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 - Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures plunged 4.4 percent on Wednesday, with the front-month contract crashing from a six-month high as investors locked in profits from Tuesday's corn-led rally, traders said.
PARIS - Fires linked to hot, dry weather are disrupting the early stages of this year's grain harvest in France, the European Union's top producer, destroying hundreds of hectares and triggering fire prevention measures in some areas.
PARIS - Livestock feed will surpass biofuels as the main source of growth in global grain consumption in the next 10 years as emerging countries consume more animal protein while lower oil prices and policy changes end a decade of high demand for crop-based biofuel, the FAO and OECD said on Wednesday.
CHICAGO - Flooding halted barge traffic on the Illinois River on Wednesday and high water levels prompted futures market operator CME Group Inc to declare force majeure for all corn and soybean shipping stations for the first time in more than two years.
The House passed three agricultural measures this week by voice vote: H.R. 2051, the Mandatory Price Reporting Act; H.R. 2088, the United States Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act; and H.R. 2394, the National Forest Foundation Reauthorization Act.
CHICAGO - U.S. wheat futures tumbled more than 3 percent on Wednesday, on pace for their largest losses in two weeks, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a monthly supply and demand report boosted its production forecast for the winter wheat crop.
LONDON - Iraq has re-taken control of some grain silos previously seized by Islamic State, but most of the grain held cannot be used as militants aim to destroy sites when retreating, a senior grain official said on Tuesday.
CHICAGO - CME Group Inc confirmed on Tuesday that it will extend the trading session for grain and oilseed futures by five minutes starting next month as part of a transition to nearly all-electronic futures trading.
Montana State University researchers have produced a new variety of grain sorghum, a warm season crop adapted to arid climates. This technology – Line 13sorg23 – is now available for licensing. Bid submission forms are due Oct. 30.
NEW YORK - Anheuser-Busch InBev, whose Budweiser brand is a sponsor of the 2018 World Cup, said Wednesday that it is closely monitoring developments at FIFA after seven of the most powerful figures in global soccer were arrested in Switzerland, and authorities announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.
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