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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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Kansas: 3 Corn Production Management Schools Scheduled for Jan.

Kansas: 3 Corn Production Management Schools Scheduled for Jan.

👤By Kathy Gehl, Kansas State University 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Three K-State Corn Production Management Schools will be offered in early January 2018 in western, central, and eastern Kansas. Each school will provide in-depth training targeted for corn producers in those regions. The schools are coordinated with Kansas Corn and

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Moving Grain: Barge Rates, Secondary Railcar Markets Move Lower

Moving Grain: Barge Rates, Secondary Railcar Markets Move Lower

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Grain Barge Rates Decline Since October… St. Louis barge rates for export grain peaked on October 3 at 800 percent of tariff ($31.92 per ton), but dropped significantly to 338 percent of tariff ($13.49 per ton) by the end of

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Corn: Handy Bt Trait Table for Updated for 2018

Corn: Handy Bt Trait Table for Updated for 2018

👤By Christina DiFonzo, Michigan State University Extension Entomologist 🕔Dec 14, 2017

I made some major changes to the Handy Bt Trait Table updated for 2018. To improve readability, trait packages are now alphabetized instead of grouped by seed company. Also, letter abbreviations for insect names and herbicides were replaced with simple “X’s.”

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Iowa Farmland Values, and the Corn Belt Economy – ‘At a Crossroads’

Iowa Farmland Values, and the Corn Belt Economy – ‘At a Crossroads’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 13, 2017

The 2017 Iowa State University Land Value Survey was released on Tuesday, and showed that farmland values climbed 2% this year.  The survey was conducted in November by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University and

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The Market, 2017: Winners and Losers – DTN

The Market, 2017: Winners and Losers – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman, DTN Analyst 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Ready or not, 2017 is just a few weeks away from flipping the calendar. I always find it interesting to step back and take a look at the winners and losers for the year. As we saw in last year’s

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Illinois: How Has Crop Acreage Shifted Since 1996?

Illinois: How Has Crop Acreage Shifted Since 1996?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Since 2012, acres in the U.S. have been shifting out of corn and into soybeans, likely as a result of higher returns for soybeans than for corn. The longer termed trends since 1996 have been increases in corn and soybean

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WASDE Coarse Grains: Increased Corn Usage, Reduced Corn Stocks

WASDE Coarse Grains: Increased Corn Usage, Reduced Corn Stocks

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 12, 2017

This month’s 2017/18 U.S. corn outlook is for increased corn used to produce ethanol and reduced ending stocks. Corn used to produce ethanol is raised 50 million bushels to 5.525 billion, based on increased sorghum export commitments, and the most

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Illinois: 4 Upcoming Crop Management Conferences in Jan., Feb.

Illinois: 4 Upcoming Crop Management Conferences in Jan., Feb.

👤By Dennis Bowman, University of Illinois 🕔Dec 12, 2017

Registration is open for the 2018 Crop Management Conferences. These regional conferences provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers. We are looking forward to introducing new specialists from the University of Illinois, and have adjoining

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Ag Trade: USDA Trade Data; NAFTA Perspectives from Farm State Senators

Ag Trade: USDA Trade Data; NAFTA Perspectives from Farm State Senators

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Today’s update provides a brief overview of updated USDA agricultural export data, and also looks at recent news items regarding the NAFTA renegotiation, with particular focus on perspective from some farm state Senators. Background- USDA Data Update The U.S. Department

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