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BASF sponsors space farming research project

Is it possible to produce large quantities of high quality vegetables on a space station, about 320 kilometers away from earth? To answer this question, three twelfth-grade students from the agricultural program at the Edith Stein School in Ravensburg, Germany, set up a research project to examine how crops can be cultivated in the microgravity of space.

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Soils support buildings and infrastructure

Soils are a crucial component for agriculture and food production. Soils support all kinds of life. From an engineering perspective, soils are also important, as they provide the groundwork for any type of building or structure.

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Dow AgroSciences, Brownsburg Parks create pollinator garden

Williams Park will soon be buzzing as a pollinator garden is installed through a joint effort between Dow AgroSciences and the Brownsburg Parks Department. More than 2,000 plants are being installed as part of a beautification project being led by volunteers from Dow AgroSciences, Brownsburg Parks Department and Brownsburg Boy Scout Troop 397.

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Wheat prices advanced late Monday morning, corn still feeling downward pressure

Corn is still feeling downward pressure in late Monday morning trading after last Friday's RFS report from the EPA; the ethanol numbers fell short of expectations. Corn prices still seem to be reacting to favorable weather forecasts pointing toward another record production year. Despite weather a little bit cooler than normal, recent rainfall, as well as anticipated warmer temperatures, bode well for this year's crop. July corn is down 1.0 cent to $3.505/bushel midday Monday and December dipped 1.0 to $3.67. Dollar Index has also risen 0.59 percent to 87.80.

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