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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Gaps in 4G network hinder high-tech agriculture; FCC prepares to release $500 million to improve coverage

Gaps in 4G network hinder high-tech agriculture; FCC prepares to release $500 million to improve coverage: Vineyard management consultant Alan Campbell set out to fine-tune irrigation across the Pacific Northwest with a system that relays soil-moisture data from the field to the computing cloud and back to the grower in real time.

His company, SmartVineyard, is trying to make it easy for wine-grape producers, plus other crop growers, to practice precision irrigation, but the system won’t work without a high-speed, or 4G, cellular connection.

As anyone who travels outside the Willamette Valley knows, there are still plenty of gaps in the high-speed network, and Campbell said that was a concern when he started the Portland-based business three years ago.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Rural America confronts a new class divide - CSMonitor.com

Rural America confronts a new class divide - CSMonitor.com: The rows of low-slung plants under the hot Georgia sun are deceptive: It’s what grows underground that counts.

“I love this dirt more than anything – except my son,” says farmhand Franklin “Spanky” Laidler, jumping off his red tractor onto a field where peanuts burrow in the ground.

Montana's economy shrinks as energy, agriculture contract | Government & Politics | billingsgazette.com

Montana's economy shrinks as energy, agriculture contract | Government & Politics | billingsgazette.com: Montana’s economy has shrunk for the second straight quarter, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report issued this week....

Friday, July 29, 2016

Drought Has Mass. Farms On ‘Brink Of Collapse’ � CBS Boston

Drought Has Mass. Farms On ‘Brink Of Collapse’ � CBS Boston: Much of the state is in moderate to severe drought, lawns have gone brown and farmers are desperate to see it pour.

For a lifelong farmer like Edward Davidian, the drought has gone on too long.

“This is probably the driest one I have ever seen,” says Davidian.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Weekly exports sales were released yesterday morning. For soybeans, net old crop sales came to a net cancellation of 1,400 tonnes. Analysts had been expecting old crop sales of 250,000 to 450,000. New crop soybean sales totaled 678,200, within expectations of 600,000 to 800,000 tonnes.

Old crop corn sales were reported at 438,800 tonnes, continuing the recent strong pace. Estimates were for 300,000 to 500,000. New crop sales totaled 476,500; this was also within expectations of 450,000 to 650,000.

Wheat sales for the 2016/17 marketing year came to 506,100 tonnes, hitting analyst expectations of 400,000 to 600,000.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: With weather forecasts becoming less important, trade is now focusing on row crop yields. Many are now using a 170 plus corn yield in their balance sheets and a soybean yield of 48 to 50 bushels per acre.

Weather forecasts out 15 days have a few days of above normal temps followed by several days of below normal temps and good moisture coverage. This forecast should be helpful to solidify corn yields. Soybean yields have another 30 days of critical development.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are mixed with corn steady, soybeans higher and wheat a bit lower. The US Dollar is higher and crude is lower. Trade is waiting for Fed meeting comments later today.

Weather forecast has�periods of rain through much of the Midwest over the next 6 days or so. While the soybean crop still needs key rainfall in some areas and dryness in others, the corn crop will be affected by temperatures during dry down. Traders will likely relax focus on weather forecasts and hone in on yield potential over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Agriculture jobs expand beyond farming

Agriculture jobs expand beyond farming: Agriculture is a billion dollar industry, but it isn't just about farming. Job opportunities also include positions in fields such as technology, human resources and even animal care.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are mixed�as the US corn and soybean crops continue to be reported in good condition.�Macro traders will take interest in this morning's consumer confidence report.

Crop conditions out yesterday afternoon had corn rated at 76% good to excellent, unchanged from last week. Trade estimates were for a 1% decline to 75%. The crop was seen at 79% silking, and 13% doughing.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Drought hitting farms hard - Times Union

Drought hitting farms hard - Times Union: At Lavoie's Farm in New Hampshire, beans and corn haven't broken through the ground yet and fields of strawberries are stunted.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are higher on bargain hunting after last week’s sharp losses. The US Dollar index and crude oil are lower.

