URBANA, Ill. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final estimates of 2014 U.S. production and estimates of Dec. 1, 2014, stocks released on Jan. 12 revealed some potentially important issues for the corn and soybean markets.
AgweekBUXTON, N.D. — Elevators throughout the Upper Midwest have added larger fertilizer storage capacity to respond to bigger, faster demand and uncertain supply logistics.RELATED CONTENT
For the week ending Jan. 22, March Minneapolis lost 9 cents, March Chicago gained 1 cent and March Kansas City lost 12.25 cents. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 23, wheat trade was down 3 to 12 cents.RELATED CONTENT
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Mustard prices have been flat for a couple of years, especially in the past month. There’s nothing in the immediate future to push mustard markets higher.
MENAHGA, Minn. — Ross Genoch walks through his small cattle herd on a cold, clear January morning. The cows, docile and trusting, approach him expectantly. “They’re hoping for a corn cob. Well, they get treated like pets,” he says with a smile.RELATED CONTENT
Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region, securing water well drilling permits to feed its vineyards days before lawmakers banned new pumping, according to records reviewed by Reuters.RELATED CONTENT
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is surveying organic farmers, and producers must respond by mail by Feb. 13 or online by April 3. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Society of Spring Valley, Wis., says the survey is a follow-up to USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture, which found that total organic product sales by American farms and ranches increased 83 percent since 2007.
Soon after Bob Sinner started doing business in Japan in the early 1990s, he was introduced to a soy food called natto. It wasn’t necessarily a pleasant introduction.
The use of drones in the agriculture industry may not get off the ground, according to a farm industry leader. Paul Gunderson, director of the Dakota Precision Ag Center, spoke on the topic Tuesday at the Precision Ag Action Summit in Jamestown. The Dakota Precision Ag Center is located at Lake Region State College at Devils Lake and does testing and research on technologies related to precision agriculture.
Climate change threatens the genetic diversity of the world’s food supply, and saving crops and animals at risk will be crucial for preserving yields and adapting to wild weather patterns, a U.N. policy paper says.
The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Jan. 16 issued a cease and desist order against Grand Forks (N.D.) Bean Co. The agency says it plans to ask a district judge to name the PSC as trustee for the company, on grounds that it is insolvent.
Editor Lisa Gibson talks about what we're working on for the Jan. 26 issue of Agweek, including a cover story on federal wolf protection and how it affects ranchers, coverage of the Precision Ag Summit and much more.RELATED CONTENT
Most farmers attending a Precision Agriculture Summit instinctively believe precision agriculture pays, but when one of their own puts a pencil to it, they take notice. Brian Watkins is on the eastern edge of the corn and soybean belt and was one of the early adopters of variable-rate application technologies.RELATED CONTENT
North Dakota’s 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Summit drew a slightly smaller crowd to Jamestown than last year, but the audience still showed strong and more intense interest in a fast-changing topic.RELATED CONTENT
Wheat traded lower last week. For the week ending Jan. 15, March Minneapolis lost 22.25 cents, March Chicago lost 31 cents and March Kansas City lost 27.5 cents. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 16, wheat trade was up 5 to 9 cents.RELATED CONTENT