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12 July 2012
Grain Sorghum Plantings Up in Response to Drought
US - Texas grain sorghum plantings are up by about 750,000 acres over last year due to several factors, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert....
22 June 2012
MAP Funding Survives Challenge
US - The US Grains Council has applauded the National Corn Growers Association, the National Sorghum Producers, the National Barley Growers Association, and other allied organisations for their...
20 June 2012
Experts: Still Time Left for Crops to Rebound from Midwest Drought
US - Midwest farmers and livestock producers still can recover from one of the earliest onslaughts of extremely dry conditions in more than two decades, but that time is growing short for some,...
Researchers: Sorghum Should be in Mix as Biofuel Crop
US - Sweet and biomass sorghum would meet the need for next-generation biofuels to be environmentally sustainable, easily adopted by producers and take advantage of existing agricultural infrastructure,...
13 June 2012
Purdue Expert to Speak at Bioeconomy Conference
US - A Purdue University expert in public policy issues involving biofuels will be a keynote speaker at a conference in Canada assessing the social, environmental and economic implications of...
05 June 2012
Energy-dense Biofuel from Cellulose Close to Being Economical
US - A new process for creating biofuels has shown potential to be cost-effective for production scale, opening the door for moving beyond the laboratory setting....
EBI Energy Farm Researchs Bioenergy Solutions
US - University of Illinois associate professor and Extension specialist Tom Voigt says that he feels "fortunate and happy" to be involved in EBI's research activities that include bioenergy...
04 June 2012
Monsanto Launches Biologicals Platform; Shares Global Plans
GLOBAL - Monsanto's pipeline offers rich growth layers beyond breeding and biotechnology that add incremental growth opportunities going forward, Chief Technology Officer Robb Fraley, Ph.D.,...
29 May 2012
Breakthrough with Ethanol from Sorghum
PHILIPPINES - San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. (SCBI) in San Carlos City has produced ethanol from sweet sorghum, for the first time in the Philippines and Southeast Asia....
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. ...
US Sorghum Production Set to Bounce Back in 2012/13
US - The 2012/13 sorghum crop is projected to rise to 335 million bushels....
02 May 2012
Economist: US Farm Bill Shifts to Risk Management, Reduces Overlap
ANALYSIS - Karl Zulauf, agricultural economist and professor at The Ohio State University, said with the elimination of direct payments, creation of ARC, and enhancements to crop insurance, the...
26 April 2012
The Secrets to Australian Sorghum Success
AUSTRALIA - The impact of row direction has been examined in combination with row spacing and population for the first time to maximise yields in the prime sorghum-growing region of New South...
19 April 2012
Another Volatile Price Day After the USDA Reports
US - It seems like every time USDA released a corn or soybean report over the past few years the market reaction has been frantic. Futures prices have shifted substantially, sometimes to their...
12 April 2012
New Opportunities for Columbia Sorghum Imports
GLOBAL - Ratification last year of the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is an important step forward, but trade liberalization is an ongoing process, not an event. Sorghum exports to Colombia...
02 April 2012
US Growers to Plant One of Largest Corn Crops in History
US – There are still many sharp turns and bumps expected on the road to fall harvest, but the crop report issued Friday by the USDA indicates that US farmers are preparing to plant 95.9 million...
29 March 2012
Japan Grain, Feed Markets Thrive Despite Earthquake Damage
JAPAN - The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 devastated, both physically and emotionally, a country that had already been suffering from a stagnant economy. The so-called “triple...
28 March 2012
Despite Ideal Planting Conditions, Australian Wheat Expected to Decline
AUSTRALIA - Despite near ideal planting conditions for the 2012/13 crop, area planted to wheat and barley is expected to decline relative to last year as growers shift production into canola...
27 March 2012
CropWorld North America 2012 Kicks Off
GLOBAL - CropWorld North America 2012 kicked off today in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, with speakers addressing policy challenges, new technologies, regulatory issues as well as sustainability...
23 March 2012
New Herbicides Commercially Available for 2012
US - Only a few new herbicide products are commercially available for 2012. One new active ingredient - pyroxasulfone - is included in the list, but there are no herbicides with novel sites of...
20 March 2012
No Increase for Cereal Growers in Levy Rate Changes
UK - Levy rates to be charged to farmers, growers and others in the supply chain by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board have been approved by UK ministers....
19 March 2012
USDA Promote Agriculture, Bioenergy Connections
US - Later this month, the Department of Agriculture will host a "match making day" to promote connections between agricultural producers of energy feedstocks (and their related businesses) with...
Sorghum for Ethanol Increases
US - Around one third of the current sorghum crop is used to make ethanol. However, the industry is hoping to see that number grow....
16 March 2012
NFU Outlines More Effective Farm Bill Plan During Senate Committee Hearing
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson testified yesterday before the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to discuss risk management and commodities...
12 March 2012
2012 Commodity Classic Hot Topic Roundup
ANALYSIS - This year's Commodity Classic, held in Nashville, Tennessee, USA in early March, had US farmers out in full force to learn about the industry's hottest topics, writes Sarah Mikesell,...
06 March 2012
Team Aim to Make Surgarcane, Sorghum into Oil-Producing Crops
US - With the support of a $3.2 million grant from the US Department of Energy, researchers at will take the first steps toward engineering two new oil-rich crops. ...
05 March 2012
India Expects Fifth Record Wheat Crop
INDIA - India expects a fifth record wheat crop in a row, 87.5 million metric tons, on higher planted area and optimal growing conditions in major growing areas to date....
02 March 2012
Growers Consider Technology, Risk Management at Commodity Classic
ANALYSIS - Growers packed the Commodity Classic tradeshow floor in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on Thursday to see the latest technology as they look to the 2012 growing season, reports Sarah Mikesell,...
18 February 2012
USDA: Weekly National Grain Market Review
US - Compared to last week, grain bids were mostly lower with soybeans trading moderately higher. ...
17 February 2012
ABARES Forecasts Large Summer Crop
AUSTRALIA - Generally favourable growing conditions for summer crops are forecast to drive higher yields and production for Australian summer crops in 2011-12....
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