Weekend weather and short-term forecasts would have to be considered supportive to row crops. However, the 6 to 15-day period has above normal temps across the Midwest.

Crop conditions report this afternoon is expected to show some downgrading due to the heat last week.

CFTC Commitments of Traders Report showed managed money funds were net sellers of corn last week of 22,064 contracts making them net short 13,362 contracts. They sold 21,715 contracts of soybeans remaining net long 137,692. They increased their record net short position in wheat by 1,938 contracts to 116,606.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Farms struggle without workers

Farms struggle without workers: Early�Friday morning, farmer Bill Huston was already having a bad day -�the tractor had a flat tire, his truck wouldn't start and�people he was expecting to work in the fields picking vegetables hadn't arrived.

He needs seven pickers; on Friday�he was expecting four.

"Right now, I've got two," Huston said.

He also had an order for 60 boxes of zucchini, and if no one else is there to pick them, Huston would have to do it, which means other work won't get done and the business will fall further and further behind on things like paperwork, spraying and weeding.

What if the poor were sent to work on�town-owned farms? They were, and it wasn’t pretty

What if the poor were sent to work on�town-owned farms? They were, and it wasn’t pretty: Struggling to find a good way to care for their poor, towns throughout New Hampshire adopted a novel approach about 1830, when they began to buy up vacant farms where they hoped the able-bodied could live, work and provide for themselves.

The idea spread within a matter of five years to roughly 60 percent of the towns in the state, said Steve Taylor, the revered former commissioner of the state’s Department of Agriculture, in an hourlong talk in Chichester on Thursday.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

This Old Farm bolsters small, new farms

This Old Farm bolsters small, new farms: Jessica Smith, owner of This Old Farm�in Colfax, said the United States is losing between 3 percent and 5 percent�of its processing infrastructure each year,�meaning that farmers are continually losing options for places that process meat and produce — an issue that especially impacts small farms.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Non-farmers to play bigger role in farmland market - News - FG Insight

Non-farmers to play bigger role in farmland market - News - FG Insight: High net worth individuals will continue to see land as an attractive investment, with the value of farmland to them not directly related to its earning capacity, according to Strutt and Parker.

Farmland has often been seen as an attractive investment within uncertain economic times.

The New Gold Rush in Washington State is Farm Land | Live Trading News

The New Gold Rush in Washington State is Farm Land | Live Trading News: Many people know about home prices and rents soaring across the Puget Sound region and Washington State, but they might be surprised at the latest type of property to get swept up in the state’s real-estate wave: Farms.

The average sale price of high-quality Washington farmland has increased 25% in the last year, and is up 47% in the last 4 years, according to new data from Farmers National Company.

Agriculture tech startup Indigo raises $100 million in new funding - Times of India

Agriculture tech startup Indigo raises $100 million in new funding - Times of India: Agriculture technology startup Indigo has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, bringing its total financing to more than $150 million, a sign of growing investor interest in new ways to ease food scarcity.

Why a small agriculture tech company is big business - CSMonitor.com

Why a small agriculture tech company is big business - CSMonitor.com: The population is expected to teeter over 9.6 billion in 2050, and feeding this global citizenry will require a staggering�70 percent more food�than the world produces now, says the United Nations.

Technology Weaves Its Way Onto Wisconsin Farms | WUWM

Technology Weaves Its Way Onto Wisconsin Farms | WUWM: For decades at this time each summer, Wisconsin farmers have gathered to talk technology.�Wisconsin Farm Technology Days began back in 1954 with a simple hay baling contest in Waupaca County.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: NOAA�released an updated long term forecast. For the month of August they see normal to above normal temperatures and normal to above normal precipitation.�For the extended August - October forecast, they are calling for�above normal temps and normal to above normal precipitation.

