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17 August 2012
CME: Would RFS Waiver Affect Corn Prices?
US - This week’s hot topic is whether a partial or complete waiver of the renewable fuel standard (RFS) would have any material impact on corn prices, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
15 August 2012
Soybeans Could Provide Cow Nutrition in Drought
US - As the drought impact on South Dakota farms and ranches intensifies, feed resources surface as a major limitation to maintaining beef cow numbers. Fortunately, ruminant animals such as beef...
US Grains Council: Global Analysis of Grain Supply
GLOBAL - In its monthly agricultural supply and demand update, the US Department of Agriculture again lowered the outlook for US corn production, reflecting the continued deterioration of this...
14 August 2012
CME: Government Purchases Meat to Stabilise Market
US - USDA announced on Monday that it would purchase up to $170 million of pork, lamb, chicken and catfish for federal food programs, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
13 August 2012
Drought Leaves Livestock Producers Looking for Alternative Feed
US - Indiana's hay crop is struggling to weather the drought, leaving livestock producers to search for alternative feedstuffs for their herds and flocks....
US Growers Expected to Produce 13 Per cent Less Corn than Last Year
US - Affected by one of the worst droughts on record, US corn growers are forecast to harvest 87.4 million acres in 2012, down two per cent from June estimates, according to the Crop Production...
USDA's Crop Production, WASDE Reports as Expected
ANALYSIS - USDA's recently released Crop Production Report and World Agricultural Supply and Demand reports were, for the most part, as expected, but Indiana's reduced corn yield estimate surprised...
10 August 2012
World Feed Prices Encourage Australia Exports
AUSTRALIA - 2011/12 grain estimates were revised in line with official Government of Australia statistics and in response to the changing world grain market outlook. Exports of rain-affected...
Cargill Fourth-quarter, Fiscal Earnings Fall Hard
GLOBAL – Cargill today reported $1.17 billion in earnings from continuing operations in the 2012 fiscal year ended May 31, 2012, a 56 percent decrease from a record $2.69 billion in the prior...
08 August 2012
Unsustainable Increases in Raw Material Prices
ANALYSIS - Access to international raw materials is increasingly complex and costly. In recent weeks the unsustainable prices of corn, soybeans and wheat are drowning the world agribusiness...
07 August 2012
House Avoids US Farm Bill, Approves Disaster-Only Measure
ANALYSIS - The US House of Representatives passed a $639 million, stand-alone livestock disaster bill Thursday (August 1) with a vote of 223 to 197, and did not finalize the pending Farm Bill...
06 August 2012
Rationing the '12-'13 Corn Crop: What Happens to Ethanol?
US - Drought conditions this summer have become as bad as 1988 and perhaps worse. As corn yield expectations have declined, issues related to rationing usage in 2012-13 have taken center stage,...
26 July 2012
Global Feed Industry Voices Alarm At Rising Feed Costs
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has voiced an urgent concern that the rise in feed and food costs will continue unabated for the foreseeable future in large part due...
25 July 2012
Forage Crops Could Provide Opportunities Following Corn
US - A wide range of forage crops could help grain and livestock producers salvage some value from their fields once the drought-ravaged corn crop has been harvested - if soil moisture returns...
UPDATED - USDA: More CRP Acres Available for Haying, Grazing
US - As the corn and soybean crop conditions deteriorate, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is opening up more Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for haying and grazing to help farmers...
23 July 2012
Mexico is Sixth Largest Producer of Feed
MEXICO - The Information Service Food and Fisheries (SIAP) department has reported that in 2011, Mexico recorded 28.3 million tons of feed intended for consumption by livestock and pets. ...
Study Released on Future of Grains, Biofuels and Feed
US - Today, feed costs account for 50 to 70 per cent of livestock and poultry production. What factors are driving these costs and how are scarce resources for food, feed and fuel going to be...
19 July 2012
No Long Term Effects of Feeding GM Diets
GLOBAL - A study at the University of Nottingham, looking to the long term impacts of genetically modified (GM) plants in animal diets has concluded that GM plants are nutritionally equivalent...
Zimbabwe Relies on Wheat Imports to Meet Consumption
ZIMBABWE - The USDA's corn production estimate for the 2012/13 MY is 900,000 MT on a harvested area of 960,000 hectares compared to 1.4 million MT produced in the 2011/12 MY from a harvested...
16 July 2012
Pig Industry Fighting Feed Costs
ANALYSIS - Pig producers in the UK have been losing money for nearly two years and the losses are getting greater, writes TheCropSite Editor in Chief, Chris Harris. ...
12 July 2012
Corn Silage Could Salvage Some Value for Drought-Damaged Crop
US - Farmers with drought-damaged cornfields could consider harvesting the crop for livestock feed to salvage some of its value and to help livestock producers supplement short forage supplies,...
11 July 2012
Bioeconomy Can Shape Future of Europe's Wealth
EU - As the world’s population increases and greater pressure is put on global resources, we need to think carefully about how we manage the ground beneath our feet, and what changes to land...
10 July 2012
Drought on Verge of Causing Financial Disaster?
US - Drought and the impact on feed prices may be on the verge of creating a financial disaster for the pork industry and other livestock species, writes Chris Hurt, Extension Economist at Purdue...
06 July 2012
Indiana Drought Worst Since 1988, Commodity Markets Affected
US - Indiana crop conditions continue to deteriorate daily as the drought worsens to a level not seen since 1988, Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen said Thursday (July 5)....
15 June 2012
EU Feed Industry Commits to Sustainability
EU - The European compound feed industry must increase resource efficiency and add value for customers, said the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) in its second edition...
Brazilian Meat Production to Grow by 43.2 per cent
BRAZIL - A study conducted by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture and Embrapa indicates that the country will increase meat production by 10.9 million tonnes over the next 10 years. ...
28 May 2012
Brazil's Feed Production Forecast Up 2.8 Per Cent in 2012
BRAZIL - Brazilian feed production is projected to grow 2.8 per cent in 2012 compared to the previous year, with production of 66.2 million MT of feed and 2.58 million MT of mineral supplements,...
22 May 2012
Bird Flu Hits Bangladeshi Feed Producers
BANGLADESH - Maize growers fear losses as demand for poultry feed slumps, after bird flu wiped out 25,000 poultry farms in the last year....
17 May 2012
Record Feed Grain Production Projected for 2012/13
US - Feed grain production for 2012/13 is projected at 390 million metric tons, up from 324 million the previous year. ...
14 May 2012
Forage Supplies Tight, Crops Depend on Water Supply
US - A “coin toss” is how a Texas drought expert describes the forecast for rainfall across the state this season. But there are some actions farmers and ranchers can take rather than hoping...
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