Too much food is wasted
Did you know nearly five million tons of food—enough to fill the John Hancock Building more than 14 times—will be wasted between Thanksgiving and the end of 2013? Learn more about what factors contribute to food wastage. FULL STORY »
Jolley: Not another MFA videotape
I wanted to share with you the content of two back-to-back email messages I received. The first is from Matthew Prescott who keeps me updated on the successes of the folks at HSUS. The second is from Meatingplace.com and it shows what happens every time HSUS is successful in its pursuit of animal abusers. FULL STORY »
Corn market functioning as needed?
Corn prices managed a small rally following the USDA’s Nov. 8 Crop Production report that contained a corn production forecast that was not quite as large as feared. FULL STORY »
Is a flexible farm land rent arrangement in your portfolio?
Landowners and tenants are looking to updating their land rental arrangements and rental rates to reflect the volatile commodity markets. FULL STORY »
New Jersey senator stalls in attempt to override veto
While a New Jersey state senator with strong ties to HSUS gave it his best effort, he didn’t have the votes needed for to override Governor Christie’s veto of the bill to ban maternity pens in the state – this time. FULL STORY »
Should Congress just put funding toward crop insurance?
In his recent analysis of crop insurance guarantees, University of Illinois Farm Management Specialist Gary Schnitkey makes the observation that the significantly lower guarantees expected for the 2014 crop demonstrates the inappropriate nature for crop insurance to be the lone safety net for agriculture. FULL STORY »
Ag markets start the week in mixed fashion
Corn futures are steady in early trade Monday. Friday’s Commitment of Traders report showed trading funds added lightly to net short positions in corn futures, although net short 146,000 contracts, the position is down about 35,000 from the peak a few weeks ago. FULL STORY »
- USMEF: Regional director sees potential in Cambodian market
- Novartis opens animal health books to Bayer, others
- Fact sheet: Farm bill programs and the environment, economy
- Charity watchdog exposes HSUS for incorrect tax filings
- Ethanol cut may drive down U.S. corn prices, drive up subsidies
- Farrow-to-finish margins strongly in the black