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Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed Jan 23, 2013 09:47 AM CST

At a conference recently, I was asked to prognosticate about what agriculture will be like in 20 years. Rather than dream about flying drone tractors or an ethanol industry that uses superweeds for feedstock, I felt more comfortable making predictions that had some data and trends behind them. So I concentrated on yields and specifically international yields.

This is an opportune time to be looking at those trends -- right after USDA released its official 2012 yield data and before they address this very topic in their Agricultural Baseline Projections (released in February for their Agricultural Outlook Forum). Last year, ...

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