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Mexico is mulling over drafting trade agreements that offer Brazil and Argentina duty-free access to the Mexican market for corn. Continue reading

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The CEO of global agribusiness company Bunge Limited says U.S. corn is a better deal for Mexico than corn from Argentina or Brazil. Continue reading

yellow corn
Mexico is turning its attention to South America, given uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies. Mexico’s agriculture minister last week announced he would lead a business delegation to Argentina and Brazil to explore buying yellow corn from the two nations. Continue reading

Indonesia corn imports
Indonesia plans to halt imports of corn by 2018 “at the latest,” according to the country’s agriculture minister. Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today reports Indonesia’s government is working to boost domestic production of corn as part of its broad goal of food self-sufficiency. Continue reading

Mexico corn harvest
Pro Farmer reports that Mexico purchased 709,200 metric tons of U.S. corn the week prior to the U.S. elections, which was three times the average volume for the preceding month. Continue reading

NCGA-Logo corn
If you are hearing a lot of news and information from the National Corn Growers Association on your local radio station this week, it is no accident. The 73rd National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention wrapped up this weekend where more than 650 attendees gathered, including hundreds of farm broadcasters. Continue reading

Planting corn trailed planter in the field
Some experts are predicting more soybeans and less corn will go in the ground during the 2017 planting season. An Ag Web Dot Com report says the extent of the acreage switch will be determined in part by crop demand for those commodities in the new year. Continue reading

2017 Corn fields sprouts in rows in California agriculture
A domestic fertilizer company says U.S. corn acreage is expected to drop to 88 million in 2017 from the 94.5 million planted acres reported this year by the Department of Agriculture. Continue reading

mississippi river dam-lock
New research by the Mid-America Freight Coalition quantifies what many in agriculture have known for years; failure of our aging river locks and dams along the Mississippi River and its tributaries would be ruinous with billions of dollars in lost jobs and reduced economic activity. Continue reading

syngenta appeal
Syngenta has moved forward with an appeal claiming the class action lawsuit over its Agrisure Viptera corn brand is built on “fundamental errors. Continue reading

Corn Harvest
Some corn growers are still playing catchup on corn harvesting. Gary Crawford has the story.

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China will end auctions from its state corn reserves to increase new-crop corn buys, according to the National Grain Trade Center. China has sold around 20 million metric tons of old-crop reserve corn at those auctions this year. Continue reading

Syngenta is seeking an appeal in a lawsuit filed by farmers regarding Agrisure Viptera branded corn. The corn contains a biotech trait that at the time of question was not approved for import to China, but was found in U.S. shipments to China in 2013 and 2014. Continue reading

NCGA-Logo Scholarship Opportunities
As the National FFA Convention begins in Indianapolis, the National Corn Growers Association invites attendees to visit them at booth 1755 to learn more about scholarship opportunities and take grassroots action on the important issues facing farmers. With opportunities to voice support for the Trans Pacific Partnership and to grab a photo with Captain Cornelius, NCGA representatives will be on hand to discuss how NCGA membership benefits U.S. corn farmers and youth in agriculture. Continue reading

Tractor with agricultural machinery is harvesting corn at field imports
Brazil recently paved the way for imports of U.S. corn following a short corn crop, according to industry sources. Regulators in Brazil last week met and authorized outstanding biotech products needed to open Brazil for U.S. corn exports. Continue reading

green-corn-seeds businessman
A businessman from China will serve three years in prison after being caught rummaging through Iowa cornfields to learn trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies. Continue reading

Wheat Growers See Record-High Yields

fresh corn in box, on wooden table
As of September 1, there were 1.74 billion bushels of old crop corn and 197 million bushels of old crop soybeans in storage, according to the Grain Stocks report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Continue reading

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) applauded House passage of the Water Resources and Development Act by the U.S. House this week. NCGA First Vice President Wesley Spurlock says the Act will play a “vital role in moving corn to export markets.” Continue reading

fresh corn in box, on wooden table judge
A federal judge in Kansas has allowed a lawsuit filed by farmers against Syngenta to move forward as a class action lawsuit. Farmers from the U.S. sued Syngenta in 2014 after grain shipments to China were rejected because of an unapproved genetically engineered trait was found. Continue reading

Through groups like the National Corn Growers Association and the American Farm Bureau, thousands of farmers are asking Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement quickly. NCGA says more than 6,000 farmers have written letters to Congress urging passage of the agreement this year. NCGA is delivering those letters to lawmakers this week. Meanwhile, Farm Bureau joined the National Association of Manufacturers and others Wednesday in a letter to Congress asking lawmakers the same. Continue reading

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