AgWeb News and Commentary
Grain markets are mixed on light fundamental news, while traders continue to weigh estimates for Friday's USDA reports. Outside markets continue "Washington Watch" for new policy initiatives.
NPPC’s trade team this week completed a series of meetings in Peru and Colombia to explore promising opportunities for U.S. pork producers.
China lifted a ban on imports of meat from Brazil on Saturday after Brazilian authorities clarified details of a police investigation into alleged bribery of health inspectors.
It sounds like a giant bumblebee, the 2-foot-square drone whirring to life. Its four props lift it off the ground outside Bruce Bowsher's house and once it's about 4 feet in the air, they lift up to give a camera an unobstructed 360-degree view.
Brazil's JBS SA, the world's biggest meatpacking company, is not considering firing workers after a corruption scandal triggered import bans worldwide and drove it to suspend output in Brazil.
Dr. Stuart B. Levy literally wrote the book on antibiotic resistance and is considered a pioneer in the field. Here’s an interesting conversation with the author, microbiologist, physician and researcher.
Syngenta Eyes Bayer Assets in Whirlwind of Agrochem Deals (2)
With the spotlight on family farms and the challenges they face, John Lawrence, PhD, with Iowa State University, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Small Business Committee.
Rains were not adequate enough last week to stabilize winter wheat crops in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
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The USDA is predicting farm income will decline 8.7 percent in 2017 to $62.3 billion, and it would be the 4 th consecutive year of declines, representing a 46 percent drop from the record-high in 2013.
LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed('limelight_player_122488'); Pro Farmer Editor Brian Grete provides closing market commentary.
Last week, ag secretary nominee Sonny Perdue had his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Ag Committee, however it ended without a vote and one hasn’t been scheduled.
The Farm Doc Daily out of the University of Illinois last Friday had a post on how much the current Farm Bill has been affected by the lack of a payment cap on PLC payments (especially for peanuts and rice). As most know, ARC payments have a maximum 10% of gross benchmark revenue. If th [...]
Our first look at fertilizer and farm fuels pricing for the week ended March 24, 2017.
There was a little disconcerting news filtering out of Mexico over the weekend as the uncertainly for the future of NAFTA has encouraged Mexico to work on Ag trade agreements with Brazil and Argentina, which may be close to signing.
Sue Martin, president and owner of Ag and Investment Services, Inc., has been watching futures prices on corn. She is noticing a pattern that has happened since 1969 that has proven favorable for farmers 18 out of 19 years.
Economists at the University of Missouri have released their March 2017 U.S. Baseline Briefing Book. The bad news – trends indicate more financial pressure on the U.S. farm sector. But there could be a silver lining with a modest recovery of grain prices possible this year.
Most of western Kansas, where the highest concentration of hard red winter wheat is grown, missed out on the rainfall over the weekend, but that should not be the case this week.