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26 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 3/4 cents at $3.25 3/4 today. ...
25 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture Launched by President Obama
US - From record droughts in Kansas to deadly wildfires in California, the United States is feeling the effects of climate change, writes Secretary of State John Kerry, Agriculture Secretary...
Crop Industry News from United States Indiana Farm Fatalities Continue Downward Trend
US - Eighteen farm-related fatalities were documented in Indiana in 2013, down from 26 the previous year and reflecting a trend of fewer deadly accidents on the farm, a Purdue University report...
Crop Industry News from United States Choosing the Right Season for Applying Chicken Litter
US - Using poultry litter as fertilizer is a welcome trend in many southern states because that is where most of the US broiler chickens are produced....
Crop Industry News from United States Researchers Uncover Enzyme Structure that Makes Plant Cellulose
US - Purdue researchers have discovered the structure of the enzyme that makes cellulose, a finding that could lead to easier ways of breaking down plant materials to make biofuels and other...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed 4 Cents Up
US - December corn futures closed up 4 cents at $3.29 1/2 today....
24 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 4 1/2 cents at $3.25 3/4 Tuesday. ...
Crop Industry News from United States So Far, So Good: Corn Yields Some of Best in Years
US - The corn harvest finished in the southern and eastern parts of the state with generally pretty good yields and some outstanding ones, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service...
Crop Industry News from United States Watch: Cover Crops Field Guide for Farmers Expanded, Update
US - Farmers interested in planting cover crops to improve soil health now have an updated and expanded resource in the second edition of the Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide....
23 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: New Contract Lows in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - Markets were narrowly mixed in overnight trading. Corn, soybeans and wheat prices are hovering near their recent contract lows. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Monitoring Corn and Soybean Consumption
US - The corn and soybean markets appear to be expecting the USDA’s already very large US production forecasts to be increased in the October 10 Crop Production report, reports Darrel Good....
Crop Industry News from United States Putting Small Acres to Good Use
US - Putting a few extra acres to work can bring in additional income, provide an opportunity to experiment with a new enterprise, or develop an interest or hobby for its educational or entertainment...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 1 1/4 cents at $3.30 1/4 Monday. ...
22 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States McDonald's: Sustainability is Job #1, #2 and #3
ANALYSIS - McDonald's sustainability efforts focus on verifiable sustainable coffee, fish, fiber, palm oil and beef with "beef being Priority Number One, Two and Three."...
19 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Grain Pressure Continues
ANALYSIS - Grains are continuing to feel selling pressure from both currencies in the outside markets as well as the impending increase in supplies, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Crop Industry News from United States International Year of Family Farming 2014
US - On the 18 September The National Farmers Union (NFU) applauded the introduction of the Senate Resolution designating 2014 as the “International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).” NFU has...
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Growers Advised to 'Keep Crops Close to Home'
US - With a record amount of corn likely headed to market in the next few weeks and corn prices still very low, a Purdue University agricultural economist is advising growers to consider storing...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December Corn closed down 3 1/2-cents at 3.38 1/4. December corn closed lower on Thursday as forecasts for dry weather that should help the corn crop mature into harvest. ...
18 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States From Too Much Rain, to Too Little Rain
US - After prolonged drought, South Texas producers are now struggling with too much moisture, according to Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife communications specialist based in Weslaco....
Crop Industry News from United States National Farm Safety and Health Week Focuses on 'Protecting What Matters'
US - 'Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters' is this year’s theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week, which will be observed September 21-27, 2014. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Export Customers Commit to Buy $2.3 Billion of US Soy
US - Buyers from China at the second-annual, soy-checkoff-funded US Global Trade Exchange have agreed to buy $2.3 billion of US soy totaling 176 million bushels of US soybeans, marking the second...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December Corn closed down 2-cents at 3.41 3/4. December corn closed lower on Wednesday. ...
17 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Harvest 2014: Rewarding, but Challenging
US - Drought persists in some areas, but ideal weather elsewhere has our fields brimming with life and ripe for harvest. The farm-prices forecast, on the other hand, is less sunny, writes Bob...
Crop Industry News from United States How Do We Increase Global Corn Yields?
US - Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a Purdue and Kansas State University study finds....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December Corn closed up 3/4-cents at 3.43 3/4. December corn closed fractionally higher due to short covering on Tuesday. ...
16 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December Corn closed up 4 1/2-cents at 3.43. December corn closed higher due to short covering on Monday triggered by wild scale frost across the upper portion of the Corn Belt over the...
15 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Sudden Death Syndrome Hits Soybeans Across US
ANALYSIS - Due to high moisture levels throughout the Midwest this season, Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) has hit soybean fields not only in the Midwest, but "any place that soybeans are grown,"...
Crop Industry News from United States CME Report: 74 Per Cent of US Corn Crop Rated Good/Excellent Condition
US - 74 per cent of the US corn crop was rated in good/excellent condition, unchanged from the previous week and 20 points better than year ago and the five year average for this week, write...
Crop Industry News from United States Farm Safety Should be a Front Burner Issue
US - In honor of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting the importance of being proactive in the area of farm...
12 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States What Has Supported Corn, Soybean and Land Prices?
ANALYSIS - Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, said global soybean demand from China has increased soybean acreage by 30 million acres, and US ethanol demand has...
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