The first of several lawsuits filed against Syngenta is underway. Syngenta is facing dozens of lawsuits that claim a move by the company depressed corn prices in 2013. The farmers involved claim Syngenta’s selling of a corn trait that was not approved to export to China, and found in shipments of U.S. corn to China, depressed U.S. corn prices and …
Wet conditions across the Corn Belt are delaying corn plantings. The Department of Agriculture indicated earlier this week corn plantings have fallen slightly behind the five-year average, and wet weather this week in the Midwest will likely bring further delays. With six percent of total corn acres planted by April 16th, progress fell three percentage points short of the five-year …
Farmers in China will plant less corn this season, resulting in the nation’s smallest crop in six years. A poll by Reuters finds that during the spring planting season, growers in China plan to cut corn acreage for the second straight year to 35.2 million hectares, the equivalent of roughly 85 million acres, 4.1 percent less than a year ago. …
Reebok will begin making shoes from corn and organic cotton later this year. The initiative is an effort to create more sustainable products. A Reebok spokesperson says: “Reebok is trying to clean up the entire life cycle of shoe making,” Reebok says the sole of the new shoe will be made with petroleum-free, non-toxic industrial-grown corn, while the body of …
Friday’s Department of Agriculture prospective plantings report suggests that U.S. farmers will plant four percent less corn this year compared to 2016 while planting seven percent more soybeans.
An agriculture professor from the University of Illinois says very early planting is not worth the risks involved. Emerson Nafziger says planting well ahead of normal is unlikely to result in higher yields.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its March World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. This month’s 2016/2017 U.S. corn outlook is for increased corn used to produce ethanol and reduced feed and seed use, leaving ending stocks unchanged from last month.
The CEO of global agribusiness company Bunge Limited says U.S. corn is a better deal for Mexico than corn from Argentina or Brazil.
Outreach by the U.S. Grains Council in South Africa over the past year has helped achieve export victories there, with recent sales of U.S. sorghum and biotechnology trait approvals that will allow imports of U.S. corn.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its February World Ag Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report this week.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued new analysis today on the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of corn-based ethanol. The analysis, conducted by ICF, found that typical corn-based ethanol achieves a 43 percent greenhouse gas reduction when compared to 2005-era gasoline, and by 2022, corn-based ethanol is projected to increase to a 50 percent greenhouse gas reduction over the life of …
Corn: No changes are made to this month’s 2016/17 U.S. corn supply and use projections. Forecast U.S. corn exports are unchanged this month, despite a sales and shipment pace that is well above a year ago. In recent years, early-season U.S. corn export commitments have not been a robust indicator of final exports, and it is expected that the U.S. …
A bin-busting harvest is doing just that, according to a new report by CoBank. The cooperative bank says this year’s yields have created a storage capacity crunch at U.S. elevators and are contributing to a brighter economic outlook for elevator operators.
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.
Syngenta has moved forward with an appeal claiming the class action lawsuit over its Agrisure Viptera corn brand is built on “fundamental errors.
Informa Economics is predicting that soybeans will take away a significant number of acres from corn and wheat during the 2017 planting season.
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.
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.
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).
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