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USDA: Corn, Soybeans Yield Record Highs

The final report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the 2009 corn and soybean harvest is one for the record books. Despite poor planting conditions, a cool, wet growing season, and an abysmal harvest that still sees mostly corn standing in fields, American farmers shattered records for both yield per acre and total production.
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Aphid Host Buckthorn Being Studied For Impact

An exotic invasive shrub, introduced in the 1800s as a garden plant, is being studied to demonstrate how its presence has a cascading damaging effect on natural flora and fauna, no-till agriculture and public health. Ohio State University entomologists are collaborating with Michigan State University and Iowa State University in a three-year research project to determine the distribution of buckthorn throughout Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa.
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