DENVER, Colo. — Ag retailers are on relatively firm footing as they prepare for spring following a tumultuous 2019 growing season marked by adverse weather, flooding and delayed harvest. Existing inventories of seed, agrochemicals and fertilizer should meet customer needs during the 2020 pla…

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The Society of Environmental Journalists is now taking grant applications for projects that cover climate, conservation, and environmental health in North America. The deadline is rolling.Individuals can apply for a stipend of up to $2,000, and teams or news outlets can apply for up to $4,00…

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A newly published study found that HIV patients in the rural South are far less likely to have local access to experienced HIV clinicians.They examined 14 states (including Oklahoma, Arkansas and Maryland in the broader South) and found 5,012 clinicians who routinely treat HIV. Of those, 28 …

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Covid-19 is hurting the agricultural economy, but its appearance is only the latest in a string of misfortunes. "The recent Emergency (Market Facilitation) payments have put a Band-Aid over the wound for some farmers, but the fever of the underlying economic illness is still raging," Harwood…

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Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Friday "that the Trump administration will use a $100 billion hospital and provider relief fund to reimburse hospitals at Medicare rates for uncompensated covid-19 care for the uninsured," Rachel Cohrs reports for Modern Healthcare. "Az…

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John Prine died in Nashville of covid-91, the coronavirus disease. He was 73. (Photo by The Associated Press)There's a hole in Daddy's arm where all the money goes. ("Sam Stone")Mostly they made love from ten miles away. ("Donald and Lydia")Broken hearts and dirty windows make life difficult…

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University of Minnesota dairy economist Marin Bozic says the coronavirus outbreak has created a lot of uncertainty for dairy producers, but a consistent risk management approach can help them navigate the challenging times.

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At the end of every winter season, I call the folks at Conine & Sons, a local family-owned outdoor power equipment dealership where I bought my Scag zero-turn mower. They take the unit to their shop, make sure the belts and hydraulics are good, change the engine oil and filter, sharpen o…