Soybean auctions in China overnight resulted in the sale of 332,039 tonnes of state reserve soybeans. A little over half of what was offered actually sold. The average sale price was $489.11 per tonne.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets�are higher due to short covering and a little drier, hotter change to the forecast. The US Dollar is weaker also providing support to the grain complex. Stock indices are a bit lower as traders do some bargain hunting across the commodities.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are higher on short covering. Stock indices and US Dollar are adding to recent strength while crude oil is near steady.

Weather forecasts are still very important however time is ticking as crop development progresses.

Argentina’s trucker strike raises concerns about corn and soybean movement to ports for export.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

California coast: Oceanfront farmland preserved along San Mateo County coast - EastBayTimes.com

California coast: Oceanfront farmland preserved along San Mateo County coast - EastBayTimes.com: A fledgling effort to preserve working farms is growing along San Mateo County's scenic coast with the addition of a 96-acre Brussels sprouts farm three miles south of Pescadero.

Providing scenic oceanfront views and sitting adjacent to a state beach along Highway 1, it's the kind of property that environmentalists in the past would have added to the state parks system.

Brexit impact minimal on global agriculture, economist says - Business - Capital Press

Brexit impact minimal on global agriculture, economist says - Business - Capital Press: While Britain’s decision to exit the European Union is expected to create difficulties for farmers, agricultural trade and investments in the region, it isn’t expected to have a significant impact on the global food system.

“I think there will be a ripple (but) it will barely make a dent in the global food system,” said Mike Dwyer, chief economist for the U.S. Feed and Grains Council and former economist with USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Temperatures are expected to climb this week in much of the corn belt as the ridge moves into the midwest. Questions remain over the long term forecasts for both temperatures and rainfall. Drew Lerner's weather presentation on Thursday will be very interesting to hear. Be sure to tune in live as no weather recording will be available.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Weather conditions and forecast have most of cornbelt seeing favorable conditions for crop development. The southwest and central western portions of the Midwest could see some stress for growing crops and livestock the second week of the forecast as heat develops and moisture is limited. However, the ridging is expected to flatten out or move back to the west limiting crop stress.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Taylor Maid Farms coffee sold to Healdsburg investment firm | The Press Democrat

Taylor Maid Farms coffee sold to Healdsburg investment firm | The Press Democrat: A Healdsburg investment firm announced Friday it has purchased Sebastopol’s Taylor Maid Farms coffee, entering a rapidly consolidating and changing marketplace dominated by the behemoth Starbucks and fast-charging Peet’s Coffee & Tea.

InHouse Ventures has purchased the business from Chris and Terri Martin, who bought 100 acres of property on Taylor Lane in Occidental in 1991 and two years later started roasting organic coffee beans for the wholesale market in an old barn on the farm. Financial details were not revealed.

Agriculture Displays Four Pieces Of Equipment Made Available Through Senate Drought Funding -

Agriculture Displays Four Pieces Of Equipment Made Available Through Senate Drought Funding -: The Department of Agriculture had on display today four pieces of equipment purchased through a $500,000 Senate appropriation that was approved by Governor Kenneth Mapp last year during the drought season.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Farmland values decline, demand also down - Farm Futures

Farmland values decline, demand also down - Farm Futures: A steady but gradual decline in farmland values continued into the first half of 2016 across the states served by Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica). Iowa has experienced the greatest decline in average farm values – about 20% since the market’s 2013 peak. Nebraska and South Dakota farmland has declined by a more modest 12.5% and 4.8% respectively during the same period.

Valley farmers dealing with summer drought - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Valley farmers dealing with summer drought - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio: The last 60 days has brought more dry weather to the area resulting in a drought in all of Mahoning County and the Western Part of Columbiana County.

With the weekend forecast bringing sunshine and no rain area farmers are now surrounded by dry land.�

You might notice the local corn leaves are starting to curl up. �They do that to conserve moisture. �Local farmers say we need rain and a lot of it.

