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
At a May 5 hearing on the reauthorization of the Grain Standards Act, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and grain industry officials were unusually critical of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s performance last summer when it refused to step in and provide export grain inspection services for 36 days during a labor dispute in the Port of Vancouver.
NEW DELHI - Recent unseasonal rainfall in India has come as a blessing for some farmers as it has replenished reservoirs in parts of the country, allaying concerns stemming from forecasts for a weak summer monsoon this year.
PARIS - France's largest cooperative group InVivo and CHS Inc, the top U.S. farm co-op and a leading grains and energy trader, have launched a grain storage and export joint venture in Hungary, the French group said on Thursday.
MOSCOW - Russia will take a decision by mid-May on removing a tax on wheat exports ahead of schedule and will set up a new mechanism in case it needs to act quickly to regulate trade in the future, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
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.
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