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  • Kizito Okelue United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Business Title: KODGAV
    Job Title: Other Ag Professional, AgTech Founder
    About: Founder of AgTech company KODGAV. KODGAV is an AgTech platform streamlining access to African Agriculture using blockchain technology and smart data.
    Interests: Peanuts, Soybeans, Sustainable Agriculture, Apps, Telemetry, Marketing, Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Organic Specialty Crops

    Jacob Storey United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Business Title: Amazing Moves
    Job Title: Extension Agent or University Employee
    Interests: Human Resources, Succession Planning

    Samantha Goodman United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Business Title: Handy Cleaners
    Job Title: Ag Retail Professional
    Interests: Marketing

    Sawda Funds United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Business Title: Sawda Funds
    Job Title: Ag Retail Professional, Other Ag Professional
    Interests: Agribusiness

    Melissa Green United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Business Title: Handy Gardeners
    Job Title: Landowner, Crop Consultant
    About: Marketing manager at well-known London gardening company - Handy Gardeners: https://handygardeners.com/gardening/
    Interests: Sustainable Agriculture, Marketing, Timber

    Jurassic Tree Service United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Job Title: Farmer
    About: We, Jurassic Tree Services, offer complete garden clearance services in Exeter. If you decide to get help for your garden clearance job, we can undertake the following: leaf clearing, rubbish removal, leaf blowing, gutter clearing, waste clearance. Contact us today for a free garden clearance estimate or to schedule a free consultation visit - https://treesos.co.uk/tree-surgery-services-in-exeter
    Interests: Crop Protection

    Ninha Jones United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Interests: Dairy, Poultry, Cover Crops, Marketing

    How to get rid of powdery mildew on rose?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 20, 2018 

    Today when you come to your beloved rose bushes, you are surprised to find that your lovely roses are covered by a dusting of white powder on buds,stems and leaves... When the disease is mild,the growth of rose would be weakened, the young leaves are distorted and deformed,and the flower posture grows irregular, which affects the growth and loss of ornamental value. When the disease occurs severely, it causes early deciduous leaves of rose, deformity or incomplete opening of flower buds, and consecutive diseases make the branches of rose wither or the whole plant die, seriously affecting its quality and yield... Triadimefon is a fungicides with high efficiency, low toxicity, low residue, long duration and strong internal absorbability... Trichoderma harzianum is a also good choice used on rose to control fungus disease with no toxicity and residues...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Organic Row Crops

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  • Kizito Okelue United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Business Title: KODGAV
    Job Title: Other Ag Professional, AgTech Founder
    About: Founder of AgTech company KODGAV. KODGAV is an AgTech platform streamlining access to African Agriculture using blockchain technology and smart data.
    Interests: Peanuts, Soybeans, Sustainable Agriculture, Apps, Telemetry, Marketing, Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Organic Specialty Crops

    Jacob Storey United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Business Title: Amazing Moves
    Job Title: Extension Agent or University Employee
    Interests: Human Resources, Succession Planning

    Samantha Goodman United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Business Title: Handy Cleaners
    Job Title: Ag Retail Professional
    Interests: Marketing

    Sawda Funds United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Business Title: Sawda Funds
    Job Title: Ag Retail Professional, Other Ag Professional
    Interests: Agribusiness

    Melissa Green United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Business Title: Handy Gardeners
    Job Title: Landowner, Crop Consultant
    About: Marketing manager at well-known London gardening company - Handy Gardeners: https://handygardeners.com/gardening/
    Interests: Sustainable Agriculture, Marketing, Timber

    Jurassic Tree Service United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Job Title: Farmer
    About: We, Jurassic Tree Services, offer complete garden clearance services in Exeter. If you decide to get help for your garden clearance job, we can undertake the following: leaf clearing, rubbish removal, leaf blowing, gutter clearing, waste clearance. Contact us today for a free garden clearance estimate or to schedule a free consultation visit - https://treesos.co.uk/tree-surgery-services-in-exeter
    Interests: Crop Protection

    Ninha Jones United Kingdom, City of London, City of London

    Interests: Dairy, Poultry, Cover Crops, Marketing

    Jon Hoff United States, MN, Hutchinson

    Business Title: J & J Seed
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Marketing

  • The AgFuse Coffee Shop

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    Here’s a friendly place to connect with other AgFuse community members regarding topics outside of ag. Do you want to post a fun snapshot from your latest vacation, share a random meme, brag about your family, or so on? This is the perfect spot to do so.
    Interest: Fishing, Hunting

