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  • Stored Grain Poses Danger

    Remember these safety reminders when working around full bins If you have any grain left from last fall’s harvest and plan to clean out your bins once you finish planting, remember not to enter a bin when unloading or breaking up a mass of grain. Anyone working around grain bins needs to be aware of the dangers of stored grain, warns Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Ultra-fine coatings on sediment grains influence nitrate and sulfate storage in soil

    Tiny sediment grains are covered with a very fine-grained, complex mixture of minerals in an open fabric that results in a large surface area in contact with water between the grains. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are studying this microscopic layer and finding that the mineral composition of these coatings on sediment grains in the unsaturated zone (i.e., between land surface ...

  • Global grain production at record high despite extreme climatic events

    Global grain production is expected to reach a record high of 2.4 billion tons in 2012, an increase of 1 percent from 2011 levels, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project (www.worldwatch.org) for the Institute’s Vital Signs Online service. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Ethanol plant construction begins in Alberta

    Construction has begun on an ethanol plant beside the Growing Power Hairy Hill biorefinery in northeastern Alberta. In August, the facility will start to buy 110,000 tonnes of wheat and triticale from local farmers for ethanol production. The 40 million litre ethanol plant will produce wet distillers grain for the adjacent 36,000 head Highland Feeders feedlot and ethanol for the Alberta ...


    By Growing Power Hairy Hill LP

  • Syngenta Petitions Court to Protect Growers` Unrestricted Access to Grain Outlets for New Technology

    Syngenta in North America today filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa against Bunge North America ("Bunge") for having violated a number of Federal and State laws.  Syngenta alleges Bunge is attempting to block the legal merchandising of ...


  • Grain Processing Corporation of Muscatine, Iowa, Agrees to Pay $129,000 Penalty for Clean Water Act Violations

    EPA Region 7 announced today that Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), in Muscatine, Iowa, has agreed to pay a civil penalty for violations of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) that occurred in 2011. GPC failed to comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) monitoring requirements by taking unrepresentative flow measurements and not conducting settleability tests; ...

  • Rice Processing steps: From Pre-planting to Postproduction

    Rice, which is harvested each year with 154 million ha, is the most common grain as well as the most popular food in the world. Human consumption accounts for 85% of total production for rice, compared with 72% for wheat and 19% for maize. In addition, rice is the the most important crop for many of small farmers who grow it throughout the world, and the source of so many landless ...

  • Rice Processing steps: From Pre-planting to Postproductio

     Rice, which is harvested each year with 154 million ha, is the most common grain as well as the most popular food in the world. Human consumption accounts for 85% of total production for rice, compared with 72% for wheat and 19% for maize. In addition, ...

  • ADM to Build Biodiesel Plant in Lloydminster, Canada

    Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that it will build a 265 million liter (70 million gallon) biodiesel plant in Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada, which will increase ADM’s North American biodiesel production capacity by 50 percent. The biodiesel plant will be located adjacent to the company’s existing canola crushing facility in ...


    By Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

  • New crop of plant scientists emerges at CSIRO

    Under the CSIRO Plant Industry Summer Student Program, 17 students are engaged in a range of important agricultural research projects designed to discover, for example, how high temperatures affect crops and the genetic bases of crop development. The Program, which runs from 6 December to 11 February, provides university students with real insights into the day-to-day working lives of some of ...

  • Dioxin risk in soil and plant tissues after long-term biosolids application

    Land application of biosolids (treated municipal sewage sludge) is a common practice because biosolids are a rich source of plant nutrients and organic matter. However, the presence of detectable levels of dioxins in biosolids led to concerns that farmland application may result in accumulation of dioxins in soil and their subsequent translocation through the human food chain because several ...

  • Researchers discover how to make green plastics from plants

    Australian researchers are a step closer to turning plants into ‘biofactories’ capable of producing oils which can be used to replace petrochemicals used to manufacture a range of products. Scientists working within the joint CSIRO/Grains Research and Development Corporation Crop Biofactories Initiative (CBI) have achieved a major advance by accumulating 30 per cent of an unusual fatty acid (UFA) ...

  • Late-Planted Corn Can Still Reap Strong Yields

    Growers worried about delayed planting for corn, take heart – late-planted corn sometimes has reaped better yields than early planted corn, says an agronomist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. It’s true that the optimal time to get corn planted in southern Ohio is between April 10 and May 10 and in northern Ohio between ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Syngenta in cellulosic fuel collaboration to increase ethanol plant productivity

    Collaboration to use new process to make cellulosic ethanol from corn kernel fiber Technology to be marketed in combination with Enogen corn Ethanol yield per bushel of corn expected to increase substantially Syngenta announced today an agreement with Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies, LLC to license its ACE (Adding Cellulosic Ethanol) technology, a new process for ethanol ...


    By Syngenta

  • As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive

    On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds. The plants are living on saltwater, coping with drought and possibly offering viable farming alternatives for a future in which rising seas have inundated countless coastal farmlands. Sea rise, one of the consequences of climate change, now ...


    By Associated Press

  • Growers Who Planted Chromatin’s Sorghum Partners Brand Seed Have Winning Yields in the 2015 National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest

    Chromatin, Inc., a global agriculture technology company focused on sorghum, today announced that six sorghum growers who planted Chromatin’s Sorghum Partners brand products have won awards in 12 national, state and county level categories in the National Sorghum Producers (NSP) 2015 competition. In the national championship, Van Zee Ranch & Feedlot, Inc. in Platte, S.D., brought in a ...


    By Chromatin, Inc.

  • HPD integrates stillage concentration system for AGP

    AGP (Ag Processing Inc.) has selected HPD, a Veolia Water Solutions &, Technologies company, to provide an enhanced stillage concentration system to its Hastings, Nebraska ethanol production plant. The new system will supplement the existing falling film evaporator set and drying system to increase production of DDGS (distiller’s dried grains with solubles).The additional water removal ...

  • Genetic engineering could cut the cost of biofuels

    Plant genetic engineering could play a major part in reducing the cost of biofuel production from food crop wastes such as rice straw or from non-food crops such as willow and poplar. A recent study suggests further research is needed to develop plants that are better suited for biofuel production, through genetic modifications. According to the study's author, biofuels have the potential to ...

  • Soil phosphorus in an organic cropping system

    Phosphorus is a nonrenewable resource, raising concerns that agricultural practices may deplete reserves. (For one overview discussion of phosphorus, see Phosphorus Famine: The Threat to Our Food Supply in the June 2009 Scientific American.) Organic farming with low phosphorus  inputs can result in deficient levels of plant-available phosphorus (available-P).A group of researchers from ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Pollen research not be sniffed at

    Pollen may annoy allergy sufferers in springtime but, viewed under the microscope, a pollen grain is a thing of beauty. Pollen may annoy allergy sufferers in springtime but, viewed under the microscope, a pollen grain is a thing of beauty. Amazing images and facts about pollen are part of an exhibition at CSIRO Discovery in Canberra beginning this week to coincide with ...

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