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Commodity prices and farm income may have been down, but U.S. tractor and combine sales closed out 2018 stronger, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

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This year “blockchain” moved from a little-known buzzword to a commonly used phrase in agriculture. If you missed it, blockchain is a distributed ledger accounting tool that promises better record keeping and reduced transaction costs.

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La Crosse Seed has acquired the inventory and brands of Heritage Seed Co. and has also agreed to take over the service and support of Heritage customers.

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers' (AEM) November U.S. Ag Tractor and Combine Report shows overall sales remained positive year-to-date.

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Competition is dialing into the export hay market, said U.S. Forage Export Council (USFEC) Director John Szczepanski at the California Alfalfa and Forage Association Symposium in Reno, Nevada.

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“The good news is that prices were up on Supreme and Premium quality alfalfa [in early 2018],” said Seth Hoyt as he reported on the state of the Western alfalfa and hay markets at the annual California Forage and Alfalfa Symposium in Reno, Nevada. “The bad news is that prices flipped from May to October.” Hoyt noted the decline in hay prices due to depressed milk prices and struggling dairies, as well as the tariff impact from the trade wars with China as affecting overall prices.

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