    American Association Of Urban Farmers

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    The American Association of Urban Farmers is an organization of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities focusing on advancing Indoor Urban Farming.
    Interest: Organic Row Crops, Marketing

    Verge Ag

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    Our product, Launch Pad, is the world’s first interactive software tool that helps farmers plan their operations specific to seeding, spraying and harvest. It differs from other agtech solutions in the market as it is the only product focused on the cohesive movement of equipment in the field. It creates a set of path plans, custom to each farm, that removes unnecessary travel, easily integrate into modern day GPS systems and requires no extra hardware. Our model has been developed to support farms of all sizes using any brand(s) of equipment.
    Interest: Canola, Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables

    Garden Clearance Exeter

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    We, Jurassic Tree Services, offer complete garden clearance services in Exeter. If you decide to get help for your garden clearance job, we can undertake the following: leaf clearing, rubbish removal, leaf blowing, gutter clearing, waste clearance. Contact us today for a free garden clearance estimate or to schedule a free consultation visit - https://treesos.co.uk/tree-surgery-services-in-exeter
    Interest: Canola, Crop Protection, Hemp, Orchard Crops, Vegetables, Fishing, Timber

    The Stull Farm

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    We are a family farm that believes in raising livestock in a caring and natural way. Our livestock is raised on pasture with many animals free-ranging. We currently raise Scottish Highland Cattle, multiple species of hogs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and turkeys.
    Interest: Beef, Grass-Fed Livestock, Poultry, Specialty Livestock, Swine

    Farm Shifts

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    Looking to transition to more sustainable practices? Wanting to get out of your current industry and into a new one? Experiencing a generational management shift? This group is intended to be a supportive and informational hub for ag folks that want to diversify or change their current systems.
    Interest: Organic Row Crops, Beef, Dairy

    The Hotrod Farmers

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    This is a place for those that are passionate about engines, cars, trucks, tractors, and machinery of any type. It is an educational group that invites an intellectual exchange from the community. Thank you and have a blessed day! Ray
    Interest: Projects, Purchasing, Repair, Shops, Tools

  • How to get rid of powdery mildew on rose?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 20, 2018 

    Today when you come to your beloved rose bushes, you are surprised to find that your lovely roses are covered by a dusting of white powder on buds,stems and leaves... When the disease is mild,the growth of rose would be weakened, the young leaves are distorted and deformed,and the flower posture grows irregular, which affects the growth and loss of ornamental value. When the disease occurs severely, it causes early deciduous leaves of rose, deformity or incomplete opening of flower buds, and consecutive diseases make the branches of rose wither or the whole plant die, seriously affecting its quality and yield... Triadimefon is a fungicides with high efficiency, low toxicity, low residue, long duration and strong internal absorbability... Trichoderma harzianum is a also good choice used on rose to control fungus disease with no toxicity and residues...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Organic Row Crops

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    Advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 31, 2019 

    Seaweed fertilizer is an organic fertilizer produced by accurate processing of marine plant seaweed as the primary raw material... Below are the advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants:1 Nutrient-richThe active seaweed fertilizer contains a large amount of non-nitrogen-containing organic matter, including 40 kinds of minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and iodine, and abundant vitamins, which are unmatched by terrestrial plants, especially seaweed polysaccharides unique to seaweeds. Alginic acid, highly unsaturated fatty acids and a variety of natural plant growth regulators can stimulate the production of non-specific active factors in plants and regulate the balance of endogenous elements. 2 Easily absorbed by plantsThe active ingredients in seaweed fertilizers are particularly active after they have been specially treated, and they enter the plants within 2 to 3 hours after application, and they have a speedy absorption and conduction velocity. Alginic acid in seaweed fertilizer can reduce the surface tension of water, forming a layer of film on the surface of the plant, increasing the contact area, water-soluble substances are relatively easy to penetrate the surface cells of stems and leaves so that plants can effectively absorb the nutrients in the seaweed extract...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Vegetables

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    Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019 

    What's Organic FertilizerNowadays, as the level of modernization of agriculture is getting higher and higher, sustainable agriculture is an important global issue... ” The definition of organic fertilizer is simple... Through the action of microorganisms, a variety of nutrient elements are released slowly to provide nutrients to plants continuously. Type of Organic FertilizerOrganic Fertilizers are different types of fertilizers derived from vegetable matter, mineral matter, animal matter, etc... For example, cow manure can control weeds and increases the moisture-holding capacity of the soil and increases air penetration in the soil...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Wheat