Montana agriculture photographer wins top prize in international - KTVQ.com | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage | Billings, MT

Montana agriculture photographer wins top prize in international - KTVQ.com | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage | Billings, MT: HAVRE -
A farm and ranch photographer from Montana won top prize Thursday in an international photography contest.

Todd Klassy, of Havre, won the Star Prize for Agriculture Photography�presented by the International Federation of Agriculture Journalists (IFAJ) recognizes excellence in agricultural photography from around the world.�

Precision agriculture: future of the CAP? – EurActiv.com

Precision agriculture: future of the CAP? – EurActiv.com: Increasing yields and the quality of the production while reducing energy consumption and inputs or “produce more with less” is the principle of precision agriculture (PA).

Precision agriculture enables the modulation of cultural practices and doses inputs (seeds, fertilisers, plant protection products, water) based on the variability of soil and crop requirements.

Currently, 150 000 ha are managed in precision agriculture in France and 50% of crop farms have a tractor with console. One farm out of four is able to modulate its provision of fertilisers and pesticides.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: NOAA�updated their La Nina forecast and now see a 55% - 60% chance of La Nina in the fall/winter. That is down from a 75% chance in last month's update. Near term maps continue to bring volatility to ag markets.

Weekly export sales were released yesterday morning for the week ending July 7th. Corn sales totaled 1,355,620 metric tonnes (667,777 old 687,843 new). That was over the trade estimate of 800,000 - 1,200,000. Sales in the past four weeks have averaged 62% over the five year average.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are higher as a hot dome approaches the Midwest. Risk on by investors in all markets is providing an additional lift. Stock indices are setting new record highs. Crude oil and the US Dollar are also showing green this morning.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Farmland values in England remain stable for now...

Farmland values in England remain stable for now...: Farmland values in England have stabilised after falling at their fastest pace in at least 12 years, but the long-term direction may depend on post-Brexit trade negotiations, the latest report shows.�

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Weather forecasts now become key grain market focus as we go through pollination in corn and approach the important soybean development period. Due to the current above average condition of the US corn and soybeans, most traders are focusing on the 11 to 15 day forecast as they look for any sign of extended heat and dryness.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Weather forecast�maps continue to show a ridge of high pressure building over the plains and midwest. This is expected to bring significant heat which would impact crop conditions.

Allendale�estimates for today's USDA Supply & Demand report have 15/16 corn ending stocks at 1.778 billion bushels, soybeans at .379, and wheat at .981. For new crop estimates, we see corn at 2,218, soybeans at .312, and wheat at 1.071 billion bushels.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Weather over the weekend provided more than the amount forecast for the northwest cornbelt. Long range forecasts have added heat and the talk of a ridge building for the Midwest. We are in the middle of corn pollination making temps very important for production potential.

Crop conditions report this afternoon is expected to show improvement for corn and soybean good/excellent categories.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Robots Are Coming to Agriculture. Will They Make Big Ag More Sustainable? � Environmental Leader � Environmental Management News

Robots Are Coming to Agriculture. Will They Make Big Ag More Sustainable? � Environmental Leader � Environmental Management News: Planting the Seeds of a Robot Revolution: How Autonomous Systems Are Integrating into Precision Agriculture, says that while cost is a barrier to widespread adoption, it is on the downward slope.

Gauging the impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture | MIT News

Gauging the impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture | MIT News: To assess the likely impact of climate change on U.S. agriculture, researchers typically run a combination of climate and crop models that project how yields of maize, wheat, and other key crops will change over time. But the suite of models commonly used in these simulations, which account for a wide range of uncertainty, produces outcomes that can range from substantial crop losses to bountiful harvests. These mixed results often leave farmers and other agricultural stakeholders perplexed as to how best to adapt to climate change.

