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New data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Oxford Economics shows a positive trend in agricultural tractor and self-propelled combine sales for the next several years despite a brief tick down for 2020.

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The nonprofit Soil Health Academy (SHA) announced Feb. 13 it has received a $1.65 million grant from global food company General Mills to educate and mentor wheat and oat producers in targeted regions of the U.S. and Canada as they transition from conventional agricultural practices to soil health-focused regenerative agriculture practices.

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January 2020 saw mixed results in overall U.S. sales of tractors and self-propelled combines. Total farm tractor sales grew compared to January of last year while combines fell by a quarter, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

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Extension forage specialists with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and in the southeast U.S. would like your help in gathering information on hay harvest methods and time required for harvesting hay to help develop more effective forage educational programs.

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In the face of stricter environmental regulations, California dairy farmers are now able to apply for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) cost-sharing grants to implement Netafim’s innovative effluent subsurface drip irrigation (SDI-E) system for forage crops.

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Dr. Dennis Hancock has been selected as the center director of the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center (USDFRC), Madison, Wisconsin. His appointment was effective Jan. 19, 2020.

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