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02/27/2015 @ 2:52pm
As the end of February approaches and insurance levels are basically known, the market will now look ahead and try to determine whether acreage will shift substantially…
Market Starter: Brazil Trucker Strike Front-and-center For the Grains Market Starter: Brazil Trucker Strike Front-and-center For the Grains By: 02/27/2015 @ 8:41am The Brazilian trucker strike remains the topic du jour and a lack of any kind of real resolution brought fund buying…
Wheat Ends 12¢ Higher, Corn Higher Too Wheat Ends 12¢ Higher, Corn Higher Too By: 02/27/2015 @ 8:39am DES MOINES, Iowa (Agriculture.com)--On Friday, the CME Group's corn, soybean and wheat markets posted strong…
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As crop prices consolidate compared to the last 4 years and production costs fail to fall, some farmers may be asking Santa Claus this year for a grain…

  • GE-free Hay? - 03/01/2015 09:00 AM

    “Is zero genetically engineered hay possible. But that year of uncertainty disrupted global corn markets and led both farmers and grain traders to sue a major seed company for selling the U.S. He believes both GE and non-GE hay can co-exist in the marketplace, despite the shockwaves that the widespread But to reach that place, the industry will have to adopt non-GE protocol similar to the organic certification program.

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  • Dates to Remember: - 03/01/2015 08:30 AM

    May 9-16 — Idaho Governor’s Trade Mission to Mexico and Peru July 15 — 2015 Crop Reporting Deadline for all spring-planted crops: CRP, spring-planted alfalfa (forage or seed), spring barley, spring canola, corn, dry beans, dry peas, flax, green peas, spring mint, mustard, oats, onions, potatoes, processing beans, safflower, sugar beets, sweet corn, spring wheat, and all other crops.

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  • Crop Herbicides Play Role in Shrinking Monarch Population - 03/01/2015 08:00 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. • A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has stripped millions of acres of crucial plant habitat. And ...

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  • Ag Futures: Tougher Outlook for Farmers - 03/01/2015 08:00 AM

    crop prices have been stagnating in recent months, signaling another tough year for farmers. Gasoline prices are revving up, reaching a two-month high this week. Exact figures for lost production are unknown, but some estimate it could result in as much as a quarter of US capacity being lost. Coffee prices fell to a one-year low this week as the outlook for Brazil’s coffee crop bloomed.

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  • More Ethanol Pumps Are Top NCGA Goal - 03/01/2015 03:00 AM

    At the Corn Congress, voting delegates from the National Corn Growers Association voted digitally for their top priorities, giving the most points to their favorites and letting a computer program sort it out. It's not the sometimes slow debate over resolutions, but a faster process that the ...

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  • Cotton growers could receive 72 cents to 73 cents for cotton in 2015 - 02/28/2015 01:39 PM

    Cleveland admits he is gaining a reputation of being pollyannish when it comes to cotton markets and cotton prices. Cleveland said in a presentation to the 7 Annual Southern Consultant Meeting held by ADAMA in Memphis, Tenn. “Cotton seed producers have given us a three-bale to three-and-a-half-bale per acre crop,” said Cleveland.

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  • Feed price volatility is here to stay says industry expert - 02/28/2015 07:00 AM

    Volatility is here to "stay as long as you're growing things in the ground", Dave Buchanan of Cargill International told the recent NFU conference. He said that weather means we're always going to have volatility. Therefore, commodity [ ] The post Feed price volatility is here to stay says industry expert appeared first on Agriland.

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  • Port Strike Spotlights Corn, Soybean Export System Changes - 02/27/2015 10:41 PM

    The West Coast dockworkers strike that ended a week ago has highlighted new concerns for the logistics of the agricultural export infrastructure. Because the ports involved clear 68% of all container shipments into the U.S., the labor dispute raised huge concerns of disrupting the economy. The Gulf ports are becoming attractive because of rebuilt and expanded entrance locks and lock chambers of the Panama Canal.

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  • This Week's Biggest Stories 2/27 - 02/27/2015 10:03 PM

    Looking at Biodiesel through a Chicken House Window Biodiesel production provides an often overlooked benefit to poultry and livestock farmers - savings on soybean meal to feed their animals. As biodiesel demand rises, so does the demand for soybean oil. The added demand increases soybean crush volume, which puts more soybean meal on the market.

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  • Westside Row Crops Tour - June 19 - 02/27/2015 09:01 PM

    Westside Row Crops Tour will be held June 19 in Crawford, Texas. Registration fee is $5. Three CEU's will be offered (2 general, 1 IPM). at the Grain Sorghum field. Breakfast will be provided by Lone Star Ag Credit and lunch will be sponsored by McLennan and Coryell Row Crop Committees and various other ag businesses.

