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Crop, biofuel organizations unhappy with RFS proposal
Commodity and biofuel organizations have spoken out against the U.S. EPAs proposed volume obligations for 2020 and 2021 under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.
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Microsoft, Watch extending broadband for three states
Now it is a challenge to run a farm efficiently or be a good student without broadband internet access. Its a quality-of-life issue, and things are changing.
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Low prices, weather, trade play into wheat and straw shortages
Low prices, extreme weather, and trade disruptions have contributed to current wheat and straw shortages in the United States, according to small-grains experts.
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Views and opinions: Dairy farmers calling for peer review of nitrate study
Mielke Market Weekly by Lee Mielke
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TSU professor to study effects of climate change on soil microbes
A Tennessee State University researcher has received almost $1 million to study how crops adapt to climate change – Jianwei Li, an assistant professor at the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will be using funds from a National Science Foundation grant to study the effects of high temperatures on cropland soils in Middle Tennessee.
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Proposed bill is designed to protect ag labor from heat
Increasingly warm temperatures have led the U.S. House to discuss safety guidelines in an effort to recommended standards addressing excessive heat. House Resolution 3668 was introduced on July 10 and would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue standards within 42 months. It would provide guidelines for indoor and outdoor workers with protections.
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‘Drop, Cover, & Hold On’ effort to raise earthquake awareness
 After southern California shook from the power of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake weeks ago, emergency preparedness agencies throughout the nation – particularly in regions with proximity to known seismic zones – began warning residents about possible seismic activity outside the Golden State, including right here in the Corn Belt.
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Ag leaders grow Indiana-Mexico relationships with trade mission
A trade mission from Indiana to Mexico last week is a success to the state’s agriculture director and others.
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Views and opinions: The economics of the mechanical cotton picking machine
Editor's Notes by Connie Swaim
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Sale Calenday - July 17, 2019
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