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26 June 2013
Midwest is Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot
US - Hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms dotted the northern tier of the West and areas from the Plains to the East Coast, causing minor fieldwork delays but maintaining generally favorable...
25 June 2013
Economists: Second US Farm Bill Extension Seems Inevitable
US - Three Purdue University agricultural economists agree that another extension of 2008 farm legislation is a distinct possibility following the US House's defeat of the proposed farm bill....
13 June 2013
Corn, Wheat Futures See Modestly Bearish Reactions to USDA Report
ANALYSIS - Corn and wheat futures were moderately lower in the wake of the latest US Department of Agriculture monthly supply and demand report issued late Wednesday morning, writes Jim Wyckoff...
04 June 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Update: Weather Drives Soybean Market
ANALYSIS - Jim Wyckoff, TheCropSite grain analyst, reports on expectations for the corn, soybean and wheat markets. Weather will continue to impact soybean planting this week as rain is forecast...
03 June 2013
How Will Flooding, Saturated Soils Affect Crops?
US - Recent and forecasted rain events across the Midwest will lead to many fields with saturated and flooded soils. ...
31 May 2013
Flooding Forecast for Mississippi River
US - Following an increasingly wet spring and especially the relentless downpours of late, runoff from thunderstorms is pushing up Mississippi River levels for the second time this season, writes...
17 May 2013
USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Programme Sign-Up
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. ...
Rain Delays US Planting, Topsoil Loss Could Cost Farmers Yield
ANALYSIS – As rainfall increases, the amount of topsoil decreases. So does the amount of grain the land can produce, writes Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension. ...
10 May 2013
Payments by US Farm Safety Net Program: Differences by Crop
US - An important aspect of the on-going debate over the new farm bill is the proposed elimination of direct payments. This proposal differentially impacts the program crops, prompting a debate...
09 May 2013
Study Shows Benefits of Sorghum Juice in Ethanol
US - The Sorghum Checkoff in collaboration with the NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (formerly the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center) has announced a successful bench-scale...
22 April 2013
Mexico Facing Severe Drought Again in 2013
ANALYSIS - With Mexico facing severe drought conditions again this year, the federal government has announced stringent conservation measures to preserve already tight water supplies, particularly...
20 April 2013
USDA Grain Review: Bids Mixed on Weather, Lower Chinese Growth, Bird Flu
GLOBAL - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids traded mixed. ...
10 April 2013
Cargill Earnings Down 42 Per Cent, Pressured by Drought-inflated Feed Costs
GLOBAL – US-based Cargill reported net earnings of $445 million in the fiscal 2013 third quarter ended Feb. 28, down 42 percent from $766 million in the same period a year ago. ...
27 March 2013
Elevated Carbon Dioxide Trims Wheat, Sorghum Moisture Needs
US - Plenty has been written about concerns over elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere, but a Kansas State University researcher has found an upside to the higher CO2...
25 March 2013
USDA Grain Review: Grain Bids Higher
US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids were higher and wheat saw support from the higher grains....
14 March 2013
Research Collaboration To Improve Fuel Efficiency
US - A Kansas State University biochemical engineer is part of a national collaboration working to advance biomass as a leading source for more efficient drop-in biofuels, biopower and animal...
12 March 2013
Renewable Fuel Mandate Expected to Spark Heated Debate
US - A study using data from the US Departments of Commerce, Labor and Agriculture conducted by FarmEcon LLC which looked at food affordability in the United States from 1950 to 2005, when the...
11 March 2013
USDA Grain Review: Support from Lower Dollar, Dow Jones
US - Compared to last week, grain bids were lower with soybeans trading higher. Early support for grains came from the lower dollar and the DOW JONES hitting an all-time high....
06 March 2013
Australia's Total, Export Earnings Forecast to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The latest forecasts from ABARES indicate rising output in both the crop and livestock sectors in 2013-2014. Exports earnings are expected to rise for a number of products including...
05 March 2013
What Does the Sequester Mean for US Agriculture?
ANALYSIS — President Obama continues to seek a compromise to the latest US Congressional budget battle that will end the sweeping, across-the-board government spending cuts now taking effect,...
27 February 2013
Sorghum Assessment Provides Framework for Future Council Programming
US - One of the top recommendations from a comprehensive global assessment of US Grains Council sorghum export programs was to re-focus on the export potential to Mexico and Japan, where opportunities...
25 February 2013
Grain Hedge: Winter Storm Q Slams Southern Plains
US - Winter Storm Q moved its way through the US last week leaving behind beneficial moisture in many areas that are in dire need of precipitation. ...
23 February 2013
Case IH Previews Commodity Classic Offering
ANALYSIS - Dan Danford, Case IH, offers a preview of what farmers will see at the CASE IH booth at the 2013 Commodity Classic. Held near Orlando, Florida on 27 February through 2 March, Commodity...
USDA 10-Year Projections: Increased Production, Huge Export Boost to China
GLOBAL - Irrational weather and an ever-increasing global population raises many questions about the future predictions of staple crops. A USDA report projects steady economic growth and increased...
18 February 2013
Total Rabi Sown Area Exceeds Last Year's Crop Coverage
INDIA - The sowing of rabi crops is progressing well in different parts of the country. The rabi sowing area has exceeded the area sown by this time last year....
17 February 2013
USDA Grain Review: Grains Traded Lower Last Week
US - Grains had solid losses across the board for the week. ...
13 February 2013
Meteorologist: 2013 Forecast for India, China, Australia, Europe
ANALYSIS - Drew Lerner, meteorologist and president of World Weather, Inc. told US farmers at the Allendale Ag Leaders Conference that the weather anomalies occurring around the world will continue,...
12 February 2013
Jamaica Sorghum Production Will 'Reduce Import Bill'
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, says the production of sorghum in Jamaica augurs well for the future of the agriculture industry. He said that large scale...
10 February 2013
American Agriculture Gets Super Bowl Boost
ANALYSIS - All of American agriculture has been a buzz about the third-most viewed TV commercial that aired during the 2013 Super Bowl football game - Dodge Ram's tribute to American agriculture...
07 February 2013
Purdue gets $1 Million to Improve Sorghum Research Tools
US - Three Purdue University scientists will use a $1 million grant to develop genomic tools needed to improve sorghum, an important African food crop....
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