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Georgia Corn Producers Voting on Continuation of Assessment for Market Order

Georgia cornGeorgia corn producers have the opportunity to vote on renewing the grower assessment, which funds the Georgia Corn Commission.  The current assessment is set at 1 cent per bushel. According to a release from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Commission is charged by law with providing programs of research, promotion and education on behalf of Georgia corn producers. Voting by eligible corn producers is taking place now through March 30th. Read the rest of this entry »

Commodity Classic Kicks off Thursday

Commodity Classic kicks off in San Antonio Texas on Thursday

Commodity Classic Kicks offCommodity Classic, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, officially kicks off Thursday in San Antonio, Texas. While a few board meetings will take place today, the bulk of the events kick off tomorrow and run through Saturday.

According to their website, it doesn’t matter what crop you raise, at Commodity Classic you’re certain to raise your expectations for your farm.

You’ll be able to find the answers, ideas, innovation, technology, equipment and expertise that can make a powerful difference on your farm. More information about Commodity Classic can be found on their website.

U.S. Corn a Better Deal for Mexico than Corn from Brazil, Argentina

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The CEO of global agribusiness company Bunge Limited says U.S. corn is a better deal for Mexico than corn from Argentina or Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Mexico Looking at Argentina, Brazil, for Yellow Corn

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Mexico is turning its attention to South America, given uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies. Mexico’s agriculture minister last week announced he would lead a business delegation to Argentina and Brazil to explore buying yellow corn from the two nations. Read the rest of this entry »

Study Shows Fewer Grain Dust Explosions in 2016

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The number of grain dust explosions in the United States fell to a 10-year low in 2016, but two of the incidents resulted in the first reported fatalities since 2013, according to a recent report by Purdue University. Read the rest of this entry »

High Fructose Corn Syrup Use Declining in U.S.

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Domestic use of high fructose corn syrup continues to fall, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read the rest of this entry »

South Africa Buys U.S. Sorghum, Open to U.S. Corn

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Outreach by the U.S. Grains Council in South Africa over the past year has helped achieve export victories there, with recent sales of U.S. sorghum and biotechnology trait approvals that will allow imports of U.S. corn. Read the rest of this entry »

Crop Insurance Closing Date

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USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds farmers that February 28 is the sales closing date for crop insurance. This applies to policies for corn, cotton, flue-cured tobacco, grain sorghum, peanuts, and soybeans. Tyron Spearman has the details. Read the rest of this entry »

North Dakota Farmer Learns about Florida Ag Issues

North Dakota Corn Growers Association President Carson Klosterman

Carson Klosterman

North Dakota Corn Growers Association President Carson Klosterman, a farmer from Wyndmere, North Dakota and member of the National Corn Growers Association’s Stewardship Action Team, was recently in Florida for a planning meeting. He says they discussed a variety of issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump Reportedly Taps Perdue as Ag Secretary

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President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly picked former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be Agriculture Secretary under the incoming administration. While the USDA landing team has yet to confirm the nominee, multiple media outlets attributed a senior transition official as saying Trump will nominate Perdue to the post.

The American Farm Bureau strongly endorsed the nomination of Perdue following the news. Read the rest of this entry »

UGA Corn Short Course

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This year’s corn short course and annual meeting of the Georgia Corn Growers Association Corn Short Course sessions will focus on new research and what it takes to optimize your profits under the expected prices for 2017. Click here for more information and registration brochure.

U.S. Grains Council Calls China Actions on DDGS Restricting

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The U.S. Grains Council says China is attempting to restrict access to the U.S. dried distillers grain market by subjecting U.S. DDGS to anti-dumping and countervailing duties. Grains Council CEO Tom Sleight says the organization is “deeply disappointed” in the move. The announcement came just ten days after the Chinese government increased tariffs on imported U.S. ethanol from five to 30 percent. The Grains Council says that move effectively stops market growth for U.S. farmers and ethanol producers. Meanwhile, U.S. farmers also continue to wait for China’s approvals of biotech corn events, which last happened in 2014. Sleight says the protectionist trade restrictions by China are “based on false allegations” and do not benefit China or the United States.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.

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