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    Meal Helps Soybean, Corn Markets Extend Gains

    Feb 16, 2018 12:14 PM

    Weather concerns continue to propel futures higher.

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  • USDA Food Box

    Food Box Idea Draws Criticism

    Feb 16, 2018 12:00 PM

    Food box idea draws criticism from Democrats, advocates

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  • Dan Anderson

    The Preferred Way to Make Machinery Repairs

    Feb 16, 2018 08:56 AM

    There are sometimes multiple ways to assemble parts when repairing farm equipment. The secret to optimizing repairs is to follow the “preferred” procedure.

    Installing eccentric lock collars on bearings is a good example. When installing a bearing on a shaft that rotates, lock the bearing’s lock collar in the direction the shaft turns. If the shaft is stationary while the bearing and bearing housing rotate around it, the lock collar should be locked in the direction the housing rotates.

    I tried to analyze the physics and logic behind which direction to lock an eccentric collar, gave myself a serious headache, and finally consulted several engineers with bearing companies. “Mirror the direction the shaft rotates,” or “Match the direction the bearing rotates if the shaft is stationary,” was their unanimous answ

    It was mentioned that when “setting” a lock collar on a bearing, more pounding is not always better. Hammering the set hole on a lock collar until it’s severely distorted risks creating so much torque between the lock collar and the bearing’s eccentric ring that it cracks the center race of the bearing. A properly set lock collar has only a minor distortion, perhaps a slightly raised edge, on the rim of the setting hole.

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    Want To Unleash The Power Of The Modern Farm? Unwire It!

    Feb 16, 2018 08:41 AM

    The 1920s may have been roaring for the glitzy urban crowd. But things back on the farm were still pretty quiet. That’s because rural electricity was about as rare as Google Fiber is today.

    However, it was the “wiring” of rural America and the technology that came with it that literally transformed it into an economic and agricultural powerhouse. Fast forward nearly 100 years and  many say we are at another crossroads. Once again one of history and technology.

    This time the “revolution” down on the farm will not come from the “wiring” but rather the “unwiring” of the country beyond the Interstate exit ramps. Over the past few months there has been a lot of talk about broadband infrastructure in the news. In January, President Trump made it a centerpiece of his address at Farm Bureau’s national convention. Even more recently there was a brief discussion in the headlines about the government nationalizing the next generation wireless network known as 5G.

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  • 2018 Olympics

    Food: A Serious Quest at Olympics

    Feb 15, 2018 02:06 PM

    From comfort to high-tech: Food a serious quest at Olympics. And you won't believe how much they're going through.

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    Stock Market Volatility Presenting Great Opportunity For Farmers

    Feb 13, 2018 03:16 PM

    Last week, the stock market saw swings of more than 1,500 points, where this volatility hadn’t been seen in years in some markets.

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  • Budget

    Trump Budget: Slash Farm Programs by $47B in 10 Years

    Feb 13, 2018 01:08 PM

    President Trump’s budget proposal is calling for cuts to the core agricultural programs. 

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