Keith Good: New Herbicide-Resistant Cotton, Soybean Seeds Approved Jan 16, 2015

🕔Jan 16, 2015
Regulations Jacob Bunge reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday approved soybean and cotton seeds engineered by Monsanto Co. to resist a broader range […]

Japan Elections Won’t Soften Trade Issues — DTN Dec 18, 2014

🕔Dec 18, 2014
Those pining for the Dec. 14 Japan election results to prompt faster movement on the Trans-Pacific Partership (TPP) agreement negotiations will find their hopes let down. The election allowed Prime […]

Japan Gasping Ahead of Finish Line in Trade Talks — DTN Jul 10, 2014

🕔Jul 10, 2014
While discussing the difficulty of completing the agricultural trade portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership at a press conference this week, Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, compared […]

Keith Good: Bad News in PEDv Fight; Farms, Farm Land Declined in 2013 May 29, 2014

🕔May 29, 2014
Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported yesterday that, “An Indiana farm has become the first to confirm publicly it suffered a second outbreak of a deadly pig virus, fueling concerns that a disease […]

Keith Good: U.S. Corn Exports Surging Despite China’s GMO Rejections Apr 25, 2014

🕔Apr 25, 2014
Trade News Reuters writer Michael Hirtzer reported yesterday that, “U.S. exporters last week shipped the most corn in at least 24 years, government data showed on Thursday, despite another round of canceled […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Between U.S., Japan Bog Down — DTN Apr 24, 2014

🕔Apr 24, 2014
Despite media rumors of Japan giving ground on some agricultural items it considers sensitive, U.S. exporters should not pin their hopes in the short term on Tokyo accepting total liberalization […]

Keith Good: Winter Wheat Conditions Worsen; Planting Progress Sluggish Apr 22, 2014

🕔Apr 22, 2014
Crop Progress In domestic developments, Cheri Zagurski reported yesterday at DTN (link requires subscription) that, “Winter wheat conditions worsened slightly in the week ended April 20, according to USDA’s latest weekly Crop Progress report. Twenty-three […]

Keith Good: Government Ag Expenditures Hard to Pinpoint, Report Finds Mar 14, 2014

🕔Mar 14, 2014
Farm Bill David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Falling commodity prices and a new farm bill are adding up to a wild ride for those charged with predicting government expenditures for agriculture over the next […]

Keith Good: Potential El Nino Development Puts Ag Industry on Alert Mar 12, 2014

🕔Mar 12, 2014
Agricultural Economy Pilita Clark and Emiko Terazono reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “Commodities investors and farmers are on alert after the third official warning in a week of an El Niño […]

Keith Good: U.S. Grain Suppliers Could Benefit from Events in Ukraine Mar 6, 2014

🕔Mar 6, 2014
Agricultural Economy Jacob Bunge and Tony C. Dreibus reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Ukrainian farmers are holding on to grain to protect themselves against declines in the country’s […]

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