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Friday, September 07, 2012
Novus Announces New Design for Product Packaging
US - Novus International, Inc. announces the unveiling of a new design in its product packaging. ...
Friday, August 31, 2012
CME: Russia's Wheat Crop Hits the News
US - Russia’s wheat crop was all the news yesterday as a Russian economic analyst predicted some sort of export restriction is looming due to a drought-impacted crop, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Virginia Makes Eighth State to Request Waiver of Ethanol Mandates
US - In a letter sent earlier this week, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell petitioned the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant a waiver from the ethanol quotas mandated by the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS)....
Friday, August 24, 2012
Changes to US Ethanol Fuel Policies Unlikely
US - An agricultural economist with the University of Missouri says the US government appears unlikely to alter its ethanol fuel policies to ward off anticipated shortages of feed grains in the wake of reduced corn production due to drought....
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Six States Now Lobbying for RFS Waiver
US - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez have urged EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to use her existing waiver authority as soon as possible to adjust the corn-ethanol mandate for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), becoming...
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Comment Period Open on Renewable Fuel Waiver
US - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a Federal Register notice opening a 30 day comment period on requests from the Governors of Arkansas and North Carolina to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements....
Rationing the 2012 US Soybean Crop
US - The small South American soybean crop of 2012 will result in much smaller inventories of that crop by the end of the year, writes Darrel Good....
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Corn Ethanol Waiver: Effect on Corn Prices Uncertain
US - Corn prices pushed higher by the worst US drought in half a century would not necessarily moderate if the federal government's corn ethanol mandate were temporarily suspended, according to a report by Purdue University agricultural economists....
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Pigs, Poultry Fed High-Protein Fungus Grown on Ethanol Leftovers
US - Initial studies show a fungus grown in the leftovers of ethanol production could be a good energy feed for pigs and chickens. ...
Corn and Soybean Forecasts - What's Next?
US - The USDA’s August Crop Production report confirmed prospects for small US corn and soybean crops and the need for consumption of both crops to decline sharply in the year ahead, writes Darrel Good. ...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Governors Call for Ethanol Mandate Waiver
US - As the severe effect of the worst drought in a half century becomes more clear, the governors of Maryland and Delaware have officially requested that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) take immediate action to save jobs, stave off rising...
US Growers Produce 13 Per Cent Less Corn
US - Affected by one of the worst droughts on record, US corn growers are forecast to harvest 87.4 million acres in 2012, down two per cent from June estimates, according to the 'Crop Production' report released on Friday (10 August) by the US Department...
USDA Forecasts Sharply Reduced Corn, Soybean Crops
US - The Agriculture Department’s first survey-based measure of crop yield potential for 2012 lowered production forecasts for both corn and soybeans dramatically, due to the continuing drought. Economists with the American Farm Bureau Federation said...
Thursday, August 09, 2012
CME: Analysts Expect Corn Yields of 127.3 Bushels Per Acre
US - The upcoming USDA WASDE supply/demand report is arguably the most important one of the year so far. This will be the first report that USDA estimates of corn and soybean yields will be based on actual observations rather than trend yields...
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Tyson Reports Drop in Income
US - US meat and poultry giant Tyson Foods has seen income for the first nine months of the year down to $398 million compared to $653 million in 2011. ...
Monday, August 06, 2012
Drought Disaster Programme Passed by House
US - The US House of Representatives voted last week to pass a bill that would provide financial aid for some of the livestock producers reeling from damages caused by the worst drought in a half century....
Friday, August 03, 2012
Dozier Receives Poultry Nutrition Award
US - William A. Dozier, III, PhD, a poultry nutrition expert, was recognized for his professional achievements by the Poultry Science Association earlier this month. Dr Dozier is a professor at Auburn University. ...
Lawmakers Ask EPA for Waiver of Corn-Ethanol Mandate
US - The National Pork Producers Council praised a group of congressional lawmakers for asking the US Environmental Protection Agency to waive the federal mandate for the production of corn ethanol to help livestock and poultry producers weather the worst...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Midwest Drought Costs Georgia Poultry Producers Big Bucks
US - Severe drought in the Midwest corn-belt is driving up poultry feed costs in Georgia. Economists and poultry industry experts predict corn costs will increase 50 per cent in 2012 compared to typical years. Some economists say corn prices could double...
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Anticipating Size of 2012 Corn and Soybean Crops
US - The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the USDA will release the first yield and production forecasts for the 2012 US corn and soybean crops on 10 August. The first forecasts of the season are always highly anticipated, but none more...
Monday, July 30, 2012
CME: Feed Crisis Deepens
US - Corn futures were sharply higher in overnight trading and as of the writing of this report, September corn futures were at an all time record high of $8.20/bushel, 22 cents higher than the previous close, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Foster Farms, Jordan College State Break Ground on New Facility
CALIFORNIA, US - Representatives of Foster Farms, along with California State University, Fresno, faculty, students and community leaders, broke ground Friday on the new Foster Farms Poultry Education and Research Facility at Jordan College of Agricultural...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Grain, Corn Prices Reach High - But Not in Crisis Yet
US - The future of corn prices and the impact on fed livestock continues to be an unfolding, tumultuous situation, but some degree of clarity should be coming to the story in the next few weeks, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service economist....
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Drought Threatens Financial Well-Being of Livestock
US - Livestock producers are likely to suffer the biggest financial fallout from a drought that encompasses much of the nation. High feed prices from failed grain crops could drive some livestock producers to liquidate herds. ...
Are Soybean Prices High Enough?
US - Much of the recent attention in commodity markets, at least in the popular press, has focused on the US corn crop and the potential impact of drought conditions on production and prices. The focus has been warranted since corn is the largest US crop;...
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