The top five AGDAILY stories of the week … did you follow the action? This week the Farm Babe examines corn versus grass fed beef, we get into the dicamba debate, and a woman writes a beautiful anthem in response to a dairy closing. Don’t miss a moment at AGDAILY. Sign up and push your […]
To help plants better fend off insect pests, researchers are arming them with silicon. The University of Delaware’s Ivan Hiltpold and researchers from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University in Australia are examining the addition of silicon to the soil to see if it will help strengthen plants against potential predators. […]
The pig-to-person spread of the flu at fairs continues to be a concern — just this week a child in North Dakota and a child in Ohio contracted influenza from pig exhibits at the fair. However, a new study shows protective measures, including cutting the length of time pigs and people congregate, makes good sense […]
For a nation obsessed with having everything clean, it’s easy to forget how valuable to our immunity a little dirt can be.
U.S. rice will have more market access to the fourth largest country in South America now after a new agreement with the government of Colombia. A previous agreement in 2012 between both countries enabled exports of U.S. paddy rice to Colombia, but under strict and costly requirements related to phytosanitary concerns. The new agreement lifts […]
Our thoughts go out to this Michigan community after a 19-year-old Amish teen was electrocuted in a fatal farm accident. According to the Clare County Review, Alvin James Yoder was trying clear a 20-foot high grain tank on his farm with a metal pipe when he touched a 5,000 volt power line above. He died […]
We kickoff this morning with Export Sales and Initial Jobless Claims at 7:30 A.M. followed with Capacity Utilization, Industrial Production at 8:15 A.M. and EIA Gas Storage at 9:30 A.M. The Grains are trading higher in the overnight electronic session. The complex is getting a bounce after being heavily sold in prior trading sessions. Another […]