General Agricultural News
Mar 07, 2014
Moving grain by both rail and ship has been hampered this winter by inclement weather. Severe cold and excessive snow have interfered with transportation.
CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions about depreciating vehicles and how to compensate for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Pigweed escapes can undercut resistance fight.
Mar 06, 2014
Six states now are suing the attorney general and agriculture secretary of California, arguing the Golden State is violating the Commerce Clause of the Constitution with a state statute imposing hen-layer space requirements for all eggs sold in California.
Don't give in to this tough weed.
China's demand for poultry feed took a 25% hit in the first two months of 2014 as consumers avoid poultry meat for fear of catching the H7N9 virus.
Mar 05, 2014
In a webinar on Wednesday breaking down the new commodity programs, a University of Illinois economist said the initial conclusions show most Midwest corn and soybean farmers would reach the 10% benchmark cap on the county-based ARC revenue guarantees. Yet, prices would remain above the reference prices needed to trigger payments under the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program.
If fundamental stories are what it takes to bring in the investor money, then the grain markets may have some luck building seasonal gains through spring 2014 as the plants themselves start growing and the markets start growing some excitement.
As Monsanto wraps up the first year of its commercial launch of Bt-soybeans in South America, the company is also considering the role Bt beans could play in the southern U.S.