Napa sees farmland total shrink slightly over two years | Local News | napavalleyregister.com

Napa sees farmland total shrink slightly over two years | Local News | napavalleyregister.com

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Extended forecast maps continue to fluctuate on heat and expected rainfall, causing wild swings in ag commodities. The volatility will continue until trade gets a better grasp on the remainder of summer's weather. Drew Lerner's weather outlook during our Summer Conference Series will be very interesting to hear.

Weekly Export Sales will be released this morning, a day late due to the 4th of July holiday. Estimates for the report are old crop corn at 500,000 to 700,000 tonnes, and soybeans 400,000 to 600,000 tonnes. New crop sales are estimated at 400,000 to 600,000 for corn, 500,000 to 700,000 for soybeans, and 400,000 to 600,000 for wheat.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Successful Land Sale: Investors Buy Linn County, Iowa, Farm for $7,920 an Acre | Successful Farming

Successful Land Sale: Investors Buy Linn County, Iowa, Farm for $7,920 an Acre | Successful Farming: Hertz Real Estate Services auctioned off two tracts of land totaling 200 acres, just south of Palo, Iowa, in Linn County on June 30.

Robots are coming to agriculture | Ag Professional

Robots are coming to agriculture | Ag Professional: Even though cost continues to remain a barrier to adoption, robots are finding their way into agriculture, threatening to alter the landscape of farming across the world, according to Lux Research.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Weather maps�are not providing much change this morning.

Funds were�net sellers across the grain and soy complex on Wednesday.� Trade estimated they were net sellers of 13,000 corn contracts, 3,500 soybeans, 3,000 wheat, 2,500 soymeal and 4,000 soyoil contracts.

Black sea wheat�exporters have started harvesting and are finding quality wheat with higher yields than a year ago. Russia is expected to be gathering a record wheat crop this year.

Strategie Grains�puts the 2016 French soft wheat crop at 36.5 million tonnes, down from 38.5 million June estimate.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Namibia: Foreigners Own 1.4 Million Hectares of Farmland - allAfrica.com

Namibia: Foreigners Own 1.4 Million Hectares of Farmland - allAfrica.com: A total of 281 foreign nationals own 1.4 million hectares of agricultural land in Namibia, Minister of Land Reform Utoni Nujoma revealed last week.

Responding to questions posed by DTA president McHenry Venaani in the National Assembly, Nujoma said of the 281 foreign nationals some own land in partnership with Namibians.

Yesterday, Venaani told reporters he would petition President Hage Geingob in an open letter on the issue, adding that the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) cannot be implemented while farmland remains in the hands of foreigners.

U.K. Farmland’s Bull Run Is Over After Brexit Puts Subsidies in Doubt | Agweb.com

U.K. Farmland’s Bull Run Is Over After Brexit Puts Subsidies in Doubt | Agweb.com: U.K. farmland, which for years has rivaled gold as a place for investors to park money in, is starting to lose its allure because of Brexit.

Farmland prices, which began falling in late 2015, should drop or at best stagnate in the next six to 12 months on concern about the industry’s future as the U.K. prepares to exit the European Union, said Simon Gooderham, who focuses on rural property at estate agent Cheffins. Many won’t risk buying land due to uncertainty over trade and EU subsidies farmers depend on, he said.

Northwestern Arizona sees depleting aquifers due to farms - Story

Northwestern Arizona sees depleting aquifers due to farms - Story: Officials say northwestern Arizona is seeing depleting aquifers due to growth and water use by farming operations.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports�Arizona Department of Water Resources said last week established farming operations are having a huge impact on the water supply in Mohave County.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are weaker as a weather system moves across the northern portion of the Midwest. Technical follow through selling continues to provide pressure on prices. Crude oil is lower while the US Dollar is higher creating further headwinds for the grain traders.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Former student donates $3 million in farmland to Goshen College | WSBT

Former student donates $3 million in farmland to Goshen College | WSBT: The estate of a former student who attended only three semesters more than 70 years ago donated the land.

Working farms pause for holiday: Frontier Culture

Working farms pause for holiday: Frontier Culture: Frontier families in the Valley worked almost every day. Animals and crops needed tending, or the fire required wood, or housework meant�sewing and mending.

