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Champaign County Farmland Sells for $15,375 Per Acre
March 12 - A 173-acre farm in Champaign County, Ill., sold for $15,375 per acre in a transaction that is believed to have set a new local record.
"This is the first time I've seen farmland prices... >>more
DuPont Pioneer and Mendel Biotechnology Collaborate to Improve Water Use Efficiency and Photosynthesis in Corn
March 12 - DuPont Pioneer and Mendel Biotechnology Inc., have entered into a license collaboration to evaluate and commercialize new gene leads for increased water use efficiency and improved... >>more
Farmers Produce Eighth Largest Crop on Record in 2012
March 11 - While U.S. corn farmers faced the worst drought in decades in 2012, they managed to produce the eighth largest crop on record (10.78 billion bushels), the National Corn Growers Association... >>more
ConAgra Foods, Cargill and CHS Form Joint Venture Combining Flour Milling Businesses
March 11 - ConAgra Foods, Cargill and CHS have announced a definitive agreement to combine their North American flour milling businesses to form Ardent Mills, a new flour milling company that will... >>more
Adequate Land Ranks as Top Concern of Young Farmers
March 8 - Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified in the latest survey of participants in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers &... >>more