Keith Good: Corn, Wheat Prices Climb from November, USDA Reports Dec 31, 2014

🕔Dec 31, 2014
Crop Watch Yesterday, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its monthly Agricultural Prices report, which stated in part that: “The corn price, at $3.77 per bushel, is up 19 cents from last month but […]

Keith Good: China Approval of GMO Corn Greeted with Cautious Optimism Dec 23, 2014

🕔Dec 23, 2014
Economic Issues Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported yesterday that, “U.S. corn futures on Monday touched a fresh five-month high on firm export demand, while wheat slumped on profit-taking and slow sales to foreign buyers.” […]

It’s Official: Viptera Trait in Corn, DDGs Approved by China — DTN Dec 22, 2014

🕔Dec 22, 2014
Syngenta officially announced Monday it has received the safety certificate needed for its Agrisure Viptera trait (MIR 162) from China’s regulatory authorities. This formally grants import approval for corn grain […]

Keith Good: New Cuba Policy Could Open Huge Market for U.S. Wheat Dec 19, 2014

🕔Dec 19, 2014
Cuba Policy Bloomberg writer Rudy Ruitenberg reported yesterday that, “The European Union stands to lose a $150-million wheat market in Cuba as the U.S. moves to normalize relations with the island nation […]

Keith Good: Weather Brings Close to Upper Mississippi Shipping Season Nov 20, 2014

🕔Nov 20, 2014
Transportation- Economic News Reuters writer Michael Hirtzer reported yesterday that, “The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River will end on Thursday as ice surrounding locks and dams near Minnesota’s Twin Cities […]

Keith Good: GMO Corn Suits Mount for Syngenta; Armyworm Concerns Grow Nov 18, 2014

🕔Nov 18, 2014
Biotech Associated Press writer David Pitt reported yesterday that, “Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not […]

Keith Good: Monsanto Settles Series of GMO Wheat Complaints for $2.4M Nov 13, 2014

🕔Nov 13, 2014
Biotech Maria Armental reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $2.4 million to resolve a series of complaints over genetically modified soft white wheat, the company […]

MIR 162 Corn Insecticide Trait Missing from Global Biotech Speech – DTN Oct 27, 2014

🕔Oct 27, 2014
Something was noticeably absent from Howard Minigh’s speech on the need to harmonize global biotech trait approvals: any mention of MIR 162. While the CropLife International CEO discussed the issues […]

Keith Good: Tumbling Grain Prices May Prove Costly for Taxpayers Oct 21, 2014

🕔Oct 21, 2014
Policy Issues Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media reported yesterday that, “U.S. farmers are bringing in what’s expected to be a record-breaking harvest for corn and soybeans. But all that productivity […]

Keith Good: Lawsuits Concerning GMO Corn Mount Against Syngenta AG Oct 20, 2014

🕔Oct 20, 2014
Biotech Jacob Bunge reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Syngenta AG faces escalating legal battles over its sale of genetically engineered corn seeds that some farmers and agricultural companies say […]

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