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Number of US farms declines, farmers getting older

...been good to all of farm country: According to the survey, the market values of crops, livestock and total agricultural products were all at record highs. Farms in the United States sold almost $395 billion in products in 2012, 33 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-02-20/number-us-farms-declines-f
Business news

...Desktop" interface.In other newsMONSANTO'S fiscal third-quarter earnings slipped 3 percent, as hits to the agricultural product maker's cotton and soybean segments weighed on results.Overall, Monsanto earned $909 million, or $1.68...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-06-26/business-news
Smithfield CEO defends sale of pork producer to Chinese firm

...agriculture."This is a wonderful opportunity for the U.S. to do what it does best, which is to produce agricultural products and ship those around the world," he said.But many on the Senate panel were unconvinced and voiced concerns...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/twt/news/smithfield-ceo-defends-sale-pork-producer-
Farmers to participate in agriculture census

...Carolina, poultry and eggs also topped the list of agricultural products, making up nearly 55 percent of the state's approximately $2.3 billion in agricultural products sales, according to the 2007 Ag Census. In the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-06-13/farmers-participate-agricult
SRS plant to emit less pollution

...this project is better than an existing coal plant, but it's not as good as something that's 100 percent agricultural products," Dr. Smith said. "But it's definitely a step in the right direction." The contractor for the SRS project...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-05-19/srs-plant-emit-less-pollution
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Stocks sink on Asian inflation, Euro debt fears

...off 2.4 percent.Commodities prices fell as investors worried that a slowdown in Asia would dampen demand for agricultural products and metals. Agricultural commodities like corn, soybeans and wheat all fell by more than 5 percent. Gold fell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-11-16/stocks-sink-asian-inflatio
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Japan crisis adds to global worries

...A weaker Japanese economy could help ease global commodity prices because Japan is a major importer of fuel, agricultural products and other raw materials, notes Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody's Analytics. Oil prices fell more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-15/japan-crisis-adds-global-w
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5 area schools receive farm grants

...school children.The federal 2008 Farm Bill provided that schools be allowed to use local preferences in buying agricultural products, both locally grown and locally raised, according to Todd A. Bedenbaugh, the state Department of Education's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2011-05-31/5-area-schools-receive-fa
Georgia senator says he's unjammed trade deal

...billion in exports of pecans, beef and other agricultural products since Korea is the state's fifth-largest market...environment and technology to produce a wide variety of agricultural products that have value and improve lives all across the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-08-30/georgia-senator-says-hes-u
Deer farming bill would allow "genetically altered" whitetails

...associated with an increase in high-fence operations and the potential transition of deer from wildlife to an agricultural product ? like livestock.Deputy Commissioner Todd Holbrook, of Georgia's Department of Natural Resources, said state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2012-02-25/deer-farming-bill-would-