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AgroNomics, Vision for 2015

Agro-Nomics Vision for 2015 /
85th ASFMRA Annual Meeting

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Dr. Mark Dotzour
  • Dr. Elwynn Taylor
  • John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group

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Summer Education Week 2015

July 19 – 23
Omaha, Nebraska

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House Agriculture Committee Reviews USDA Farm Bill Implementation

The House Agriculture General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee held an oversight hearing July 10th to review the USDA’s implementation of Title 1 (commodity programs) and Title 11 (crop insurance).  Subcommittee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) kicked off the hearing with a statement thanking USDA for its progress implementing the farm bill to date and then listed two concerns he had – both crop insurance related.  This set the general tone of the hearing with most members thanking the USDA

House Passes Conservation Tax Credit

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4719 which would make permanent tax incentives for charitable contributions by individuals and corporations of real property interests for conservation purposes. The bill passed by a vote of 277-130.  In addition, the bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code to permanently extend and expand certain expired provisions that provide an enhanced tax deduction for businesses that donate their food inventory to charitable organizations.

Agriculture Sees Clean Water Act "Gap"

Agriculture Sees Clean Water Act "Gap"

by Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter

Summit speakers say UAVs can be great asset

Jonathan Knutson | Agweek - Unmanned aerial vehicles could be the next big thing in U.S. agriculture, but most farmers still have a lot to learn about them, according to UAV official John Perry who heads Altavian, a Gainesville, Fla.-based unmanned aircraft company.

"Farmers don't know how to apply drones to their operation," said Perry.