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Kinze Manufacturing and Ag Leader Technology introduce new high-speed planting technology

Kinze Manufacturing has developed a new high-speed meter and seed tube to provide row crop farmers with accurate seed placement at speeds up to 12 miles per hour. The new planter technology, called True Speed, is planned for introduction in the 2021 planting season.

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From a disastrous downturn for dairy to the impact on the availability of livestock feed byproducts derived from ethanol manufacturing, COVID-19 is touching the hay market on several fronts. Here’s a look at conditions during the first week of April.

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There’s still plenty of time and weather to impact 2020 cropping plans, but U.S. producers intend to increase acreage devoted to hay this year, according to the USDA’s Prospective Plantings report, released March 31.

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Many contracts include a provision called “force majeure” (fancy term for superior force). Force majeure means unforeseeable circumstances that prevent a party from fulfilling its contractual obligations.

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If you're planning to buy hay, you had better bring cash or your checkbook.

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