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    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Updated Dec 30, 2019 

    So, what about smaller purchases that you know will make you more efficient, purchases that you’ve been putting off because times are tight? You can easily become more efficient by upgrading your nurse tank capacity or buying a portable welder... What Is Equipment Efficiency? There is an optimal size for your farm based on whatever acreage capacity your equipment currently has... To gain field capacity, you want to optimally go wider with these machines rather than adding additional units... When we look at this cropping system annually, we ask ourselves where the bottleneck is based on our current equipment capacity... The 800 acres for each is optimal based on our current equipment capacity...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

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    A multi-species blend of wheat, vetch, winter peas and clover that was planted in October.

    On the Offensive with Cover Crops

    By Pat Rogers

    Published Jan 24, 2018 

    In the past few years, we have made a concerted effort to increase the usage of cover crops and other conservation practices on our farm. I have learned a lot of lessons from this experience but one stands out above the rest. Being a good steward of the environment and aiming to produce high yields don’t have to be mutually exclusive... So what does this have to do with cover crops? As mentioned above, in years where water is your limiting factor cover crops can help mitigate some of the water stress by increasing the soil’s water holding capacity and also by providing shade to the soil surface... Cover crops help row crops access additional nutrients in the soil profile through four different biological processes: 1) The breakdown of carbon from decaying cover crop residue, 2) Roots from the cover crops produce “exudate acids” which convert minerals in the soil into plant available nutrients 3) The cover crops act as a host plant for arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are microbes that have a direct effect on plant health and nutrient storage capacity of the soil within the root zone of the plant and 4) By producing additional Nitrogen with leguminous cover crops...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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    The Story of AgFuse

    By Pat Rogers

    Published Jul 16, 2018 

    In July of 2014, I sat in the audience on the last day of the InfoAg Conference in St Louis. It was my first major farm conference trip outside of somewhat local events that had been put on near my home in the Carolinas... By attending that conference, I was afforded the opportunity to hear some of the smartest minds in agriculture speak on and demonstrate how precision farming was going to change the industry as we knew it... Agriculture is a very unique industry for a number of reasons, but one of the more unique paradigms of ag is that it is an industry built upon the generous sharing of information among its participants... In the future, we’ll also have the capacity to add classified ads, job postings, personalized event calendars and local marketing bids...

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    The Critical State of Agriculture

    By The Crossover

    Published Mar 29, 2018 

    Farming is nothing if not but a series of decisions to be made, day after day, year after year. One thing that the best decision makers (across a wide variety of businesses and interests) tend to do is base their decisions on principles that stand the test of time and are true across a multitude of disciplines... As a person accumulates them through years of learning and experience, they form a mental toolbox that the individual can access again and again when needing to make tough decisions. A key mental model that originated in the field of physics is that of the Critical State... This means that it is likely that in the very near future, we are going to see farmland real estate exchange hands at a velocity that is unparalleled in the history of the United States...

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    Argentina rebounds thanks to partnering with Mexico, the newest and possibly wealthiest Associate Member of MERCOSUR

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 18, 2018 

    Moreover, Argentina's Economic imbalances could result in much lower rates of economic growth later in the forecast period. By the 1920’s Argentina was one of the world's wealthiest countries. Argentina has one of the worlds largest Agricultural industries and exports are a key element of the economy. Of the Major four provinces of MERCOSUR which contribute around 30% to the Argentina’s GDP and comprise of 61... Argentina is well connected through intra-city buses, commuter rail, trams and high-speed rails...

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    The Tax Benefits of Conservation Easements

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Oct 6, 2019 

    A conservation easement is a restriction on the use of land, voluntarily granted by the landowner to a conservation organization or to a government sponsored entity. The general rule for permanent conservation easement donations is that the property owner can take a charitable contribution tax deduction on their return for the difference in the fair market value of the land before the conservation easement and after the conservation easement. Currently, the donor can take a conservation easement charitable deduction of up to 50% of their taxable income in a given year. Should the value of the conservation easement charitable deduction exceed this taxable income threshold in the first year (because of lower than expected earnings or simply because of the size of the deduction), the taxpayer can use the remaining deduction over a fifteen-year carryforward period (no carryback is allowed and the same 50% taxable income limit applies during the carryforward period)... For simplicity, in our example we will assume there are no modifications)...

