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
MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana presents MAIZE Y MÁS: From Mother to Monster. The Latino artists in this exhibition present the unique heritage of maize and corn in the Americas and illustrate this crop's journeyShow More Summary
By T. Marc Schober: Wet weather over the past week slowed an already lagging harvest. Corn conditions continue to improve modestly despite the weather. Soybean harvest is almost finished which means corn will soon have the full attention of analysts, farmers and combines in the coming weeks. Show More Summary
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Harvesting the largest U.S. corn crop on record and transporting it on railroads and rivers to markets here and abroad is driving up costs for rail cars, barges and trucks in the world's top crop producer and exporter.
It’s not exactly corn or wheat, but marijuana is now a cash crop that generates a staggering amount of money in the U.S. each year — $40 billion and growing by one estimate.The feds still classify cannabis as an illegal drug, but medical marijuana use is now permitted in about 20 states and the District of Columbia. Show More Summary
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to find the best way to compensate for samples of corn and soybean crops it was unable to collect during the partial U.S. government shutdown, a top official said on Monday.
A Mexican judge ordered a halt to GMO corn field trials planned by Monsanto and other international companies because of concerns about environmental impacts.
(CHICAGO) — Solar panels are cropping up alongside corn on Timothy Ridgely’s Illinois farm. Irrigation equipment powered by the sun is pumping away on Daniel Chin’s third-generation Oregon potato farm. And manure is being converted to electricity on an Ohio hog farm. Show More Summary
One of the major agricultural pests of the African continent — the Busseola fusca caterpillar — has now developed resistance to the Bt-toxin that GMO corn relies on for its productivity. While the relatively fast emergence of resistance...Show More Summary
By T. Marc Schober: Crop conditions improved for the first time in five weeks. Corn and soybean harvests are both behind their five year averages. As of September 22, 2013, 16% of the corn crop was in poor or very poor condition, a 2% decrease from last week. Show More Summary
By T. Marc Schober: Crop conditions continue to steadily decrease and corn harvest in the south is in full gear. As of September 15, 2013, 18% of the corn crop was in poor or very poor condition, a 1% increase from last week. Corn in good or excellent condition was 53%, a 1% decrease from last week. Show More Summary
In 2012, the federal government paid some $5 billion in direct payments to farmers of wheat, corn, barley, oats, cotton, rice, soybeans, peanuts and other crops — except the recipients cannot all be farmers. According to the Environmental Working Group, 116 of those tillers of the earth reside in San Francisco. Show More Summary
Despite a slowly maturing corn crop impacted by late summer heat, USDA upped its production forecast for the crop this year by a little bit instead of lowering it. Corn production is forecast at 13.8 billion bushels, up less than … Continue reading ?
By T. Marc Schober: The USDA surprised analysts with an increase in average corn yields to 155.3 bushels per acre, increasing the ending stocks-to-use ratio slightly to 14.6%. The 2013 corn crop is expected to be the largest on record in the U.S. Show More Summary
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 10, 2013 — Unlikely as it may sound, giant pandas Ya Ya and Le Le in the Memphis Zoo are making contributions toward shifting production of biofuels away from corn and other food crops and toward corn cobs, stalks and other non-food plant material. read more