STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Remember the big issue in ag a year ago?
An area ag commodity group leader and I were talking this week about the long decline in grain prices. He searched for 10 seconds or so to find the year-ago price of his commodity, but couldn't locate... Posted on 10/24/14 at 11:00 AM
PRAIRIE FARE Is Brown Food Healthier?
In our Scandinavian household, neutral-colored food was abundant while I was growing up. Yah, sure, we Scandinavians still get teased about our somewhat drab-appearing traditional foods and some of ... Posted on 9/21/14 at 4:14 PM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Recipe: Cream Cheese and Raspberry Coffeecake
The "real" name for this recipe, "real" meaning what I call it, is a Christ-Child Coffee Cake, because it looks like a swaddled baby. But, since some people might find the concept dreadful, or they'... Posted on 3/11/14 at 1:21 PM
CHICAGO - A $201 million deal for Bunge Ltd to take control of Canadian grain handler CWB is set to shake up wheat sales in Manitoba and Saskatchewan but may not help the head of the agribusiness firm in his drive to boost profits.
HONG KONG - Coca-Cola Co has agreed to buy the beverage business of China Culiangwang Beverages Holdings Ltd for $400.5 million including debt, to get a foothold in the fast growing multi-grain drinks category.
Asian feed millers have missed the boat on multi-year-low corn and soymeal prices after a surprise rally in the futures market over the past few weeks, leaving them with hefty costs even as global supplies hit record highs.
In the fall of 2013, a corn producer could have received approximately $3.85 cash price for harvest delivery. Many farmers were not excited to sell at this price, so a lot of grain went into the bin, unpriced.
The wheat markets had losses of 15 to 20 cents last week, following along with the steep losses seen in the row crop markets. Noncommercial money was flowing out of the grain markets ahead of the holiday breaks and year-end.
With the 2012 harvest season well on its way to completion, some southwest North Dakota grain elevators are beginning to see space open up at their facilities, unlike a few years ago when farmers were forced to pile grain along roadsides.
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