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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Women making strides in Bahamian agriculture | The Tribune

Women making strides in Bahamian agriculture | The Tribune: When a woman announces to her family that she is going into agriculture she often gets a less exuberant reception than if she had announced a career like teaching or nursing. She may hear, “You’re too pretty to be a farmer!” She may be chastised for “wasting her talent”.
#Jeri Kelly was no exception. Her family may have expected her to put her brains and wit into a career that would be more comfortable and include air-conditioned offices and suits, but she found herself blazing her own new path.

Landlord Fisher Brothers invests in food-cart startup Move Systems | Crain's New York Business

Landlord Fisher Brothers invests in food-cart startup Move Systems | Crain's New York Business: In a sign that landlords and food cart operators really can coexist, Manhattan real estate firm Fisher Brothers has joined an investment round for food-cart startup Move Systems. In addition, Partner Winston Fisher has joined the startup's board.

Long Island City-based Move declined to give a dollar-figure for the financing round, which will be announced Tuesday, except to say that it was in the seven-figures. The money will allow Move to speed up deployment of the carts it has developed, which use natural gas in addition to solar power and can be plugged into the grid by way of a "pedestal" device that the company also provides. The carts feature a restaurant-grade kitchen, a uniform, and streamlined design, and they are safer than traditional food carts, which use propane for cooking.

In addition to his investment, Fisher hopes to serve as an ambassador to the real estate industry, which has often viewed the carts as unsightly obstructions that spoil the view from their lobbies.

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Survey: Realtors feel Phoenix real estate market moving up

Survey: Realtors feel Phoenix real estate market moving up: The Phoenix real estate market is on solid ground, an Arizona State University survey of commercial brokers said.

Every participant in the Commercial Real Estate Broker Forum at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business believes the real estate market in Phoenix is moving up.

“Ninety percent of the respondents say that we are in an expansion mode,” Mark Stapp, director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program at the W.P. Carey School, said. “That’s up from 58 percent six months ago, so I think that’s very good. When asked in what direction Phoenix is moving, 100 percent of them said ‘upward.’”

Dairy and arable land values fall from year ago | Stuff.co.nz

Dairy and arable land values fall from year ago | Stuff.co.nz: The median price per hectare for dairy land has tumbled by almost $12,000 since a year ago.

Latest data released by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows that the value of arable land fell even further between October 2014 and October 2015, from $68,514 per ha to $36,110.

In October 2014 the median price per ha for the previous three months for dairy land was $43,299 but a year later it was down to $31,552 for the same period.

Finishing farms fell from $31,878 to $25,333, and horticulture from $179,894 to $171,482.

(VIDEO) Johanns Lays Out Future Challenge for American Agriculture | KRVN Radio

(VIDEO) Johanns Lays Out Future Challenge for American Agriculture | KRVN Radio: The 65th annual meeting of the Nebraska Rural Radio Association was held Monday Lexington with about 175 people attending. The meeting culminated with the NRRA’s presentation of their 29th Service to Agriculture Award to former U.S. Senator Mike Johanns. Johanns also served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Nebraska Governor. In his remarks, Johanns recalled his first experiences with “rural radio” while growing up on a dairy farm in Iowa. “The one thing that you learned at a very, very early age in the Johanns household is that it was not a good idea to be horsing around during the markets.”

Smart Soybean Replan... | SoyBeans Production | Agriculture

Smart Soybean Replan... | SoyBeans Production | Agriculture: Don’t write off a poor soybean stand from making a comeback, even if your emotions lead you to believe differently. “If you put the pencil to paper, it’s amazing how weak the soybean stand can be and still not call for replanting,” says Bill Wiebold, University of Missouri soybean specialist. “Soybeans are amazingly capable of branching and compensating for low stands.”

However, not factoring in your emotions may be easier said than done. Assessing the following three factors can help you sort through the emotion and see the data clearly.

How drones will drastically transform U.S. agriculture, in one chart - MarketWatch

How drones will drastically transform U.S. agriculture, in one chart - MarketWatch: Robots are beginning to transform farming in the U.S., from autonomous mowing and plowing to so-called precision agriculture, a data-based approach to planting and harvesting crops. All told, the agricultural robot market is expected to grow to $16.3 billion by 2020 from $817 million in 2013, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report.

And, the report says, one large segment of that market will be drones.

The agricultural drone market has the potential to generate an additional 100,000 jobs in the U.S. and $82 billion in economic activity between 2015 and 2025, according to the report.

Strongest El Nino In History May Be Coming

NOAA Map from Sunday, November 15, 2015

Tropical Pacific water temperatures are shockingly hot. Last week equatorial Pacific water temperatures averaged 3 degrees Celsius above normal for the first time ever in the key Niño 3.4 region. The previous weekly high Niño 3.4 value of 2.8 degrees was tied last week with Nov. 28, 1997. The Niño 3.4 region, used to measure the strength of an El Niño ranges from 170W to 120W from 5 degrees north to 5 degrees south of the equator. If temperatures continue to rise, or plateau for a few more weeks, this will be the strongest El Niño in history.

How to Spot the Commodities Recovery First | The Daily Caller |

How to Spot the Commodities Recovery First | The Daily Caller |

El Nino May Cause Commodities Rationing Demand: Haugerud – Bloomberg Business |

El Nino May Cause Commodities Rationing Demand: Haugerud – Bloomberg Business |

One of the South's biggest cash crops is on a long decline - Business Insider

One of the South's biggest cash crops is on a long decline - Business Insider: Fields along the Mississippi River Delta once gleamed white in the autumn with acre upon acre of cotton ready to be picked.

But to see the decline of a cash crop once nicknamed "King Cotton" one need look no further than the 300 acres (121 hectares) that Michael Shelton farms in Clarksdale, Mississippi, about 75 miles (1201 km) down river from Memphis.

Swelling Global Grain Glut Spurs Biggest Bearish Bet Since June | Agweb.com

Swelling Global Grain Glut Spurs Biggest Bearish Bet Since June | Agweb.com: Overflowing grain bins prompted money managers to expand their wagers on lower crop prices by almost ten times in the space of a week.

Global inventories of corn, wheat and soybeans will each rise to all-time highs before next year’s North American harvests, the U.S. government forecasts. While grain prices have already dropped to five-year lows, hedge funds are predicting more losses as stockpiles expand. The funds are holding the biggest bearish bet on the crops since June.

Chicago's SRW Wheat Trades at Rare Premium to Kansas City's HRW | Agweb.com

Chicago's SRW Wheat Trades at Rare Premium to Kansas City's HRW | Agweb.com: Wheat farmers and traders have been scratching their heads about a phenomenon rarely seen in the wheat market: Soft red winter wheat in Chicago is trading at a premium to hard red winter wheat in Kansas City.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are mixed lead higher by corn and soybean short covering. Wheat is a bit weaker due to improving conditions going into dormancy. Global stocks recover, the dollar remains firm as trade expects an interest rate hike while the euro is expected to see more easing.