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Farm data in custom farming contracts

As custom harvesters make their way across the United States and Canada this summer, I keep wondering what happens to all that yield data these machines are collecting. I am sure much of the data is forwarded to the landowners and farmers so that they can make decisions for next year. I hope so. But do custom harvesters address this in their agreements?

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Establishing corn silage value

Corn silage represents the base of many beef and dairy diets in the Midwest for a number of very good reasons. Properly harvested corn silage is an excellent forage resource that can be used in a number of feeding situations.

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Retail diesel prices continue to fall

Retail diesel prices continued to fall this week, seeing an average decrease in the US of five cents to hit $2.51. The 27-week average is now at $2.80.

The New England region saw the largest fall of seven cents to $2.67, bringing the 27-week average price to $3.05. Despite the large fall, the region does not have the lowest diesel prices-- the Gulf Coast currently holds that position at $2.38. The Rocky Mountain region saw the smallest drop of only three cents. 

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Dairy Expo Countdown: Plan your trip

“Dairy in our DNA” is the theme of the 2015 World Dairy Expo, set for Sept. 29-Oct. 3, in Madison, Wis. In preparation for this year's event, Dairy Herd Management provides a daily “Dairy Expo Countdown” feature during September. Today: Plan your trip.

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German food exports to China surge 47 pct in first half

German food exports to China rose almost 47 percent in the first half of this year, the Federal Association of German Food and Drink Industries (BVE) said on Monday, despite a slowdown in Chinese economic growth.

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