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Crop Industry News: United States

08 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Utilising Cornstalks Despite Wet Weather
US - Besides the obvious delay in harvest, additional moisture is negatively affecting grain and cornstalk quality for cattle producers that normally utilize the crop residue to extend the grazing...
Crop Industry News from United States Quarterly Earnings Down for Cargill
US - Cargill has reported earnings down sharply for the latest quarter but its animal nutrition group reported a moderate increase and the meat division performed strongly, according to the company's...
07 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale Expects USDA Will Lower Acreage
ANALYSIS - Analysts at Allendale Inc. expect to see USDA lower acreage in Friday's reports. ...
06 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Soy Buyers Prefer Predictability of US Shipments
US - Some international buyers prefer US soy to that from top competitors Brazil and Argentina because they can count on it reaching them in a timely manner, according to a new soy-checkoff-funded...
03 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Texas Hay Supplies Range from Surplus to 'Non-existent'
US - What is the status of statewide hay supplies? It depends upon where you are, according to Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist, College Station....
Crop Industry News from United States Prepare Now for Corn Post-Harvest Drying, says Expert
US - The nearly ideal weather that has been credited with helping produce an expected record corn crop in Indiana also is yielding concerns that some of the grain will be harvested wetter than...
02 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Shockingly Small Year End Soybean Stocks
US - Today is grains day, precipitated by yesterday’s quarterly Grain Stocks report from USDA and the 2014 harvest moving into a higher gear, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Crop Industry News from United States Calculator Can Help Soybean Farmers with Seed Decisions
US - Growing identity-preserved (IP) soybeans is one option for additional profit opportunities, but the costs can seem overwhelming to farmers thinking about getting started....
01 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Financial Boost for US Organic, Local Food Sectors
US - USDA has awarded more than $52 million in grants to support organic and local food economies....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 5 3/4 cents at $3.20 today. ...
30 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 1 1/2 cents at $3.24 1/2 today. ...
29 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Resistance Management: Still Time to Walk Your Fields
ANALYSIS - Now is the time to start planning your weed management program for next year, and there's still time before (or even during) harvest to walk your fields and determine which weed species...
Crop Industry News from United States Help for Farmers Selecting New Farm Bill Programs
US - Farmers across the country making important decisions on new Farm Bill created safety net programs can consult a new online resource from this week....
26 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale Inc. Sees Higher Corn, Lower Bean Stocks
US - Allendale Inc estimates end of the marketing year corn, at 1.194 billion bushels, which is higher than USDA's September 11 estimate of 1.181....
Crop Industry News from United States Research Evaluates Long-Term Impacts of Feeding GM Crops to Livestock
US - The Research represents the longest-term monitoring of the health-impact of GM crops in history as it examines at 29 years of livestock productivity and health data from both before and...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 3/4 cents at $3.25 3/4 today. ...
25 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture Launched by President Obama
US - From record droughts in Kansas to deadly wildfires in California, the United States is feeling the effects of climate change, writes Secretary of State John Kerry, Agriculture Secretary...
Crop Industry News from United States Indiana Farm Fatalities Continue Downward Trend
US - Eighteen farm-related fatalities were documented in Indiana in 2013, down from 26 the previous year and reflecting a trend of fewer deadly accidents on the farm, a Purdue University report...
Crop Industry News from United States Choosing the Right Season for Applying Chicken Litter
US - Using poultry litter as fertilizer is a welcome trend in many southern states because that is where most of the US broiler chickens are produced....
Crop Industry News from United States Researchers Uncover Enzyme Structure that Makes Plant Cellulose
US - Purdue researchers have discovered the structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose, a finding that could lead to easier ways of breaking down plant materials to make biofuels and other...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed 4 Cents Up
US - December corn futures closed up 4 cents at $3.29 1/2 today....
24 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 4 1/2 cents at $3.25 3/4 Tuesday. ...
Crop Industry News from United States So Far, So Good: Corn Yields Some of Best in Years
US - The corn harvest finished in the southern and eastern parts of the state with generally pretty good yields and some outstanding ones, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service...
Crop Industry News from United States Watch: Cover Crops Field Guide for Farmers Expanded, Update
US - Farmers interested in planting cover crops to improve soil health now have an updated and expanded resource in the second edition of the Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide....
23 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: New Contract Lows in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - Markets were narrowly mixed in overnight trading. Corn, soybeans and wheat prices are hovering near their recent contract lows. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Monitoring Corn and Soybean Consumption
US - The corn and soybean markets appear to be expecting the USDA’s already very large US production forecasts to be increased in the October 10 Crop Production report, reports Darrel Good....
Crop Industry News from United States Putting Small Acres to Good Use
US - Putting a few extra acres to work can bring in additional income, provide an opportunity to experiment with a new enterprise, or develop an interest or hobby for its educational or entertainment...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 1 1/4 cents at $3.30 1/4 Monday. ...
22 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States McDonald's: Sustainability is Job #1, #2 and #3
ANALYSIS - McDonald's sustainability efforts focus on verifiable sustainable coffee, fish, fiber, palm oil and beef with "beef being Priority Number One, Two and Three."...
19 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Grain Pressure Continues
ANALYSIS - Grains are continuing to feel selling pressure from both currencies in the outside markets as well as the impending increase in supplies, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
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