embrace meaningful conservation practices
General Electric (NYSE: GE ) played a central role in the first plant, producing LEDs that could be used to grow crops while using less power than fluorescent lights. And with the plant's success this probably won't be the last we hear of LED farming.
Merge that data with satellite data already being collected by the government, and the department, Valivullah said, will be able to make unprecedented contributions to precision agriculture. "By applying precision agriculture and big data we can increase productivity by another 10 percent to 30 percent and make farmers more profitable," he said.
The agriculture department will rank the applications based on what farms are most likely to have the biggest impact on reducing runoff. The department has been working with university scientists and soil experts to determine what areas they should target.
"What's happening is (farmers) have their children and grandchildren starting to farm with some of these farm groups," Boblenz said. "It used to be one or two people invested in these farm operations. Now, you have several sons and grandkids," and they have to increase their farm land to provide for the livelihoods of each.