STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT 'A form of madness'
I'm working this morning on a story about GM crops and two developments that would seem to strengthen the case for their use. In researching the story, however, I came across a report that the Europea... Posted on 11/14/14 at 10:28 AM
STAFF BLOG MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE NDSU's flax promoter -- Dr. Jack Carter dies, Sept. 11
Dr. Jack Carter, the long-time promoter/pioneer of new, healthfuluses for flax, and long-time administrator in the North Dakota State University plant sciences departments, died on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2... Posted on 9/12/11 at 8:36 AM
The Dec. 17 agreement between the U.S. and Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations between the two countries could lead to improved trade possibilities and important opportunities for U.S. Agriculture, Upper Great Plains officials said.
The president and general manager of the nation’s only state-owned mill will receive a $61,857 bonus after a prosperous year in which the mill generated nearly $13.4 million in profits, the second highest in its 92-year history.
Chinese authorities have informed some agriculture industry officials the government has approved U.S. imports of a type of genetically modified corn developed by Syngenta AG, according to reports from Agri-Pulse and Bloomberg.
On Dec. 15, France launched a plan to promote the cultivation of high-protein crops for livestock, aimed at reducing its reliance on imports of mostly South American soybeans, which it fears could eventually be diverted to meet a surge in Asian demand.
Syngenta AG expects to win Chinese government approval soon for imports of a type of genetically modified corn at the center of lawsuits over U.S. grain shipments rejected by Beijing, a company spokesman said on Friday.
Projected U.S. wheat supplies for 2014 to ’15 are up 10 million bushels for December with higher projected imports. Increased production and higher imports from Canada are expected to add to U.S. wheat supplies.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
December 15, 2014
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Lentil markets are moving as well as can be expected, given our deplorable quality. Overseas end users have now received their initial 2014 crop shipments, and they are not impressed. Processors took the flack on this year’s quality.
A fire destroys a North Dakota grain elevator, experts say there are only 60 years of farming left if soil degradation conties and an appropriations bill would prevent a second beef checkoff and require a report on COOL.
Agweek Staff and Wire reports
December 15, 2014
Wheat struggled to start last week, but managed to end the week with a strong session. For the week, March Minneapolis dropped 7.75 cents, March Chicago gained 3.5 cents and March Kansas City gave back 11.75 cents.
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