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October 2015

Corn Hybrids: Southern Lineup for 2016

Learn more about the new lineups of hybrids from: AgVenture Midsouth Dulaney Seed, AgVenture North Carolina/East Tennessee Coldwater Creek Seeds, Dekalb, Mycogen Seeds, NK Seeds, Pioneer, and Terral Read More »

A Look at the Numbers

Because I am an editor, it is likely no surprise that I am not a numbers person. Adding more than a few numbers together is a challenge, and subtraction always requires a calculator. It’s sad and funny all at the same time. Thank goodness there are plenty of numbers people around, and I can appreciate the love they have for crunching those numbers, even if I don’t fully understand it. The USDA has a whole department reserved for numbers people – The National Ag Statistics Service. While looking for the crop production report today, I came across an interesting report on Internet access on U.S. farms, which I thought I would share here. USDA found that 70 percent of U.S. farms and ranches now have access to the Internet. According to the report, 43 percent of U.S. farms use computers for their business operations. Crop growers, at 47 percent, are more likely than livestock producers to use computers for business. In the livestock sector, 39 percent of producers use computers for business. Read More »