By Chris Damas: Fertilizer equities and crop futures traders have jumped on the Ukraine's position as an important wheat and corn exporter to bid prices higher. Any embargo or sanctions threatening Russian wheat markets and exports could add to the bullish sentiment. Show More Summary
For the seventh year in a row, BASF Crop Protection teamed up with the National Corn Growers Association to provide the William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing an agricultural degree. Mark Scott, … Continue reading ?
The case against using trees and crops as fuel for cars and power plants has grown stronger in recent years. The expansion of corn for ethanol in the American Midwest has worsened water pollution and soil erosion and has had no benefit in terms of reduced emissions, for example. read more
A hot, dry Brazilian summer has shriveled crops and sent the prices of so-called soft commodities sky high. Corn futures hit their highest price in about five months yesterday. Soybeans, coffee and sugar are also Read More...
When it comes to corn imports, the big worry for Chinese leaders lies in the history of another crop: soybeans.
In the US, we're growing genetically modified versions of two of our top crops: Some 90% of the soybeans and corn we grow is engineered to fight off pests or herbicides. But we don't grow genetically modified wheat, and it's time to start, write Jayson Lusk and Henry Miller in...
This interactive lets you try to develop the best corn plant by using the tried and true practice of selective breeding.
On January 3, USDA welcomed in the new year by presenting Dow AgroSciences with a bountiful gift: a virtual green light for the pesticide company’s new genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean seeds. These crops are designed specifically...Show More Summary
When it comes to biofuels, corn leads the all-important category of biomass yield. However, focusing solely on yield comes at a high price. Researchers now show that looking at the big picture allows other biofuel crops, such as native perennial grasses, to score higher as viable alternatives.
FMC Agricultural Solutions announces a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) crop registration of its Anthem SE herbicide now for use on soybeans. Anthem herbicide offers both corn and soybean growers control of broadleaf weeds and grasses with flexible application timing … Continue reading ?
LINCOLN, Neb. — About 30 percent of the major global cereal crops – rice, wheat and corn – may have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers' fields, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln research published this week in Nature Communications. These findings raise concerns about efforts to increase food production to meet growing global populations. read more
Populations of European corn borer (ECB), a major corn crop pest, have declined significantly in the eastern United States, according to researchers. The decline suggests that the use of genetically modified, ECB-resistant corn hybrids -- an expensive, yet effective, solution that has been widely adopted by farmers -- may now be unnecessary in some areas.
Genetically modified crops, chlorine-washed chicken, beef quotas and a fight over who can call Greek-style cheese 'feta' all block the way towards the world's largest free-trade deal. ||| Brussels - Genetically modified crops, chlorine-washed...Show More Summary
Ontarian bees are under chemical attack. Since the widespread use of neonicotinoids as pesticides on the province’s corn crops began, bee populations have been in decline. Recently our buddy Liam shot and co-directed (alongside Ben Addelman)...Show More Summary
Farmers have a slew of tools they can use to keep GMO grain separate from traditional crops. But none of them will deliver absolute, 100-percent results.
Farm Bill- Budget Issues Chris Clayton reported yesterday at the DTN Ag Policy Blog that, “Farmers in parts of the northern and eastern Corn Belt would be collecting Price Loss Coverage payments on their corn crops this week IF the House version of the farm bill were in place. “DTN’s market tracker shows corn for delivery […]
The largest U.S. grain storer faces challenges in the sweetener market but a bumper crop of corn should have it rolling in the clover.
Agricultural Economy Cheri Zagurski and Emily Unglesbee reported yesterday at DTN (link requires subscription) that, “Corn harvest progressed by 11 percentage points during the week ended Nov. 10, according to USDA’s latest crop progress report. “Eighty-four percent of the nation’s corn is in the bin, compared to 73% last week and a five-year average of 79%.” […]
Despite all the challenges that faced farmers this season, the nation’s corn crop is on track to be a record high 14.0 billion bushels, according to the new crop production report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National … Continue reading ?
(DES MOINES, Iowa) — This year’s corn crop is the largest the nation has ever seen, and exceeds earlier government projections. In its first report since the government shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it expects 13.99 billion bushels of corn. Show More Summary