It’s time for agricultural retailers to invest in precision

Farm supply co-ops and independent farm retailers are enjoying strong financial returns as rising grain prices in the United States enter their second consecutive year. The prolonged period of above-average crop prices leads farmers to increase their spending on agronomic inputs and services. However, while earnings in the agricultural retail …

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Kansas announces permanent increase in food aid benefits

Temporary increase during the pandemic until September 30 Kansas DCF TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Children and Families Secretary Laura Howard today announced that Kansas residents who receive food assistance will receive a permanent increase in the maximum benefit amount starting on the 1st. October. “Access to healthy food is …

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‘Fairness for Farmers’ campaign targets market power of large corporations

Building on the Biden administration’s commitment to vigorously controlling farm mergers, the National Farmers Union on Wednesday launched the nationwide “Fairness for Farmers” campaign to restore competition to the market. “This company has clear goals: to reduce the consolidation of agriculture and to break down monopolies, which negatively impact farmers, …

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VW to build battery systems factory in China

Volkswagen Group China begins construction of a battery systems production plant in Hefei (Anhui province). The company claims that VW Anhui Components Company is the group’s first 100% -owned battery systems factory in China. Its initial annual capacity will be 150,000 to 180,000 high-voltage battery systems for Volkswagen Anhui’s all-electric …

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Cannabis Goes Green – Eugene Weekly

Emerald Valley Gardens, a small cannabis gardening store near Springfield, is packed with shoppers. At the register, owner Madeline Thomas answers questions about where to find the right pots or brands to buy for novice growers. The shelves are lined with nutrients and soil, and draped with leafy creeping plants. …

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