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27 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Risky Business Report Analyzes Climate Change Economic Risks
US – The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according...
Crop Industry News from United States Wheat Prices Driven By Supply and Demand, Not Speculators
US - Over the last 5 years, wheat futures prices spiked and then crashed, similar to prices for other agricultural commodities, write Michael K. Adjemian and Joseph Janzen, USDA Economic Research...
Crop Industry News from United States Heavy Metals Could Pollute Groundwater from Fracking Flowback
US - Cornell University researchers said the chemical makeup of wastewater generated by “hydrofracking” could cause the release of tiny particles in soils that often strongly bind heavy metals...
Crop Industry News from United States Sidedressing Gives Corn Extra N Needed to Finish Season Strong
US - Growers across the US are continuously searching for new ways to improve their fertility programs. ...
26 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Congress Approves Protection for Futures Market Customers
US - The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 4413, the "Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act," with a vote of 265-144, reports USA Rice Federation. ...
25 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization and inflated rhetoric,...
Crop Industry News from United States El Nino, La Nina Can Forecast Crop Yields
US - Water temperatures in the tropical Pacific can end up having a lot to do with the price of corn in Missouri, thanks to El Nino and La Nina, says a University of Missouri atmospheric scientist....
Crop Industry News from United States Wet Weather Pattern Forecast Continues; Warm, Humid July Coming
US - The wet pattern that was forecast for our region in June continues as expected, writes Jim Noel with the NOAA National Weather Service. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Cargill Develops Non-GMO Soybean Oil
US - Cargill is introducing a soybean oil made from identity-preserved (IdP), conventionally-bred (non-GM) soybeans for customers interested in exploring a non-GMO claim on their product label....
24 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Ethanol Production Reaches Record High
US - US ethanol outputs have hit a record high as plants prepare for the increasing seasonal demand and positive margins....
Crop Industry News from United States National Biodiesel Board Meets on Renewable Fuel Standard
US - The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) held its board meeting in Washington, D.C. and focused on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2014. ...
23 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Is 'Market Scare' on the Way?
ANALYSIS - All eyes are on the corn belt this week as irrational weather systems continue to pass through, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from United States Meat, Poultry, Fish Make Up 30 Per Cent of US Food Waste
ANALYSIS - A recently published report shows that while meat, poultry and fish makes up 12 per cent of the volume of US food waste, this group accounts for 30 per cent of the vale of those losses,...
Crop Industry News from United States Heavy Rains, Flooding May Cause Some to Consider Replanting
US – While recent heavy rains and flooding have caused some corn growers to consider replanting, before doing so, growers should first consider the potential yield at the new planting date...
20 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - July Corn closed up 9-cents at 4.50 1/2. July corn closed higher due to short covering on Thursday....
19 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - July corn futures closed up 1 3/4 cents at $4.40 1/2 Wednesday. ...
18 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States El Niño Forecast Weaker than Earlier Predicted
ANALYSIS - Though nearly 70 per cent of Texas remains in drought, crops in many areas are doing well thanks to rains over the last month, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
Crop Industry News from United States New US Campaign for Better Food Labelling
US - A new national poll reveals a consumer mandate for better food production practices and Consumer Reports has launched a campaign to end the 'natural' label in favour of one that underscores...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 2 cents at $4.39 Tuesday. ...
17 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Focus On Weather This Week
ANALYSIS - Focus is again on corn belt weather this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 6 cents at $4.41 Monday....
16 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States MillerCoors Saves 1.1 Billion Gallons of Water in Supply Chain
US - From 2011 to 2013, MillerCoors saved more than 1.1 billion gallons of water as a result of its use of short interval controls and improved efficiencies throughout its brewing and packaging...
13 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Council Calls on Japan to Alter Position on Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - The National Pork Producers Council says, unless Japan significantly alters its demands, US agriculture will not be in a position to support the Trans Pacific Partnership, Bruce Cochrane...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - July corn futures closed up 4 cents at $4.45 Thursday....
12 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 4 1/2 cents at $4.41 Wednesday. ...
11 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 5 3/4 cents at $4.45 1/4 Tuesday. ...
10 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Price Action in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - There is mixed price action across the corn, soy and wheat markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Crop Industry News from United States Top Farmer Conference Helps Farmers Improve Operations
US - Corn Belt farmers and agribusiness managers can learn strategies to adapt to a changing business environment at Purdue University's annual Top Farmer Conference July 15-16....
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Statement on EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposal
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has issued a statement on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan proposal to cut carbon pollution 30 per cent...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 9 1/4 cents at $4.49 1/2 Monday. ...
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