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7 ag stories you might have missed this week - Aug. 9, 2019

Ag Economy Barometer released, China to stop buying U.S. ag products and U.N. report says food production must change

Need a quick catch up on the news of the week? Here are seven agricultural news stories you may have missed.

1. Farm Futures latest survey of growers shows sharply lower production of both corn and soybeans due to a combination of reduced acreage and lower yields. – Farm Futures

2. With China pulling the plug on buying U.S. agricultural products, American farmers are losing one of their biggest customers. – CNBC

3. The Ag Economy Barometer jumped 27 points from June to July, driven by producers’ improved perspective on current conditions. – Farm Futures

4. A United Nations report said humans must drastically alter food production to prevent the most catastrophic effects of global warming. – NPR

5. Pennsylvania farmer Jim Hershey is experimenting with interseeding cover crops. “We’ve had inconsistent results from interseeding,” he said. – American Agriculturalist

6. Farmers expressed their discontent with President Trump’s escalating trade war during a forum at Farmfest in southwestern Minnesota Wednesday. – Time

7. Entrepreneur Jake Counee believes his hydroponic farm has the technology to succeed where others have failed to make large-scale indoor vertical farming profitable. – Chicago Tribune

Your bonus.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone, Minn., celebrates 150 years this year, while parishioners wonder how long their church will survive as the role faith plays in society changes. – Minnesota Public Radio

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