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Today’s markets: Earnings expirations & reports

· April 26, 2018

We kicked off this NFL Draft Day with Advanced Durable Goods, Export Sales and Jobless Claims at 7:30 A.M. Central followed by the EIA Gas Storage at 9:30 A.M. It is also Last Trading Day on May Natural Gas. The Grains staged an impressive rally in yesterday’s trading session. In the overnight electronic session the […]

Ethanol finds value in Syngenta’s Cellerate process on corn

· April 26, 2018

Syngenta’s Cellerate process technology is offering ethanol producers the opportunity to access new markets and increase ROI potential for co-products. “Over the last decade, existing dry grind ethanol plants have strived to extract value out of the corn kernel through maximizing production and capture of ethanol, carbon dioxide, dried distillers grains (DDG), and oil,” said […]

Today’s markets: Happy Anzac Day Australia

· April 25, 2018

We have a whole slew of Earnings already out today and more released during the day and after the close. It will be interesting to see Chicago based Boeing’s earnings will be. We also have EIA Energy Stocks at 9:30 A.M. and Dairy Product Sales at 2:00 P.M. On the Corn front the May contract […]

Farmers for Free Trade report details impact of China’s tariffs

· April 25, 2018

Farmers for Free Trade, a bipartisan campaign to rebuild support for trade at the grassroots level, has released a new report highlighting the significant impact Chinese retaliation from steel and aluminum tariffs will have on U.S. wine, almond, walnut, pork, cherry, and many other commodity producers. The report also shows how economies of certain states […]

25 cash prizes up for grabs in Fields-of-Corn photo contest

· April 25, 2018

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why the National Corn Growers Association wants to see your corn stories in their annual photo contest. The NCGA invites photographers to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the fourth annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Through this contest, NCGA captures high-resolution […]

Minnesota conservation planting may be bringing in bad seed

· April 25, 2018

Minnesota landowners are being told they need to be cautious when buying and planting seed, especially for conservation plantings. Recently, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has encountered several issues with seed sold in the state. In 2016 and 2017, the highly invasive weed Palmer amaranth was introduced through conservation seed mixes. The department found seed […]

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8 things farmers want you to know about farming

· April 25, 2018

AGDAILY columnist and national agvocate Michelle Miller (aka Farm Babe) provided the insights for Nick Saik’s video about the eight things farmers want you to know about farming. Saik is the person behind the informative KNOW IDEAS MEDIA videos on YouTube, and here he tackles “factory farming,” the use of chemicals in ag, and sustainability, among […]

The list of organic pesticides approved by the USDA

· April 24, 2018

While much about modern farming techniques center around the use of synthetic pesticides (a catch-all term that includes herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides) on large acreage, organic producers of all sizes also use a variety of chemicals to control weeds and bugs on their farms. This article contains a list of organic pesticides approved by the […]

First spray system to deactivate dicamba to hit markets in 2018

· April 24, 2018

Monsanto has teamed up with Adjuvants Unlimited to develop the first-ever agricultural sprayer system cleaner designed to deactivate dicamba. Adjuvants Unlimited, a well-known developer and manufacturer of technologies for the crop protection industry, will bring this technology to market in 2018 through their industry partners. The new sprayer cleaner technology is unique from other currently […]

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