North America

Selecting corn hybrids for 2013

It is that time of year for farmers to place orders for corn seed. Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension Agronomist, says two questions many growers should ask are: 1) How many hours do I spend selecting corn hybrids? 2) Who and what influence my decision? FULL STORY »

Cargill says Mexico owes it $95 million in NAFTA dispute

U.S. agribusiness company Cargill Inc. filed a suit in a U.S. court on Tuesday to compel Mexico to pay a $94.6 million award over trade barriers the company says Mexico put up against high-fructose corn syrup from 2002 to 2007. FULL STORY »

Domestic wheat situation: 2012-13 Supplies

Supplies for 2012/13 are 168 million bushels above 2011/12. Higher production (+270 million bushels) and imports (+18 million bushels) more than offset lower beginning stocks (-119 million bushels) year to year. FULL STORY »

World wheat trade higher this month

World wheat trade for the international 2012/13 July-June trade year is projected higher this month by 2.7 million tons, to 138.8 million. China’s imports are projected 1.0 million tons higher to 2.5 million, reflecting strong pace of imports in the past month and recent purchases from various major exporters. FULL STORY »

U.S. winter wheat conditions mixed

Winter wheat conditions as of November 4 are not as favorable as last year at this time. For all winter wheat seedings, 39 percent of the crop rated good to excellent compared to 49 percent a year ago. Nineteen percent of the seedings this year are rated poor to very poor compared to 15 percent a year ago at this time. FULL STORY »

Lessons learned from 2012 crop insurance, rental arrangements

The 2012 drought raised two issues related to crop insurance and rental arrangements. First, it appears that a significant number of share rent landlords did not take crop insurance, resulting in much lower returns. Second, variable cash rental arrangements typically have not included crop insurance proceeds in calculating rental payments. FULL STORY »

Hybrid offerings change rapidly year to year

Corn growers talk about the years when seed corn companies would offer the same number of hybrids for a few years, but today the seed companies are coming out with large numbers of new hybrids each year. FULL STORY »

Antimicrobial resistance – a polarizing issue

Antimicrobial resistance is never going to go away and we will never completely win. “But, there are key battles we should and must win,” says Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, Dipl. ACVP, dean of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. FULL STORY »

AgChat organizes 3rd Annual #foodthanks campaign

Whether it’s the harvest on the family farm or a dish on the dinner table, social media users from all sectors of the ag and food community can share their appreciation for food and those who provide it with AgChat's hashtag #foodthanks campaign. FULL STORY »

Managing volunteer corn

DuPont Pioneer offers information on the yield impact of volunteer corn and provides some management options. FULL STORY »

EU trade chief calls on Mexico to reopen trade pact with Europe

Europe and Mexico need to go back to the negotiating table to rework their 12-year-old free-trade agreement to include services and agriculture, the European Union's top trade official said on Monday. FULL STORY »

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