Crops

Dow AgroSciences to donate up to $10k at Commodity Classic

· February 23, 2018

Dow AgroSciences is serious about farmers committing to using the Fertilizer Institute’s 4R’s of nutrient management practices — so serious they are donating up to $10,000 at Commodity Classic to the official charity partner, Feeding America, based on the number of farmer commitments. The 4R’s of nutrient stewardship is a concept to apply the right […]

Corn growers: Cruz only looking out for Wall Street

· February 22, 2018

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ruffled some feathers Wednesday with his comments during a town hall at a bankrupt Philadelphia refinery. In his speech Cruz championed blue collar workers, while tearing down a federal ethanol mandate. North Dakota farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), Kevin Skunes had this to say in […]

Today’s markets: Free markets for free men

· February 22, 2018

We kickoff Washington’s Birthday with Jobless Claims at 7:30 A.M. Central Time, EIA Gas Storage at 9:30 A.M., EIA Energy Stocks at 10:00 A.M., Cold Storage Annual Report and Dairy Product Sales at 2:00 P.M. Yesterday’s FED minutes further sparked a charge in the Stock Market only to be debunked after the 5-yeat T-Note auction […]

California almond growers brace for freezing temps

· February 21, 2018

California almond growers are facing a challenging week ahead as temperatures are expected to drop below freezing, threatening damage to blooming orchards and developing crops. All almond varieties are at significant risk for loss when overnight temperatures reach 28 degrees and below. While the conditions can vary from the North to South Central Valley, actual […]

Arkansas judge throws out Monsanto dicamba lawsuit

· February 20, 2018

The Arkansas ban on dicamba continues after a judge threw out Monsanto’s lawsuit to stop the state from blocking sale of the product. On Friday the Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Chris Piazza cited a recent Arkansas Supreme Court decision that the state cannot be made a defendant in court. In June, the Arkansas State […]

National ag coalition: California Prop 65 needs to be halted

· February 20, 2018

A national agriculture coalition is going to court today with a reasonable request: halt California’s extreme Prop 65 listing of glyphosate until the judge can consider all of the facts. Despite scientific findings from hundreds of studies and conclusions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and regulatory agencies […]

Today’s markets: Cooler heads will prevail

· February 15, 2018

Despite the recent correction in crude oil, the Saudis say they are all in when it comes to cutting production. Despite the recent stock-market inspired shake out and the surge in shale oil output, the truth is that the global oil market is going through its most significant tightening cycle in over a decade. The […]

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