crops

China Approves More GMO Crops

Dan Industry News Release

China’s Ministry of Agriculture announced it has approved two more genetically modified crops for import into the country. A Reuters article says it’s the second move in the past month to expand access to biotech seeds as a part of Beijing’s 100-day trade talks with Washington. The Ministry approved Syngenta’s 5307 insecticide-resistant corn sold under the Agrisure Duricade brand. It …

wheat growers

U.S. DDGS Exports Up 16 Percent To Southeast Asia

Dan Corn, Wheat

U.S. exports of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Southeast Asia have increased 16 percent so far this marketing year, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). The Southeast Asian region – which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – currently represents the …

nafta

NAFTA Boosted Canada’s Corn Syrup Consumption

Dan Industry News Release

A new study claims the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has drastically changed the Canadian diet by boosting consumption of high-fructose corn syrup. The peer-reviewed study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that as tariffs on high-fructose corn syrup dropped over a four-year period, consumption grew from 21.2 calories of corn syrup per day in 1994 to …

wasde

USDA Releases July WASDE, Crop Production Reports

Dan Industry News Release

The recent World Agriculture Supply and Demand (WASDE) report by the Department of Agriculture projects corn and soybean farmers will grow more crop than previously anticipated. USDA on Wednesday increased 2017-18 corn production to an estimated 14.255 billion bushels and soybean production to 4.26 billion bushels. Corn production came in slightly above the highest pre-report estimates while soybean production came …

exports

U.S. Exports to Mexico Stumble

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

As the Unites States plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, U.S. agricultural exports to Mexico have declined over the first few months of 2017. The Wall Street Journal reports that Mexican imports of U.S. soybean meal dropped 15 percent, the first decline in four years. Meanwhile, chicken exports to Mexico were down 11 …

corn silage

Producers Invited to Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

Dan Corn

Southeast producers are invited to the 2017 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day, June 15 in Tifton, Georgia. The annual event will be held at the University of Georgia, Tifton Campus Conference Center. John Bernard, UGA Extension animal, and dairy scientist said there will be topics discussed that will interest all producers. That includes forage pricing, fertilization, irrigation, and improving …

innovation

NCGA Launches Open Innovation Challenge to Find the Next Big Thing for Corn

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, announced the launch of a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Growing interest in America’s emerging bio-economy and continued improvements in sustainable corn production underscore the versatility and potential of this crop.  …

NCGA Launches Open Innovation Challenge to Find the Next Big Thing for Corn

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The Consider Corn Challenge Seeks New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Sustainable Chemicals The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, announced the launch of a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable chemicals with significant market demand. Growing interest in America’s emerging bio-economy …

Registration Deadline for Tri-State Agronomic Scout School is Monday

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Education, Field Crops, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts, Soybeans

The University of Florida/IFAS along with Auburn University and the University of Georgia will host a Tri-State Agronomic Scout School on June 8 at the Jackson County, Florida Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna, Florida. The event will start with registration at 8:00 AM (CST) and ends with lunch. But Monday, June 5 is the deadline to register for the event. …