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Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Genetically modified crops were planted on a record 457.4 million acres globally in 2016, up 3 percent from the 444 million acres planted in 2015, according to statistics released by International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications. This follows

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Global Markets: Rice – South America Threatens U.S. Paddy Export Dominance

Global Markets: Rice – South America Threatens U.S. Paddy Export Dominance

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Over 40 percent of U.S. rice exports (product weight basis) are paddy rice, which differs from world market trade as the top Asian exporters almost exclusively ship milled rice. This feature is attributable to two factors: U.S. milled rice prices

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Grain Markets: Corn Use for Ethanol Update – Podcast

Grain Markets: Corn Use for Ethanol Update – Podcast

👤By Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Listen ot MP3 Podcast The recent strength in ethanol production has led to speculation about changes to USDA’s estimate of corn used for ethanol in the pending WASDE report. Ethanol production for the week ending December 1 set a new

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Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled Repairs

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled Repairs

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Several Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled for Closure to Accommodate Repairs In order to conduct repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has scheduled several lock closures on the Upper Mississippi River during the upcoming winter season. Mississippi River

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Corn, Soybeans: Acreage Prospects for 2018

Corn, Soybeans: Acreage Prospects for 2018

👤By Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Nov 27, 2017

Corn and soybean prices have weathered the USDA’s November Crop Production report that contained larger forecasts of the size of the 2017 harvest, relative to market expectations, for both crops. Considerable speculation will occur over the next few months about

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Tobacco: How Are Our Competitors Doing?

Tobacco: How Are Our Competitors Doing?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Nov 16, 2017

The 2018 Brazil flue-cured crop–which is currently  in the field–has been projected at a volume of just under 1.3 billion pounds. That is slightly lower than the 1.37  billion  pounds  reported  for  the  crop  harvested  earlier  this  year.

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Global Markets: Corn – East Asia An Important Region for Competition

Global Markets: Corn – East Asia An Important Region for Competition

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 9, 2017

East Asian markets have been the foreground for competition between Brazil and U.S. corn exports. Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan are significant importers (accounting for roughly 20 percent of global corn trade) that source primarily from both countries, as exporters’

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Brazil Soybeans: November Rains Get Planters Speeding Up – DTN

Brazil Soybeans: November Rains Get Planters Speeding Up – DTN

👤By Lin Tan DTN China Correspondent 🕔Nov 3, 2017

Many Brazilian famers have been waiting for rain since mid-September. Most of central Brazil’s soybean production areas are receiving some rain in early November and this will help farmers speed up their soybean planting progress. Up to 5.9 inches of

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Rice: U.S. Production, Consumption, and Exports Projected to Decline

Rice: U.S. Production, Consumption, and Exports Projected to Decline

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Oct 27, 2017

While global rice production and trade are shifting slightly, the 2017-2018 U.S. rice market will likely see declines in production, consumption, exports and stocks, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nathan Childs, agricultural economist with the USDA’s Economic Research

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Soybean Market: Bullish Scenario Brewing – DTN

Soybean Market: Bullish Scenario Brewing – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman, DTN Analyst 🕔Oct 18, 2017

By now, you have heard USDA lowered its estimate of U.S. ending soybeans stocks from 475 million bushels to 430 mb for 2017-18 in Thursday’s WASDE report and watched November soybeans jump up 28 cents last week to its highest

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