U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a new way for farmers in developing areas of the world to determine the moisture content of their stored grain. Such determinations can help prevent losses due to insects, spoilage and mold growth that can render grain unfit for consumption. Unlike in the West, farmers in underdeveloped countries use large bags rather …
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 number of grain dust explosions in the United States fell to a 10-year low in 2016, but two of the incidents resulted in the first reported fatalities since 2013, according to a recent report by Purdue University.
Rising demand for organic and non-GMO foods led to a sharp rise in organic grain imports last year. A new report by CoBank says U.S. production of non-GMO crops has risen, but domestic production for organic corn and soybeans remains well short of current U.S. demand.
The U.S. grain price outlook and crop demand won’t see a lot of major changes in the coming year. That prediction comes from Dr. Pat Westhoff, Director of the Food and Ag Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri.
President Vladimir Putin of Russia this week hailed the nation’s farmers efforts in producing the biggest post-Soviet grain crop this week. However, in his message to farmers, he cautioned the country should not be in a hurry to move excess grain.
Tenth-generation farmer Chip Councell of Maryland was elected as the new U.S. Grains Council Chairman at the Board of Delegates Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.