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Remote computing technology wins American Feed Industry Association's 2014 Information Technology Innovation Award

The Penny Newman Grain Company/Cowbos Liquid Feeds is the winner of the American Feed Industry Association's 2014 Information Technology Innovation Award for its remote computing technology. The award, sponsored by AFIA, Feed & Grain magazine and AgGateway, acknowledges technological advancements in the feed and food industry to meet the demand of a growing population.

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Ag markets proved quite mixed again Monday

News of strong demand supported corn futures Monday. Slow trading and limited price action may prevail during the next two weeks as many in the financial industry celebrate the holidays. Conversely, news events might spur choppy action if/when large orders swamp low volume trading. Early news of a sizeable corn sale and the strong Export Inspections result rather clearly boosted the corn market today. March corn futures settled up 1.25 cents at $4.1175/bushel Monday, while July added 0.75 to $4.2675.

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Young American farmers brim with optimism

Each year, the American Farm Bureau Federation surveys about 1,000 young farmers and ranchers from across the country. The 22nd annual survey found that 91 percent of young people in agriculture are more optimistic about farming than they were five years ago. An equal percentage say they expect to be lifelong farmers.

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Ag youth programs growing next generation of leaders

They are eager to learn and getting ready to lead. They are the members of the National FFA Organization. Fewer and fewer are from farms, but their ranks are growing … a lot.

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Bob Vandiver Cattle Company received the Missouri Farm Innovation Award

Bob Vandiver Cattle Company, Richmond, Mo., received high honors in front of hundreds of Missouri producers and agribusiness leaders during the 45th Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture, hosted by Gov. Jay Nixon and the Missouri Department of Agriculture. During the awards banquet Saturday evening, Missouri’s Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce recognized the company with the Missouri Farm Innovation award.

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Tips to keep your holiday illness-free

As the end of the year approaches, it’s likely there are multiple meals and parties in your future. Carrying food from one location to another and sharing dishes with a crowd means more opportunity for bacteria to grow and cause food poisoning. Whether you’re an experienced cook, a first-time party host, or simply adding a dish to the potluck lineup, the holidays can make even the most confident chefs nervous.

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