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Syngenta Corn Lawsuits Underway

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

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

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

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 …

Reebok to Manufacture Shoes Made from Corn, Organic Cotton

Dan Corn, Cotton, Industry News Release, Organic

Reebok will begin making shoes from corn and organic cotton later this year. The initiative is an effort to create more sustainable products. A Reebok spokesperson says: “Reebok is trying to clean up the entire life cycle of shoe making,” Reebok says the sole of the new shoe will be made with petroleum-free, non-toxic industrial-grown corn, while the body of …

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Southern Region Planting Intentions

Dan Field Crops, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the Planting Intention Report for the southern region. USDA/NASS estimated a record high 89.5 million acres of soybean planted area for 2017, up 7 percent from last year. Corn planted area is estimated at 90.0 million acres, down 4 percent from 2016. All cotton planted area is estimated at …