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Purdue Experts to Address Changing Ag Market Conditions
Agricultural economists from Purdue University will offer farmers and livestock producers some timely guidance on rapidly changing market conditions and a look ahead to the 2015 season in a free webinar set for 9 a.m. Oct. 31.
USAgnet – 10/29/2014

South American Soybean Output Estimate Lowered
Global soybean production will be smaller than forecast last month because of deteriorating crop prospects in South America, Oil World said.
AgWeb – 10/29/2014

On the Record: Sales Decline Slows
The Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers reported on October 10th that North American large ag equipment retail sales declines slowed in September.
Farm Equipment – 10/28/2014

Farm Bureau Releases Results Of Its Big Data Survey
A survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows more farmers are reaping the benefits of the latest agricultural technologies, but most remain wary of risks involved with big data collection.
AgriMarketing – 10/24/2014

Argentina agrees to export more 2013-14 wheat
Argentina's government this week will authorize the export of an additional 400,000 tonnes of 2013-14 wheat, two sources in the agricultural sector told Reuters on Wednesday, on top of the 1.5 million tonnes already authorized.
Ag Professional – 10/23/2014

EPA Launches Voluntary Drift Reduction Technology Program
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products to reduce exposure and pesticide movement while saving farmers money in pesticide loss.
AgriMarketing – 10/22/2014

Projected Corn Gross Revenues Down in 2014 and 2015
Per acre gross revenue for corn in 2014 is projected to be $808 per acre in northern Illinois, $292 lower than the 2011 through 2013 average of $1,100 per acre.
Farm Equipment – 10/22/2014

Dairy expansion should continue in 2015
The monthly Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook from USDA on Friday projecting that farm milk prices should peak-out this month and then start declining. But cheap feed should keep the milk-to-feed ratio at a level conducive to herd expansion.
Brownfield – 10/17/2014

Are You Certified for ISOBUS Conformance?
Did you know that there is a database of ISOBUS compliant equipment being made available to dealerships starting this month?
AEM – 10/16/2014

AEM Confident Despite Farm Equipment Sales Drop
Farm equipment sales are down significantly this year, but the head of the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's Ag Sector remains optimistic about the industry.
AgWired – 10/13/2014