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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Cuando se produjo la Gran Recesión en 2007, el negocio iba tan lento en la concesionaria de Dodge aquí que Brett Woodruff y sus colegas vendedores jugaban fútbol americano en el lote de autos vacío. Woodruff perdió su casa de tres mil 300 pies cuadrados junto a un campo de golf, su matrimonio y un preciado Dodge Viper negro de 2004. No fue hasta después de años de ...

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Chinese demand for U.S. soybeans will not quickly recover, an analysis by a London commodities economist found, underscoring fears among Midwest farmers that the effects of animal disease and the trade war will linger into 2020. "Regardless of the outcome of U.S.-China trade talks, we think lower Chinese consumption will weigh on the price of soybeans next year," wrote Caroline Bain, chief ...

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MINNEAPOLIS - Another outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce has sickened more than 100 people nationwide and left others wondering if raw salad is safe. As food-safety investigators clear the vegetable aisle of contaminated lettuce, authorities provided more guidance on how to shop for safer product. Consumers should only eat romaine if it is from a harvest region other than Salinas, Calif., ...

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The November Polar Express put a lot of good gardening folks in a funk. Consider, many of us had virtually had no frost, then the front swooped down dropping temperatures to a bone-chilling 22 degrees in West Georgia. So, if you are in a funk or simply found yourself behind in cool-season color then reach for a flat or two of ColorMax violas. I promise this will be a pick me up that no doctor ...

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BALTIMORE - The green shoots of a new business will sprout soon in a newly built steel-framed warehouse on the grounds of the shuttered steel mill in Sparrows Point. This isn't a metaphor. New York-based Gotham Greens is about to plant the first seeds in a 100,000-square-foot indoor hydroponic farm that expects to produce 6 million heads of butter lettuce, romaine, basil and other leafy crops ...

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LOUISVILLE, Ill. — U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced USDA has invested $12.8 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 1,650 homes in rural Illinois.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — ILSoyAdvisor will bring the latest in soybean management, agronomy, technology and business management to Illinois soybean producers at the 2020 Soybean Summit March 10 in Springfield.