STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Big event, small world
I like history more than most people. But even if you're ho-hum on history, you might enjoy reading about the 1964 National Plowing Contest, held that year in Buffalo, N.D. The contest was a big deal,... Posted on 9/12/14 at 11:45 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Homemade Corn Tortillas
Why make your own tortillas? Try these reasons:
1) They're fast and easy, especially if you get a designated tortillapress. As much as I tend to do things the hard way, I knew that trying to slap s... Posted on 9/3/13 at 1:11 PM
EVERYDAY GOURMET Mini Corn Dog Muffins
These bite (or two) sized delights are baked in a mini muffin pan and are sure to please the palates of both the young and old. They also go great with your favorite frosty mug of ice cold "milk"!
&n... Posted on 4/21/12 at 6:52 PM
FARM BLEAT The sweet corn bandit returns
A few weeks ago, someone approached my dad in church and asked if the sweet corn was ready yet.
Nope, Dad said. (After all, it was only the Fourth of July weekend ... when our corn should be about kn... Posted on 7/22/11 at 11:13 PM
The world's largest corn processor, Archer Daniels Midland Co, is shifting focus from its long-standing cash generator ethanol into developing new food ingredients as the biofuel boom that underpinned its financial success has cooled.
Argentina's trade surplus plunged 69.2 percent in April from the same month a year earlier to $252 million because of a fall in commodity prices, official data showed on Friday, sharply undershooting market expectations.
Prices for prime crop land in the central Corn Belt held up better than other regions in the first quarter, but the outlook for low grain prices looked likely to pressure land values and farm incomes further in coming months, according to Federal Reserve quarterly surveys of farm bankers issued on Thursday.
CAPE TOWN - South Africa could import maize from Brazil and Argentina, fellow producers of genetically modified maize, to boost local supplies curbed by drought, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK - In a long-running battle between oil refiners and the U.S. farm lobby over the future of ethanol fuel, biofuel producers may have just made a small, but important dent in big oil's formidable defenses.
The combination of poor margins for row crops and the threat of continued dry conditions are prompting many producers to re-evaluate cropping plans. Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist, encourages them to consider crops like sorghum which require fewer inputs and use water more efficiently.
Kellogg Co, the world's largest maker of breakfast cereals, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales as demand rose in Latin America.
The maker of Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies said on Tuesday that sales in Latin America rose 6 percent to $295 million in the first quarter ended April 4.
Tumbling global corn prices have raised the prospect of a pickup in imports by China, the world’s second-largest consumer, as a widening discount to high domestic prices makes full-duty imports more economic.
NEW YORK - U.S. government delays in rolling out renewable fuels policy have stymied some $13.7 billion in investments and have prevented advanced biofuels companies from meeting mandated target volumes, according to an industry group analysis.
CHICAGO - U.S. grains shed as much as 1 percent on Friday as investors sold off positions on the first day of May amid bearish headwinds of rapid pace of spring plantings and a strong dollar that could limit export prospects.
CHICAGO - U.S. grains shed about 1 percent on Friday as investors sold off positions on the first day of May amid bearish headwinds of rapid pace of spring plantings and a strong dollar that could limit export prospects.
Green Plains Inc sees U.S. ethanol retaining its export advantage over Brazil in 2015 and into the beginning of 2016, even as exports from the United States have slowed this quarter, the company's chief said on a conference call on Wednesday.
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