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Company’s Aerial Photos, Data Helps Farmers Manage Fields

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis-based IntelinAir Inc. sees a big business opportunity in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to help farmers keep tabs on their fields. The company, which was founded in 2015 in the Los Angeles area, …

Farmers Face Supply Shortages, Higher Costs After Hurricane Ida

CHICAGO — Troy Walker’s phone will not stop ringing at his Kansas farm cooperative, with growers needing fertilizer for their wheat fields in the coming months. In Kentucky, corn and soybean farmer Caleb Ragland said shelves at his local farm …

Iowa Farm Services Firm: Systems Offline Due to Cybersecurity Incident

CHICAGO — Iowa-based farm services provider NEW Cooperative Inc said on Monday its systems were offline to contain a “cybersecurity” incident just as the U.S. farm belt gears up for harvest. The cooperative operates grain storage elevators in the top …

Stung By Pandemic and JBS Cyberattack, U.S. Ranchers Build New Beef Plants

U.S. cattle ranchers and investors are sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into new beef plants after temporary closures of massive slaughterhouses at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic left farmers with nowhere to send animals destined to be turned …

California Farmers Told Drought Could Cut Off Their Water

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of Central California farmers were warned Tuesday that they could face water cutoffs this summer as the state deals with a drought that already has curtailed federal and state irrigation supplies. The State Water Resources …

Nervous North American Farmers Set to ‘Seed in Faith’ Into Parched Soils

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO — Fields across the Canadian Prairies and the U.S. Northern Plains are among the driest on record, raising production risks in one of the world’s key growing regions for canola and spring wheat. As planting season begins, the …

Texas Supreme Ruling Favors Insurers That Changed Policy Forms to Stem Mold Claims

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday reversed lower court rulings and found that Farmers Insurance was within its rights when it decided 19 years ago not to renew homeowners’ policies that it feared would have forced it to cover mold …

Wisconsin’s Mink Farming Industry Now Seen at Risk of COVID

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The first sign of trouble was that the mink stopped eating, said Hugh Hildebrandt, one of two main mink vets in Wisconsin. Next came coughing and sneezing, lethargy and labored breathing. Hildebrandt had worked with mink …

Arson Closes Wooden Bridge in Mississippi Indefinitely

TUPELO, Miss. — Folks in one Mississippi county will have to find an alternate route home after a fire on one of the few remaining wooden bridges in the area has closed it for at least 30 days. Firefighters from …

Iowa Farmers Assess Losses After Storm Flattened Cornfields

DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers across a wide swath of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses for many. The storm, known …