    Categories: Ag Policy, Agribusiness

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    Photo from https://priceonomics.com/how-the-lumberjack-became-such-a-deadly-profession/

    Health Insurance - Options for one of America's most dangerous occupations

    By John Moody

    Published Apr 14, 2018 

    But this article isn’t about the financial side of things... Why farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world According to the International Labour Organization, more than half of the 335,000 workplace fatalities around the globe occur in agriculture, making farming one of the most dangerous jobs in the world... Farmers and Health Insurance: Affordable Coverage is Out of Reach According to a new U... Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor Should You Consider Buying Health Insurance From a Healthcare Sharing Ministry? Are you considering buying health insurance from a healthcare sharing ministry? Consumer Reports explains how these Christian-based membership programs work and why they may not cover your medical costs... Instead of assembly line, crowded city doctor offices we were accustomed to, for twenty five dollars cash we got fifteen or so minutes per person with him...

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  • What are the ten functions of chitosan oligosaccharides(COS) ?

    By Cycle Plantgrowthregulator

    Published Apr 7 

    The optimal concentration of chitosan oligosaccharide:

    Categories: Crop Protection

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    Have the challenges of farming changed?

    By Ray Bohacz

    Updated Nov 23, 2021 

    Have the challenges of farming truly changed much over the decades or have our expectations changed? Has the affluence of our nation since WWII impacted our perception of agriculture when compared to 70 years ago? Do we need/want more now to feel that we are successful? As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I am sincerely interested in your thoughts on these questions. Thank you and please write as long a response as you deem necessary.

    Categories: Corn, Beef, Dairy

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    How do you treat powdery mildew of grapes?

    By Anonymous Member

    Published Oct 31, 2021 

    How do you identify powdery mildew in grapes and how do you get rid of or control the fungal disease?

    Categories: Crop Protection

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    What is a good percentage of organic matter in soil?

    By Anonymous Member

    Published Oct 31, 2021 

    What percentage of soil should be made up of organic matter? How do you measure soil organic matter? How do you increase organic matter in soil?

    Categories: Soil Health

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    What kind of land is good for wheat ?

    By Zubair Ahmad

    Published Jun 30, 2020 

    Explain what kind of land is good for wheat ? Is sandy/ land is good for wheat ?

    Categories: Wheat, Agribusiness, Irrigation

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    Has anyone had luck with an electric fence keeping deer off beans

    By Anonymous Member

    Published Dec 8, 2020 

    40 acres of 30” row organic food grade soybeans and the deer ruin about 3 acres around the edge

    Categories: Soybeans

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    What kind of on-farm research trials do you conduct?

    By Jerry Smith

    Published Mar 20, 2021 

    If you create your own on-farm trials, what kinds of trials? How long have you been doing that and what has your overall experience been like?

    Categories: Corn, Fertility, Operating a Farm

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    How to promote root growth in seedlings of corn?

    By Anonymous Member

    Published Oct 31, 2021 

    How do farmers promote, stimulate, or encourage root growth in crops like young corn?

    Categories: Corn

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    What are your impressions of Harvest Profit software?

    By Anonymous Member

    Published Dec 1, 2020 

    Categories: Apps, Marketing, Farm Management

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    What social media platform will take the place of Facebook?

    By Anonymous Member

    Published Jan 12, 2021 

    Currently, Facebook is highest social media platform among the Agriculture industry, due to the recent fallout, do you for see the Agriculture industry moving to another platform? If so, which one and why?

    Categories: Marketing

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  • Posted By Mark Smith
    Mar 31, 2021 

    #AgHistory

    Farming, at it's core, is about taking nutrients from elsewhere, and relocating these elements to the farm so that something can be grown in order that people can eventually consume the products that in turn contain these elements. Pretty basic. To that end, if we look at farming as logistics, we have to consider the soil as the primary "logistics node". As populations grow, they will eventually outstrip the carrying capacity of of a particular plot of ground (exceed the logistical capacity of that particular node). Poor practices will certainly outstrip them sooner. Historically, even the native Americans consumed the fertility of their ground, forcing them to move maize crops elsewhere. Connecticut Governor John Winthrop published in the 'Philosophical Transactions' of the Royal Society of London in 1678 that where the "...ground is bad or worn out..." the Indians used to put 2 or 3 fishes beneath or adjacent to each corn hill (about 6 inches high and 3-4 seeds each hill). Historically, it would be incorrect to say that the only cause of worn out soil (especially since it is a burgeoning field of study) is modern farming practices. Some practices certainly are more detrimental than others, but as the native Americans in Colonial times understood, there is still a limit as to what a specific plot of ground can produce. Interestingly, most of us in agriculture have heard of the three sisters, and have even seen cartoons with a native American placing a fish in the soil, yet failed to connect the dots as to WHY it was placed there in the first place.

