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Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Advisor
Wed Feb 5, 2014 03:07 PM CST

As I approach retirement, I'm frequently asked what I believe will be the major drivers of change for U.S. agriculture. After giving it a lot of thought, I came up with 12 factors that I think need to be part of every famer's long-term strategic planning process. I will briefly look at six of the factors in this article and wrap it up in the next column.

1. Domestic Energy Production

Shale fracking for oil and natural gas has the potential to make the U.S. energy independent within 10 years. New technology developments and environmental regulations will increase the use ...

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