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14 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Statement on House Ag Committee's Adoption of H.R. 935
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended the US House Committee on Agriculture’s adoption of H.R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act, by voice vote....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - May corn futures closed down 2 cents at $4.86 1/2 Thursday....
13 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Sugar Beets Put Forward for Ethanol Use
US - A North Dakota State University (NDSU) professor and project developers are embarking on a project to cultivate industrial beets to use in ethanol production....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - May corn futures closed up 5 1/4 cents at $4.88 1/2 Wednesday. ...
12 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Cotton Acres Expected to be Way Up Over 2013
US - From all indications, 2014 Texas cotton plantings will be a double-digit percentage increase over those in 2013, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist....
Crop Industry News from United States Nebraska Report Examines Strengths, Weaknesses in Crop, Livestock Farming
NEBRASKA, US - A new report from the University of Nebraska examines what is required to get the state to deliver its full potential in terms of crop, livestock and biofuel production....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - May corn futures closed up 6 cents at $4.84 1/4 Tuesday....
11 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Offers $3 Million Program to Improve Pollinator Health
US - Close to $3 million in technical and financial assistance for interested farmers and ranchers to help improve the health of bees, which play a critical role in crop production, will be offered...
Crop Industry News from United States Fertilizer in Small Doses Yields Higher Returns for Less Money
US - Crop yields in the fragile semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe have been declining over time due to a decline in soil fertility resulting from mono-cropping, lack of fertilizer, and other factors....
Crop Industry News from United States Monday's Monthly USDA Report Deemed Neutral to Slightly Bearish for Grain Futures
ANALYSIS - Grain futures markets retained their weaker daily postures in the wake of Monday's monthly USDA supply and demand report....
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Grain Futures Mount Impressive Rally
US - At a time when livestock futures have been testing all time record highs, grain futures have been mounting an impressive rally of their own, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Members Hear from Farm Bill Insiders
US - Attendees of National Farmers Union‘s (NFU) annual convention heard on Sunday (9 March) from a panel of congressional, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and media experts on the 2014...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - May corn futures closed down 12 cents at $4.77 Monday....
10 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Biodiesel Outlook Fueled by RFS Policy Changes
US — Adjustments to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) at the end of 2013 set up an environment for a stable long-term outlook for biodiesel demand, according to a new report from the Rabobank...
07 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Genetic Improvement Behind Increased Soy Yields
US - Soybean improvement through plant breeding has been critical over the years for the success of the crop. In a new study that traces the genetic changes in varieties over the last 80 years...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - May corn futures closed up 10 cents at $4.92 Thursday....
06 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Gene May Ease Genetic Modification of Plants
US - A recent discovery could lead to easier genetic modification of plant varieties considered recalcitrant to standard methods, including varieties of economically important crops....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Lower
US - May corn futures closed down 2 3/4 cents at $4.81 1/2 Wednesday. ...
05 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Food Production in US May Need to Change if Climate Does
US - If significant climate change occurs in the United States it may be necessary to change where certain foods are produced in order to meet consumer demand....
Crop Industry News from United States Roger Johnson Issues Statement on President's FY 2015 Budget
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has confirmed his support for President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Higher
US - May corn futures closed up 13 cents at $4.83 1/2 Tuesday....
04 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Higher
US - May Corn closed up 7-cents at 4.70 1/2. May corn closed higher on Monday due in large part to unrest in the Ukraine. ...
03 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Keen “Risk-off” Day in Market Place
GLOBAL - It’s a keen “risk-off” day in the market place Monday, following the weekend Russian troop invasion of Crimea, which is a peninsula of Ukraine....
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Secretary Speaks at Commodity Classic About Implementing Farm Bill
ANALYSIS - US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to a packed room at the 2014 Commodity Classic about the recently passed Farm Bill and most importantly - how USDA plans to implement it,...
28 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Soy Checkoff Harnesses Industry to Combat Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
US - Two billion dollars annually: Only a problem this large and costly could bring together private industry, universities from across the country and farmer-led organizations to provide farmers...
Crop Industry News from United States Winter Likely to Keep a Frigid Grip on Indiana into Late March
US - Despite a couple of recent mild weather days that made us think spring could be near, the Indiana State Climate Office says winter isn't going away anytime soon....
Crop Industry News from United States Taking Agriculture to a Higher Level of Precision
US - Imagine, if you will, a tractor pulling a fertilizer wagon travelling at 8 to 9 mph along a field of thousands of sorghum test plants....
Crop Industry News from United States Annual Net Earnings Rise 27 Per Cent at Land O'Lakes
US - Dairy, crop inputs, feed and egg company, Land O'Lakes, Inc. has reported record annual sales and net earnings - up more than four and 27 per cent, respectively, from last year....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Lower
UK - May corn futures closed down 5 cents at $4.56 Thursday....
27 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States How Do You Manage Your Farm Through Weed Resistance?
ANALYSIS - With no new herbicide technology expected in the next five or even 10 years, farmers must manage weed resistance through a systems approach, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior...
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