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    Posted By Mark Smith
    Updated Nov 1, 2021 

    #AgHistory; Folks, this post is primarily in response to a question I received from farmer @Metin Ozsavran regarding pre-WWII pesticides. It is something each farmer should be able to discuss at a basic level but is not common knowledge. I assure you misperceptions about pre-WWII pesticides are currently being taught at the collegiate level (the implication in many current textbooks being that pre-WWII methods were safer for people than post-WWII). I ran across these misperceptions myself in two different Ag texts (in my classes) and these will continue to affect Ag policies in the future, since many environmental policy advisors and aides will also have read these same books. I do think you will find it interesting since I previously posted that pesticides date back thousands of years. Fast-forward to the 1800's in the United States and Europe: In the 1860's, the potato beetle was moving westward and decimating crops. During this time, someone began using 'Paris green', an arsenic based chemical used to color paint and textiles. Later, 'London purple' was used (another arsenical compound). A friend who is an expert in traditional textile making had mentioned these compounds were eventually banned in the textile industry after being identified as the cause of several deaths. I have not had time to find the source information on this but have no reason to doubt its veracity. These arsenical compounds were used to combat a variety of chewing insects, and kerosene-soap emulsions for sucking insects during this timeframe.Lead arsenate was used in 1892 to combat the the gypsy moth in New England, leading to powdered lead arsenate for the boll weevil on cotton, leading to calcium arsenate as a more effective version against the boll weevil in 1916. Hydrocyanic acid gas was used on citrus in 1886, and naphthalene on grapes in 1882. As populations grew, the greater intensity of agriculture drew greater pests resulting in heavier applications. Western pears were banned in Boston in 1919 due to excessive residues, and a few years later, Britain would not accept apple shipments from the United States for the same reason. The USDA eventually set up arsenic residue tolerances in 1927, and these were adjusted to lower levels than previously set in 1932 (to 0.01 grains/pound). DDT was invented in 1874 by German chemist Othman Zeidler, and became famous when Swiss chemist Paul Muller discovered its insecticidal value around 1939. I will post more as time and research permits, but the take-away is to always ask 'WHY' civilization adopted certain pesticides, and ensure we do not assume that reverting back to previous methods will somehow result in improvement. The best place to validate the above information (and much more) in one source is the 1962 USDA Agricultural Yearbook celebrating 100 years in agricultural innovation. Will share more as time (and AgFuse number counts) permits.
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    Posted By Brian German
    Jun 23, 2021 

    A total of $55.2 million is being made available through the new Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant program.

    https://agnetwest.com/new-usda-grant-program-to-increase-processing-capacity/

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    Posted By Poultry Farming
    Aug 28, 2020 

    https://thepoultrysite.com/articles/calcium-toxicity-cases-underscore-value-of-networking-for-knowledge

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    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    Aug 19 

    https://www.morningagclips.com/meat-processors-take-advantage-of-available-funds-to-expand-capacity/

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    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    Jul 22 

    https://www.morningagclips.com/community-gardens-are-the-highest-and-best-use-of-land-in-the-city/

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    Posted By Rick Foster
    Jun 1 

    Great news for South Dakota - On Friday a group led by Kingsbury and Associates and Sirius Realty of Rapid, City, announced plans to build a $1.1 billion state-of-the-art beef and bison processing plant that would harvest 8,000-head per day.

    https://www.agweb.com/news/livestock/beef/11-billion-next-generation-beef-plant-proposed-rapid-city-sd

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    Posted By Rodney Michael
    Mar 18 

    Every effort helps. Way to go Phoenix!

    https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/two-americas/one-city-is-offering-fellowships-to-encourage-young-people-to-farm

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    Posted By Rodney Michael
    Mar 17 

    Would be cool to see more of this happening -

    https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/a-farmers-to-table-restaurant-in-the-heart-of-the-city

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    Posted By Wheat Producers
    Sep 16, 2021 

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/10818-burndown-options-for-no-till-wheat-in-the-face-of-glyphosate-scarcity

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