When you visit a meat plant, humans are completing tasks like stacking pallets and packing chicken drumsticks. But Tyson Foods Inc. thinks robots can do it all.
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A hot plant is an early warning sign of an under-watered, unhealthy plant, which makes monitoring crop temperatures a priority for many farmers.
PORTAGE — Indiana American Water has shut down one of two treatment facilities that provide water across the Region as a precaution in the wake of a chemical spill Tuesday morning into Burns Ditch at the U.S. Steel facility.
Prospects are that soybean prices will continue to be low over the next several years, leading to a period of lower farm incomes.
Even given those prospects, prices could go even lower, causing more financial stress to develop. Herein, we present an adverse set of prices that could plausibly occur but are not likely to occur.
Dairy prices through this year’s second half are on track to be the best since 2014’s records. The recovery, combined with assistance from the new Dairy Margin Coverage program, doesn’t mean a return to full prosperity. But the improvements should help stop the bleeding and perhaps begin healing balance sheets.
Agricultural research, whether it’s conducted in the United States or abroad, has forever transformed the landscape of farming. From the hybridization of plant species and the production of biofuels to the utilization of precision-agricultural technologies, when countries invest in agricultural research the world benefits. Providing economic-development programs to developing countries reduces poverty rates and increases purchasing power, which expands market opportunities for U.S. farmers.
A Colorado commission on Friday voted to adopt a strict standard that will require more zero-emission vehicles be sold in the state, a mandate similar to the one in California.