ISU Extension economist Chad Hart will be a featured speaker at the 12th annual Farm News Ag Show from 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. on December 5 at the Iowa Community College East Campus in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Hart, a crop market specialist, will discuss the factors that impacted the 2013 corn and soybean crops as well as crop demand factors.
Hart to present at Farm News Ag Show
NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 11.0 Million Acres of Cotton in 2017
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.0 million cotton acres this spring, up 9.4 percent from 2016, according to the National Cotton Council’s 36th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see table attached) Upland cotton intentions are 10.8 million acres, up 8.8 percent from 2016, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 266,000 acres represent a 36.9 percent increase. The survey results were announced today at the NCC’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Jody Campiche, the...
EPA approves uses of weed killer Dicamba
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a conditional registration for new uses of the herbicide dicamba, a Monsanto “agrochemical,” on genetically engineered (GE) cotton and GE soybean. In aFinal Registration documentissued yesterday, the EPA discussed a number of considerations for the approval, including discussions of human health and environmental risks, along with benefits associated with the new uses. Per their study, the EPA classified Dicamba as “not likely to be carcinogenic...
ASA to Review Bayer/Monsanto Acquisition for Impacts on Soybean Farmers
The American Soybean Association (ASA) responded to an announcement today from Bayer and Monsanto that the two companies have signed an acquisition agreement under which Bayer will purchase Monsanto. In a statement, ASA President Richard Wilkins, a soybean farmer from Greenwood, Del., noted that the association will first and foremost evaluate the acquisition with respect to its impact on soybean farmers: “With respect to any merger and acquisition affecting soybean farmers, ASA is concerned primarily with...
USSEC Conducts U.S. Soy Supply Workshop – Agribusiness Series, Promoting the U.S. Soy Advantage Message to Customers in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines
USSEC conducted three workshops in the major cities of Jakarta, Bangkok and Manila from May 23 through 31 to promote U.S. Soy. The “Agribusiness Series” is a custom-made program designed by USSEC in cooperation with the Northern Crop Institute (NCI) / North Dakota State University (NDSU) and the International Grains Program (IGP) to create a platform for USSEC to stress the benefits and advantages of U.S. soybeans and soybean meal to a select audience. The theme for the series of workshops is “Ma...
USSEC Holds Poultry Nutrition and Production Short Course for U.S. Soy customers from Russia, Bulgaria and Romania
With the goal to increase awareness of U.S. Soy and help customers differentiate between soy of different origins, USSEC conducted a five day training program at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in Poultry Nutrition and Production for a team of 11 nutritionists and poultry professionals from top poultry integrations and feed manufacturing companies from Russia, Bulgaria and Romania from June 13 – 17. The classes were organized in close cooperation with Cargill, the Spanish Confederation of Compound...