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Google Ventures invests in agricultural technology startup

Google Inc., dipping its toes into an emerging agricultural sector, is investing in a computerized farming network that crunches data on seeds and soil to help farmers grow more crops and save money. Farmers Business Network Inc. on Tuesday closed a $15 million investing round led by Google's venture-capital division, which the startup intends to use to expand its field-analysis service into more states and crops.

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Early planting and 2015 corn yield prospects: How much of an increase?

As is the case in most years, there has been no shortage of discussion and analysis this spring of the potential impact of the timeliness of corn planting on yield prospects. Each effort tends to bring a slightly different perspective to the topic.

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MapShots releases Service Pack 0

MapShots, Inc. recently released its first Service Pack for 2015, SP0. A major update to the company's signature AgStudio services platform, SP0 is the first of several planned AgStudio services updates throughout the year.

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Frost injury to soybean

Soybean planting and emergence is well ahead of the 5-year average, leaving the crop more vulnerable to early season frost events. Temperatures dropped into the low 30s and upper 20s (F) this week in the west-central and northwestern parts of the state, likely resulting in some degree of frost injury to emerged soybeans in select areas.

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