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Agriculture Equipment Market Worth $201.03 Billion by 2019
The report "Agriculture Equipment Market by Region & Propulsion (Self-propelled & Implements); Self-propelled Equipment Market, by Type; Implements Market, by Function (Harvesting, Planting & Fertilizing, Haying, and Plowing & Cultivating) - Forecast to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, classifies and defines the Agriculture Equipment Market in terms of value.
USAgnet – 11/20/2014

State, National Milk Output Rose in October
Milk production on Wisconsin dairy farms continued to inch upward last month. According to the USDA's monthly milk production report, the Dairy State harvested 2.33 billion pounds of milk in October, up 2.4 percent from October 2013, and higher than September's 2.29 billion pounds (partly because September had less days on the calendar).
Wisconsin Ag Connection – 11/20/2014

Coalition Of Farmers, Ag Technology Providers Reach Agreement On Big Data, Privacy And Security Principles
A coalition of major farm organizations and agriculture technology providers (ATPs) today announced an agreement on data privacy and security principles that will encourage the use and development of a full range of innovative, technology-driven tools and services to boost the productivity, efficiency and profitability of American agriculture.
AgriMarketing – 11/14/2014

AgGateway Releases Data Privacy White Paper
AgGateway's Data Privacy and Security Committee has published a white paper to help the agriculture industry consider ways to incorporate data privacy best practices and standards into their operations.
AgriMarketing – 11/12/2014

U.S. Small Tractor Sales Up In October, Large Tractors And Combines Down
According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," the sale of all tractors in the U.S. for October, 2014, were even with last year.
AgriMarketing – 11/12/2014

U.S. agricultural exports reach new highs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its final total for U.S. agricultural exports in Fiscal Year 2014, which soared to a record $152.5 billion. That's an 8 percent increase from last year's record of $141.1 billion.
AgriPulse – 11/5/2014

Peterson: Reopening Farm Bill Would Be Bad Idea
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson says he anticipates being able to work out compromises on agricultural issues in the next Congress, but he has some concerns about the lineup of the next Senate Agriculture Committee.
AgWeb – 11/5/2014

Minnesota Considering Banning Neonic Insecticides
Minnesota regulators, for the first time, are considering banning or restricting a controversial class of insecticides that has been linked to honeybee deaths.
AgriMarketing – 10/31/2014

Purdue Experts to Address Changing Ag Market Conditions
Agricultural economists from Purdue University will offer farmers and livestock producers some timely guidance on rapidly changing market conditions and a look ahead to the 2015 season in a free webinar set for 9 a.m. Oct. 31.
USAgnet – 10/29/2014

South American Soybean Output Estimate Lowered
Global soybean production will be smaller than forecast last month because of deteriorating crop prospects in South America, Oil World said.
AgWeb – 10/29/2014