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21 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Record Crops Mean Some Harvest Delays
US - Indiana's projected record corn and soybean crops will likely result in backups at the state's grain handling facilities and delay some farmers from harvesting, Purdue agricultural economist...
17 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Grain Prices Supported This Week
ANALYSIS - Several market factors have supported grains prices this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Crop Industry News from United States Chicago Soybeans Futures Feeling Pressure as Harvest Gathers Pace
US - On Wednesday, the Nov-14 Chicago soybean futures price declined by almost $5/t on the previous day, settling at $349.95/t and is also, down from $354.45/t on Monday....
16 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States How Many Acres of Corn Are Needed in 2015?
US - One of the functions of crop markets is to direct planting decisions of US producers. The market's assessment of the amount of acreage needed of various crops in any production cycle is...
15 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Cellulosic Ethanol Prospects Boosted by Research
US - The potential for producing cost-effective cellulosic ethanol that uses plentiful and sustainable cellulosic plant biomass continues to grow, thanks to research at the US Department of Agriculture...
14 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Automated Imaging System Helping Improve Crops
US - Plant scientists are working to improve important food crops such as rice, maize, and beans to meet the food needs of a growing world population. However, boosting crop output will require...
13 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States $1.3 Million Funding Boost for Precision Ag Startup
US - Spensa Technologies Inc., a precision agricultural startup, received $1.3 million from multiple investors and venture programs to further develop an online pest management program, an electronic...
Crop Industry News from United States 2015 Planting Decisions Influenced by Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices
US - Anhydrous ammonia prices averaged $717 per ton in Illinois according to the October 2nd edition of the Illinois Production Cost Report, reports Gary Schnitkey....
Crop Industry News from United States Farm Safety First: Take Steps Now to Prevent Accidents Later
US - A few simple precautions and a little bit of common sense can go a long way toward helping prevent farm-related accidents and injuries, especially at harvest time, two Purdue University...
12 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Pumpkin Crop Developed Well Amid Favorable Weather
US - Mild weather in the spring and early summer coupled with sufficient rain in August allowed this year's pumpkin crop to flourish. ...
10 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Grain Storage Bags Could be Solution for Surplus Corn
US - This year’s projected record corn crop has many farmers looking for alternatives to traditional storage bins and silos, which are expected to fill up quickly now that the harvest is underway....
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Fight Returns to Grain Futures
ANALYSIS - This week saw corn have it's first higher close in five weeks, following wheats first higher close in six weeks, last week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
09 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States High Plains Cotton ‘Chugging Along’
US - While nearly all Gulf Coast and Central Texas cotton has been harvested, much of the Texas High Plains cotton is still two weeks away, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists....
08 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Macroeconomic Indicators for Cotton Supply Chain
US - A range of macroeconomic data releases suggest US economic growth will continue at a moderate pace. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Cotton Case Agreement Ends Threat of Retaliation on US Wheat Exports
US - The announcement this week that Brazil and the United States have negotiated a settlement in a long-running trade dispute will help US wheat growers remain competitive in one of the world’s...
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...
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