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Georgia Corn Growers Overwhelmingly Approve to Continue Assessment on Corn

Georgia corn growers voted their overwhelming support of continuation of the assessment of one cent per bushel of corn for the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Corn.  The voting for the market order was conducted from March 15 to April 14 and was reaffirmed by a 93.5% favorable vote. The market order for corn requires vote by producers every three …

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NCGA Urges White House: Don’t Withdraw From NAFTA

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) denounced reports that the White House has drafted plans to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The following is a statement from NCGA President Wesley Spurlock. “Mr. President, America’s corn farmers helped elect you. We are strong supporters of your administration and continue to stand ready to work with you to …

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Syngenta Corn Lawsuits Underway

The first of several lawsuits filed against Syngenta is underway. Syngenta is facing dozens of lawsuits that claim a move by the company depressed corn prices in 2013. The farmers involved claim Syngenta’s selling of a corn trait that was not approved to export to China, and found in shipments of U.S. corn to China, depressed U.S. corn prices and …

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2017 Corn Plantings Falling Behind

Wet conditions across the Corn Belt are delaying corn plantings. The Department of Agriculture indicated earlier this week corn plantings have fallen slightly behind the five-year average, and wet weather this week in the Midwest will likely bring further delays. With six percent of total corn acres planted by April 16th, progress fell three percentage points short of the five-year …

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U.S. Corn Crop Planting Falls Slightly Behind

Corn planting progress has fallen slightly behind the five-year average, according to USDA’s weekly crop progress report. Only 6% of total corn acreage had been planted as of April 16, which is 3% short of the five-year average and 6% behind the same date last year. For the most part, the slower pace is a result of wet conditions across …

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China Growing Less Corn as Acreage Drops

Farmers in China will plant less corn this season, resulting in the nation’s smallest crop in six years. A poll by Reuters finds that during the spring planting season, growers in China plan to cut corn acreage for the second straight year to 35.2 million hectares, the equivalent of roughly 85 million acres, 4.1 percent less than a year ago. …

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DDG Prices at Lowest Point in a Decade

Recent trade tensions have hit the dried distiller’s grain market hard. Prices for the U.S. corn byproduct used in animal feed have dropped to the lowest they’ve been at for this time of year in a decade. Earlier this year, China imposed import tariffs on the product, slowing American exports to the world’s largest market. A Bloomberg Report says the …

USDA Seeks Nominees for the Popcorn Research and Promotions Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations to fill two seats on the Popcorn Research and Promotion Board that will come open Dec. 31, 2017. Members are appointed to serve a three-year term. Deadline for nominations is May 1, 2017. Producers that process more than four million pounds of popcorn are eligible to submit up to two nominations …