This month's cover story:

Come Hail or High Water

Risk manager defies weather with irrigation tech and diverse crops


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  • Monsanto Drops Latest Proposal for Syngenta

    8/26/2015 1:20:00 PM

    The St. Louis-based company sweetened the proposed deal on August 18, raising its offer to 470 Swiss francs per share, or about $47 billion in U.S. dollars, and also upped the breakup fee to $3 billion. But that wasn't enough for Syngenta.

  • The Latest Drought Headlines from California, Europe 8/26/2015 12:00:00 PM

    As the California drought rages on, find out how it is affecting the state's agriculture industry and economy at large.

  • China's Yuan: What’s Changed and What Hasn’t in 2 Weeks 8/26/2015 7:27:00 AM

    China’s fifth interest rate cut since November and reduction to banks’ required reserve ratios seeks to break a downward spiral that engulfed global markets since the surprise move to devalue the yuan on Aug. 11.

  • AGCO Debuts Fendt 500 Vario 8/25/2015 4:42:00 PM

    Representing award-winning German engineering, the Fendt 500 Vario consolidates the proven innovations and features of Fendt's higher-horsepower offerings into an expanded product line in North America, ranging from 110 to 150 HP (107-137 PTO). 

  • Iowa State Investigates Grain-Drying Costs 8/25/2015 2:58:00 PM

    Mark Hanna and colleagues have just concluded a two-year case study that investigates drying costs at several moisture levels.

  • Don't Throw Your Lender Under the Bus 8/25/2015 12:00:00 PM

    Young producers should place long-term relationships over interest-rate hopping, one producer advises.

  • July 2015 Hottest Month on Record 8/24/2015 2:38:00 PM

    The month of July brought the hottest ever recorded global average temperatures, and the year-to-date weather is trending toward record warmth as well. 

  • Western Corn Yields Won’t Offset Eastern Losses 8/24/2015 12:00:00 PM

    It’s possible lower production will create temporary price rallies, but Pro Farmer experts say don’t expect a long term lift for corn or soybeans.

  • Backers of Wind Power, Solar Seeking Nebraska Tax Credits 8/24/2015 10:50:00 AM

    With Nebraska facing pressure to meet more stringent federal emission requirements, renewable energy advocates will push again next year for a state tax credit aimed at wind farms and solar projects.

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