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24 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States What Are International Soybean Buyers Looking For?
ANALYSIS - The US Soybean Export Council is launching the US Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol to define the characteristics of sustainable soy, which is exactly what international buyers...
Crop Industry News from United States Long-term Research Shows Increased Sustainability for US Agriculture
US - Agricultural producers have been engaged in sustainable farming practices for many years as an inherent part of their work. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - July corn futures closed up 7 1/2 cents at $5.09 1/2 Wednesday. ...
23 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States New Fund Allows USDA to Facilitate Private Equity Investments in Agriculture
US – US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the creation of a new investment fund - Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC)- that will now allow USDA to facilitate private equity investments...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - July corn futures closed up 8 1/2 cents at $5.02 1/4 Tuesday....
22 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Profit Taking Pressure Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's considerable profit taking pressure across all grain markets at the start of the week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 6 3/4 cents at $4.93 3/4 Monday. ...
21 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Russia-Ukraine on Back Burner for Now
ANALYSIS - Many European and Asian markets are closed Monday due to the Easter holiday, which made for subdued trading and a lack of fresh news coming from Europe and Asia....
Crop Industry News from United States Renewable Energy Must Play Significant Role in Climate Change Mitigation
US - The third working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its report on climate change mitigation. The report finds that climate change is occurring at a rapid...
Crop Industry News from United States University of Minnesota Releases Info Series on 2014 Farm Bill
US - A series of fact sheets on the Agricultural Act of 2014 – the farm bill – is available to help the agricultural community prepare for changes introduced by the recently passed federal...
18 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States GeoGrain: Corn, Soybean Basis Move Higher
US - Basis across the U.S improved for the week ending on the 16th with corn basis climbing 1 ½ cents higher and soybeans up 2 cents, according to grain analysts at GeoGrain. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn, Beans Lower on Thursday
ANALYSIS - May corn futures closed down 4 cents at $4.93 1/2 Thursday. Prices closed near the session low today, closing at a two-week low close and at a bearish weekly low close. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Strong Domestic, International Demand Supports US Grain Prices
ANALYSIS - Strong domestic and international demand for US grains continues to underpin prices at relatively high levels, writes grain analysts at GeoGrain. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Professor Leads Recommendations on Climate Change Mitigation
US - The latest assessment of global climate change is out and scientists from around the world have recommended changes including some in agriculture, forestry and other land use designed to...
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Researchers Simplify Pyrolysis Processes for Bio-oil Production
US - Innovations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are bringing researchers one step closer to developing "green" biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy...
Crop Industry News from United States US Fertilizer Transportation Decision a 'Step in Right Direction'
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised a decision by the US Surface Transportation Board (STB) that ordered BNSF Railway (BNSF) and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (CP) to direct all necessary...
17 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Ethanol Exports to Reach Record Level
US - The ethanol industry is expecting to export a record amount of ethanol in 2014, reports Nebraska Ethanol Board....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - May corn futures closed down 6 1/2 cents at $4.97 1/4 Wednesday. ...
16 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - May corn futures closed up 3/4 cent at $5.03 3/4 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session high. ...
15 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - May corn futures closed up 4 cents at $5.02 1/2 Monday....
14 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States CME: USDA Revises Corn Balance Sheet
US - The latest USDA WASDE report contained a number of key revisions to both grain supply estimates and meat production forecasts, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Crop Industry News from United States US Food Prices on Downward Trend
US - Food price inflation has generally been falling over recent decades, according to a new report from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)....
09 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Supply, Demand Report: Friendly for Corn, Soybeans; Bearish for Wheat
ANALYSIS - The April USDA supply and demand report contained no major surprises. However, the latest government data was deemed a bit bullish for corn and soybeans, and modestly bearish for wheat,...
Crop Industry News from United States NFU: Stable Biofuels Policy is Key to Next Generation
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for its hearing on advanced biofuels....
Crop Industry News from United States Cargill Sees Earnings Dip
US - US agrifoods giant Cargill has shown net earnings of $319 million in the third quarter of the financial year, down 28 per cent from $445 million in the same quarter a year ago....
Crop Industry News from United States US Farmers Fighting Wind Erosion and Continued Drought
US - During the first week of April, parts of the North, East, Central and Rolling Plains regions received from 0.5 inch to 2 inches of rain, according the National Weather Service and reports...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - May corn futures closed up 7 1/2 cents at $5.06 3/4 Tuesday....
08 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Outlook: Mixed Picture Across Markets
ANALYSIS - There's a mixed bag across the grain markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from United States Cutting First-Crop Alfalfa Offers Risks, Lots of Rewards
US - Harvesting alfalfa may be the one activity with the most influence on dairy herd profitability....
Crop Industry News from United States Western Rootworm Resistance to Bt Corn Confirmed in More Illinois counties
US - With the addition of three more counties, a total of five Illinois counties have now reported confirmed cases of field-evolved resistance to Bt corn (Cry3Bb1 protein) by western corn rootworm,...
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