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More improvements to Lindsay's FieldNET
FieldNET by Lindsay offers growers the industry's first fully wireless solution to manage entire systems from pivots and drip irrigation to pumps and sensors.  At Husker Harvest Days we visited with Reece Andrews, business manager for FieldNET, about recent improvements to their wireless irrigation system.     AUDIO: Reece Andrews (1:50 MP3)  
     
Iowa's crops get welcome push from Mother Nature
The recent run of above-normal temperatures has helped push Iowa’s crops closer to maturity. As of Sunday, 58 percent of the state’s corn crop is mature.  That’s still eight days behind normal, but a good improvement over last week.  Corn harvest has begun in some parts of the state with 76 percent of the acreage... Read more »
     
Warmer temps help Nebraska crops dry down
The warmer temperatures in Nebraska the past few days have accelerated the dry down of row crops and lowered grain moisture levels, pushing the crops closer to harvest. As of Sunday, 63 percent of the state’s corn crop was mature and 76 percent of soybeans were dropping leaves.  Both figures are close to the five-year... Read more »
     
The economic impact of Wisconsin potatoes
A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater says potatoes contributed more than $522 million to the Wisconsin economy annually.  The Fiscal and Economic Research Center at U.W. Whitewater says the industry is responsible for 3,122 jobs which accounts for about half of the economic impact.  Another $16.8 million is collected by the state as... Read more »
     
$52 million to grow organic and local food economies
The United States Department of Agriculture announced grants of $52 million to support local and regional food systems like farmers’ markets and food hubs and to spur research on organic farming on Monday. $27 million is being awarded through the Ag Marketing Service (AMS) through the Local Food Marketing Promotion Program (LFPP) and the Farmers Market... Read more »
     
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