During the Ag Issues Forum ahead of Commodity Classic last week, Bayer Crop Science brought in a panel of bloggers for a session called “Welcome to MY World: Consumers and Growers Seek Common Ground,” a conversation between three bloggers. The … Continue reading ?
Since the health of a farm depends largely on healthy soil, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), with support from the Walton Family Foundation and Monsanto, recently announced the formation a new Science Advisory Council and the Soil Health Partnership … Continue reading ?
It’s not always fact-based arguments proponents of ethanol are up against when battling Big Oil. But that’s why it’s all more important to make sure you have good facts on your side in the fight. Farmers who attended the recent … Continue reading ?
We first heard about “The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship” last year at Commodity Classic. The second phase roll out of the guide – produced by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) in collaboration with organizations like the National Corn … Continue reading ?
The “lockup” system used by USDA to avoid advance release of secret crop statistics is rife with vulnerabilities, according to an internal report. Click here for the full story
A series of storms over the last 2 weeks have dumped much needed snow and rain across the northwest easing, but not eliminating, concerns that water supplies will be tight this summer. For more information visit www.capitalpress.com
One of the most important topics discussed at the Ag Issues Forum was the buzz about bee health and what is being done to address declining bee colonies. One of the panelists was Laurie Adams, executive director of the Pollinator … Continue reading ?
Agricultural Economy Reuters writer Naomi O’Leary reported yesterday that, “Global food prices rose 2.6 percent in February in the sharpest climb since mid-2012 due to unfavourable weather, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, with the crisis in Ukraine threatening to cause future volatility. Show More Summary
Executive Director of The Cotton Museum, Anna Mullins, was present at the 3rd Annual Season Starter Party during the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show and sat down with Chuck to share what the museum offers to visitors. Anna has a … Continue reading ?
During the ninth annual Ag Issues Forum last week, Bryan Boll of Minnesota was the recipient of the 2014 Bayer Young Farmer Sustainability Award. Bryan believes the key to sustainability is to look at your operation individually and see areas … Continue reading ?
Agricultural Economy Jacob Bunge and Tony C. Dreibus reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Ukrainian farmers are holding on to grain to protect themselves against declines in the country’s currency amid tensions with Russia, making exports from its Black Sea ports ‘increasingly difficult,’ the U.S. Show More Summary
One session at the Bayer Crop Science Ag Issues Forum last week called 2014 the “Year of Food and Farmers” and talked about an upcoming National Geographic series and a documentary movie – both featuring agriculture. Dennis Dimick, Executive editor, … Continue reading ?
Hay prices in most of the country are expected to decline in 2014 due to widespread drought recovery. But prices for hay, particularly alfalfa, in the West are expected to remain strong and higher than the national average due to drought and strong export demand. Click here for the full story
Commodity Classic went to the movies last week with a sneak preview of the feature length documentary “Farmland” which will debut later this month. The media was allowed to watch, but not report on, the movie – but we are … Continue reading ?
Idaho barley acres and production are expected to be in line with the 2013 totals and the Gem State could retain its title as the top barley producer in the United States. Click here for the full story
WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA has announced a final rule for the federal Women, Infants and Children nutrition program that continues to single out fresh, white potatoes as the only ineligible fresh fruit or vegetable. Click here for the full story
During the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum and Commodity Classic last week, Bayer was pleased to announced they have applied for EPA registration of ILeVO, the first seed treatment developed to address Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS). “We’re anticipating federal … Continue reading ?
Don Johnson is FMC’s Tech Service Sales Manager for the Southern Region. Chuck met up with him during the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis last week and talked about what FMC has available for rice farmers. Don also … Continue reading ?
A USDA report that predicts net farm income will drop 26.6 percent this year demonstrates the volatility faced by those whose fortunes are tied to agriculture. Click here for the full story
GROWMARK and John Deere are collaborating to make life easier and improve decision-making for producers and agronomists. The two are collaborating to deliver near real-time field level data to producers and FS Crop Specialists by linking FS Advanced Information Services … Continue reading ?