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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Program-wide Notice Beet leafhopper counts remained very low throughout the fall. Counts typically increase as fallow fields are disked and grazed, however, BLH populations did not increase and were still low and scattered by the end of October. There were a total of seventy-one (71) host plant samples collected and sent for virus analysis in August. Only nine (9) of …
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.
Syngenta has moved forward with an appeal claiming the class action lawsuit over its Agrisure Viptera corn brand is built on “fundamental errors.
Some corn growers are still playing catchup on corn harvesting. Gary Crawford has the story.
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.
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.
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 …
Initial reports are coming from the Carolinas on how the hurricane previously known as Matthew has impacted crops and farm animals. Rod Bain has the story.
Remember when kids made funny faces at the dinner table when they were presented with a plate of Brussels sprouts?
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.
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.
Wheat Growers See Record-High Yields 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).
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.”
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.