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29 May 2013
Focus Shifts to Soybean Planting Progress
US - The late start to the 2013 corn planting season has created concerns about the likely magnitude of planted acreage and likely yield potential, writes Darrel Good....
27 May 2013
Young Scientist Winners Crowned
US - Two students have received the distinction of Alltech Young Scientist for research demonstrating an exceptional awareness of science and its role in shaping the future of agriculture. ...
22 May 2013
Land O'Lakes Shows 'Solid' First Quarter Performance
US – Dairy focused agricultural cooperative, Land O’Lakes has reported first quarter earnings of $72 million and net sales up 6 per cent to $4.2 billion....
21 May 2013
Corn, Soybean Prices Continue to Retrace 2012 Drought Rally
US - Corn and soybean prices rallied sharply beginning in July 2012 as US drought conditions unfolded. It was generally expected that prices would follow the pattern experienced in other "short crop" years, with prices peaking near harvest and then returning...
09 May 2013
Arkansas In-feed Probiotic Helps Control Campy
US - Researchers in Arkansas have succeeded in identifying a probiotic isolate which, when fed to growing chicken, reduced the colonisation of the gut by Campylobacter....
07 May 2013
Mixed Rate of Corn Consumption, but Does it Matter?
US - Most of the discussion in the corn market has centered on US planting progress, the likely magnitude of planted acreage, and the US average yield potential, writes Darrel Good....
06 May 2013
Negative Impacts of Ethanol Mandates to House Committee
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) last week provided detailed comments to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in response to a white paper the committee issued that asked nine questions for agricultural sector stakeholders specifically addressing...
30 April 2013
How Large Does the Corn Crop Need to Be?
US - Based on corn planting intentions of nearly 97.3 million acres (implied harvested acres for grain near 90.2 million) and a trend yield of 161.5 bushels, the 2013 season started with expectations of a record U.S. crop near 14.6 billion bushels, writes...
26 April 2013
Kenyon Joins Diamond V as Poultry Specialist
US - Diamond V is pleased to announce the addition of David Kenyon as Poultry Specialist. ...
25 April 2013
Livestock Producers Should Expect Bright Future
US - More efficient land use, a stalled demand for corn ethanol and increased demand for meat in developing countries should help boost the livestock industry in coming years, according to a Purdue University agricultural economist....
Novus's Thad Simons Receives Award
US - The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) has named Thad Simons, President and CEO of Novus International, Inc., 2013 Agribusiness Leader of the Year. ...
22 April 2013
Impact of China's Recent Bird Flu on Corn Demand Uncertain
US - The impact of China's bird flu outbreak on poultry production and feed demand remains uncertain but may be less than initially feared. As reported last week, China's bird flu incidents saw live bird markets close around the Shanghai region and in...
20 April 2013
USDA Feed Review: Bids Mixed on Weather, Bird Flu, Lower Chinese Growth
US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids traded mixed. ...
18 April 2013
CME: Corn Plantings 'Off and Stumbling'
US - To say we are “off and running” with this year’s corn planting would be somewhat of an overstatement, we think. Maybe “off and stumbling” would be a better description, writes Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
16 April 2013
Early Season Corn Production Concerns
US - December 2013 corn futures prices have demonstrated a very erratic pattern since early February, with a trading range of about $0.70. Prices have reflected both old crop and new crop fundamentals, including expectations about producer planting intentions...
11 April 2013
April Report Forecasts Tight Corn and Soybean Supply
US - The April "World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates" report released by the Agriculture Department forecast tight corn and soybean stocks for the US, confirming the ongoing impact of the extensive drought of 2012, according to analysis by the...
Bill to Reform Federal Ethanol Mandate Introduced in House
US - Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Steve Womack (R-AR) and Peter Welch (D-VT) have introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act to help ease concerns created by the ethanol mandate and protect consumers, energy producers, livestock...
10 April 2013
CME: USDA Expected to Revise Estimates of Corn Ending Stocks
US - Following a grain stocks report that was significantly different that what trade was expecting, USDA will update on 10 April its grain and meat protein balance sheets, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Grain Inventories, New Crop Outlook Boost Livestock Prospects
US - Despite record high feed costs during the 2012/13 crop year, feed use in the animal protein sector has slipped by only two per cent as US farmers and ranchers limited the downsizing of their herds. A decline in margins has been offset to a degree...
Study Shows Essential Oils May Help Control Salmonella
US - A blend of essential oils (0.05 per cent) in drinking water reduced Salmonella Heidelberg colonisation in the crops of challenged broilers and improved bird performance, report researchers based at the University of Georgia....
04 April 2013
ConAgra Reports Decline in Profits
US - ConAgra Foods, one of North America’s leading packaged food companies, has reported sales in the Consumer Foods segment of $2,303 million and operating profit of $284 million for the third quarter....
03 April 2013
CME: Livestock, Grain Markets Still Reeling from USDA Reports
US - The impacts of Thursday’s USDA reports were still being felt in livestock and grain markets as the trade grappled with many new prospects for the coming crop year, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Allen Harim Expands Core Poultry Operations
US - Allen Harim is in negotiations to expand its investment in the US through the acquisition of the former Pinnacle Foods (Vlasic) processing facility in Millsboro, Delaware....
02 April 2013
Another Surprising Corn Stocks Estimate
US - The USDA’s quarterly estimates of US corn inventories have become a source of substantial surprises for the corn market, writes Darrel Good. ...
29 March 2013
Innovations in Eggshell Quality Evaluation
US - Feed prices are high, profit margins are low, and so now more than ever, we must focus on ways to optimise return on investment, says Diamond V. ...
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