U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) urge caution as the Trump Administration officially submitted to Congress its notice of intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The U.S. wheat industry welcomes the opportunity for improving the framework for cross border wheat trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, but would …
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency this week announced greater crop insurance options for farmers against unexpected decreases in their operating margin. Offered through the federal crop insurance program, margin protection insurance for corn, wheat, rice and soybeans will be available in more states and have updates designed to better clarify the real input costs covered beginning in …
Cargill expects international grain markets to remain oversupplied. The company’s CEO told Reuters recently that the oversupply will remain “for a long time” due to bountiful harvests and an increase of crops in storage. Global corn, wheat and soybean inventories have increased over the last four years in the longest stretch of gains since the late 1990s, according to the …
The monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report by the Department of Agriculture released Wednesday predicts a U.S. corn crop of 14.06 billion bushels, down 1.08 billion from last year. The monthly report is also projecting a U.S. soybean crop of 4.25 billion bushels, down from the 4.3-billion-bushel crop last year. USDA projects ending stocks for new crop corn …
The National Association of Wheat Growers finds wheat plantings included in the Department of Agriculture’s Prospective Plantings report alarming.
Two sources in the Indian government told Reuters this week that India could impose a 25-percent wheat import tax by the middle of March. That move would reinstate the tariff after a three-month gap as a response to recent large purchases from overseas.
Kansas Republican U.S. Senator Jerry Moran(more-ran) says wheat and sorghum need attention in the next farm bill, along with other key commodities including cotton and dairy.
By Dennis O’Brien, USDA Agriculture Research Service Maximizing yields while using as little water and fertilizer as possible is a top priority for Arizona wheat growers. Challenged by diminishing water supplies and rising fertilizer costs, growers know the exact amounts of water and fertilizer to use is critical. Using too much is not only costly, but can become useless as …
How does the winter wheat crop rate as it goes to bed for a long winter’s nap? Gary Crawford has the story.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has trimmed its import forecast for Egypt. Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today reports the reduction is due to credit issues.
Another California region shows an increase in crop production for 2015 with some big changes for commodities within the southern county’s report.
The American Journal of Transportation calls Russia a “grain superpower” as wheat exports from Russia surge. The Journal says grains are propelling Russia’s agriculture into a renaissance, charged by the 45 percent drop in the ruble against the dollar over the last few years and bumper crops.
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).
Government leaders in Iran say the nation is now self-sufficient in regards to its domestic wheat supply and aims to export wheat in the coming months.
Global wheat prices are suffering from complicated quarantine rules by Egypt regarding the fungus ergot, effectively taking the world’s largest wheat importer out of the trade market.
Most of the major wheat producing countries around the world have had very good growing conditions through the entire season. Countries like the U.S., Australia, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan are expecting record yields during harvest.
Wheat traders and the industry remain hopeful tight supplies of the commodity in India could provide a small boost to global prices, and a potential rebound from 10-years lows.
Earlier this month, Japan halted imports of western white and feed wheat from the pacific coast ports after unapproved genetically modified crops were found in an unplanted field in Washington state.
Wheat prices have tumbled to the lowest point they’ve been at in the last decade, thanks in part to a successful harvest in the U.S. and strong harvest prospects overseas. Low wheat prices are causing a dilemma for elevator operators that have too much wheat and not enough storage.
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