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  • The Next 60 Days For Corn, Soybeans - 02/27/2015 08:52 PM

    As the end of February approaches and insurance levels are basically known, the market will now look ahead and try to determine whether acreage will shift substantially between corn and soybeans. If corn acres are reduced 5%, this could reduce corn production by nearly 4 million acres, or using a simple 150 bushel yield, about 600 million bushels.

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  • All Around #Classic15: Commodity Classic Hits the Arizona Desert - 02/27/2015 08:42 PM

    Temperatures are about 50 to 70 degrees warmer in Phoenix, Arizona, than they are in much of corn and soybean country this week, but it's not just the warm desert air that's brought farmers to that part of the country. The 2015 Commodity Classic has taken to downtown Phoenix to showcase the latest in ag tools, traits and technology as well as bring together leaders of the corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum producer groups of the U.S.

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  • The Andersons, Inc. Announces Cash Dividend for the Second Quarter - 02/27/2015 08:25 PM

    27, 2015 /CNW/ -- The Andersons, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ANDE) today announced a second quarter 2015 cash dividend of 14 cents ($0.14) per share payable April 22, 2015, to shareholders of record on April 1, 2015. There are approximately 28.8 million common shares outstanding as of February 17, 2015. For more information, visit The Andersons online at www.andersonsinc.com.

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  • From #Classic15: Comodity Group, USDA Leaders Chat GMO Labeling - 02/27/2015 08:24 PM

    Labeling is a hot topic on the consumer-facing side of the food and feed production industry. Now, the side closer to the producer is putting more of an emphasis on it, if talks at this week's Commodity Classic. Both American Soybean Association (ASA) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) leaders, as well as those from USDA, talked labeling at this week's get-together of the nation's major grain-producer associations in Phoenix, Arizona.

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  • Farm program sign-up extended 30 days - 02/27/2015 07:02 PM

    The USDA has announced a deadline extension of 30 days -- to March 31 -- for farmers to update yields, reallocate base acres, and choose between the ARC and PLC programs. With these extra 30 days, I believe we’ll get the bulk of folks signed up.” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, “This is an important decision for producers, because these programs provide financial protection against unexpected changes in the marketplace.

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  • How to manage a profitable market garden - 02/27/2015 07:00 PM

    Every year I operate a seasonal market garden. I sell vegetables, fruit, nuts and value-added products directly to customers. My market garden plan is ever-evolving based on what is most profitable, least labor intensive and most cost effective to produce. I recall which crops took most of my time and effort that season.

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  • USDA Expands Investments in Next-Generation Bioenergy Development - 02/27/2015 06:57 PM

    Release No. 0048.15 USDA Expands Investments in Next-Generation Bioenergy Development Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of up to $8.7 million in funding for bioenergy research and education efforts as well as publishing the final rule for a program that provides incentives for farmers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy.

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  • Cropline Show Notes - February 27, 2015 - 02/27/2015 05:52 PM

    I talk with Aaron Breimer, a precision ag specialist with Veritas and we discuss the low hanging fruit that he has seen give the best return on investment with precision agriculture. Plus I answer questions on weeds, soybeans and crop rotations. 4) 14 minutes and 50 seconds – clarification and follow-up questions about last week’s conversation with Horst Bohner.

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  • USGC Remarks Following Farm Bill Deadline Extension Announcement - 02/27/2015 05:34 PM

    Following Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's announcement at the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix regarding a deadline extension for yield history and base acre submission, the U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Tom Sleight issued remarks: "We appreciate the Secretary's call today at Commodity Classic for renewed engagement in trade policy by U.S.

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  • Vilsack: Part of Farm Bill Sign-up Deadline Extended - 02/27/2015 05:01 PM

    PHOENIX, Arizona (Agriculture.com)-While speaking to the nation's corn, soybean and wheat growers at the 2015 Commodity Classic, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday an extension to the sign-up program for parts of this year's new Farm Bill. Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that landowners will have another month, until March 31, to reallocate their base acres and update yields.

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Farm Markets Finish February Higher
  • Vilsack Extends Yield and Base Acre Deadline Dan Looker, Successful Farming Business Editor, is covering USDA's Tom Vilsack at the Commodity Classic. Just moments ago, Vilsack updated the…

  • Vilsack Announces Yield Sign-up Extension Dan Looker, Successful Farming Business Editor, is covering USDA's Tom Vilsack at the Commodity Classic. Just moments ago, Vilsack updated the…

  • Floor Talk February 27 At the close: At the close, the May corn futures settled 4 3/4 cents higher at $3.93 3/4 per bushel. The new crop Dec. corn futures finished 3 3/4…