America’s worst traffic jam this fall occurred on the Ohio River, where a line of about 50 miles of boats hauling grains and other products turned into a water-borne parking lot, as ship captains waited for the river to reopen. Such delays are worsening on the nation’s waterways, which are critical to commerce for the
Inattention, indifference and inaction are no longer options for those in agriculture with regard to U.S. foreign policy. Free trade has remained a key, philosophical driver for U.S. feed grains for decades, benefiting corn, barley and sorghum growers — among many other commodities. Now, agriculture must answer the call to defend trade and the rewards
Manitoba’s early harvest was dry, but now a rash of rains has left producers fighting moisture and wondering when to give up on drying in the field. Francois Labelle, general manager for the Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers, said most grain being harvested is several percentage points above safe storage since the dry spell broke.
Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer Ken Hellevang. “Field losses, splits and cracked seed coats increase as moisture content decreases,” he says. “Shatter losses have been shown to increase significantly when seed moisture falls below 11 per cent or when
In an interview with Manitoba Co-operator editor Laura Rance at Ag in Motion in Saskatoon, DuPont Pioneer vice-president Neal Gutterson discusses plans for breeding corn and soybean varieties that can be grown across Western Canada, as well as for hybrid wheat and use of biologicals for insect and disease control.
They may have slowed their purchasing pace lately as agronomists and trade officials awaited greater clarity on domestic and U.S. production potential, but Chinese corn importers may soon be forced to resume buying activity after the spread between key interior prices and U.S. export corn has widened sharply recently. Questions over domestic production potential coupled
* Corn up for 2nd day after USDA pegs stocks below 2 bln bushels
* Updated forecasts call for more rain, less heat * Corn losses partly offset by good export sales * Spread unwinding, technical selling hurts soybeans * Wheat sinks on spillover pressure from corn, soy (Updates with closing prices) By Karl Plume CHICAGO, July 18 (Reuters) - U.S. corn and soybean prices retreated for the second
* Markets down for day but end week higher * Some weather forecasts scale back Midwest heat, dryness * Corn market shrugs off U.S. corn sale to China * Fireworks in CBOT July corn, soybeans at expiration * Wheat dragged lower by declines in corn and soybeans (Updates prices) By Tom Polansek and Julie Ingwersen
* New-crop corn, soybeans lead gains * Forecasts call for hot, dry weather in western Midwest * Short-covering noted in corn and wheat * Wheat buoyed by recent demand from China (Updates with closing prices) By Julie Ingwersen CHICAGO, July 9 (Reuters) - New-crop corn and soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade rose