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Cybersecurity and Ag - 2

23 Sep 2021
Agribusiness giants like Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) understand the threat hackers pose to their operations. "We assume we will be a target. That is the safer position to take," stressed ADM President and CEO Juan Luciano, at a Wall Street Journal Global Food Forum. Luciano explained the company's security is built around strategies for ri...

Ag Immigration Reform Likely Stalled

23 Sep 2021
WASHINGTON (DTN) -- With immigration plans thwarted by the Senate parliamentarian, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow on Wednesday urged members of the United Fresh Produce Association to emphasize the importance of immigration reform when they meet with senators on Capitol Hill this week. Early in a speech at United Fresh's Wa...

Is African Swine Fever More Widespread?

22 Sep 2021
LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- The confirmation of African swine fever in Haiti came as no surprise to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who on Wednesday told state agriculture regulators USDA is doing all it can to prevent the spread of the deadly virus to the U.S. mainland. "Our theory and our belief is it's more widespread than perhaps we know tod...

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

22 Sep 2021
OMAHA (DTN) -- Potash prices rose significantly compared to last month, while the average retail price of DAP reached a 10-year high, according to prices tracked by DTN for the second week of September 2021. Potash was 6% higher compared to last month. The fertilizer had an average price of $598/ton. The remaining seven fertilizers were all just sl...

Farmland Values and Estate Taxes

22 Sep 2021
OMAHA (DTN) -- When the House Ways and Means Committee released its plans last week to raise taxes -- saving stepped-up basis but cutting estate-tax exemptions -- the tax committee dusted off a little-used special farmland valuation tool known as Section 2032A. Section 2032A gives farmers an alternative way to value their farmland to reduce estate ...
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