The most American of holidays, though, was a reason to bring out some fun diversions on Monday at the Frontier Culture Museum.

Sub-Saharan Africa agriculture to rise yearly to 2025 - Mineweb

Sub-Saharan Africa agriculture to rise yearly to 2025 - Mineweb: “Faster technology adoption associated with the emergence of medium-scale producers and�integration of smallholder producers into the value chain” will raise production growth even as area expansion slows, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization said in a joint report Monday.

WV MetroNews – Agriculture losses calculated from flood damage

WV MetroNews – Agriculture losses calculated from flood damage: Agriculture took a substantial hit from the June 23rd floods in West Virginia.� The damage to livestock and crops is starting to be calculated as West Virginia farmers begin to turn their attention away from their flooded homes to survey the costs to their livelihoods.

Enabling Smart Agriculture Through the Internet of Things Perspective in a New White Paper by Libelium and Beecham Research - Yahoo Finance

Enabling Smart Agriculture Through the Internet of Things Perspective in a New White Paper by Libelium and Beecham Research - Yahoo Finance: Developing Smart Agriculture with IoT technologies is a must if, according to the FAO, by 2050 worldwide food production should increase by 70% to feed 9.6 billion people

Monsanto Microsoft to invest in Brazilian agriculture technology

Monsanto Microsoft to invest in Brazilian agriculture technology: Monsanto Co. and Microsoft Corp. said Monday they would partner to invest in agriculture technology startups in Brazil.
Creve Coeur-based Monsanto (NYSE: MON) will join an investment fund in Brazil, managed by Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) with up to $92 million, Reuters reports. Qualcomm, a tech company, also is investing in the fund, the news agency reports.
The partnership will evaluate ideas for new digital tools for agriculture production in Brazil, with ideas that are chosen to receive initial...

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets will open today at 8:30 CT and will likely be impacted by weather forecasts on the opening.

Rains fell�over the southern portions of the Midwest over the weekend and the northern half of Midwest is expected to receive moisture later this week. However, some weather forecaster are using words such as “ridge building” after July 10th. This could create a resumption of buying in grains as details develop.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Big data on the cusp of a revolution in agriculture - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Big data on the cusp of a revolution in agriculture - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): Agriculture is on the cusp of a 'big data' revolution that will change the way information is gathered and shared, according to an Australian researcher.

Brexit: Talks over Wales' farming and agriculture future - BBC News

Brexit: Talks over Wales' farming and agriculture future - BBC News: Lesley Griffiths and First Minister Carwyn Jones met leading environment and agriculture figures in Cardiff Bay.
Ms Griffiths said her portfolio was "absolutely awash with EU funding, regulations, policies and legislation".
The Welsh Government Monday's meeting was a chance to discuss any concerns people had.
Ms Griffiths said: "My officials will be looking very carefully at what we need to unpick, what we can still use and where we can strengthen the legislation. We can have very Welsh-specific policies going forward."

Beef industry mixed on what effects of corporate agriculture could be | Bismarck-Mandan Business News | bismarcktribune.com

Beef industry mixed on what effects of corporate agriculture could be | Bismarck-Mandan Business News | bismarcktribune.com

Sub-Saharan Africa Agriculture to Rise 2.6% Yearly Through 2025 - Bloomberg

Sub-Saharan Africa Agriculture to Rise 2.6% Yearly Through 2025 - Bloomberg: Sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural output may rise 2.6 percent annually through 2025, boosted by productivity improvements.
“Faster technology adoption associated with the emergence of medium-scale producers and�integration of smallholder producers into the value chain” will raise production growth even as area expansion slows, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization said in a joint report Monday. Despite improvements, significant gaps remain and imports of most primary food products are projected to rise, it said.

What Brexit Allows Us To Do - Abolish All Farm Subsidies For Example - Forbes

What Brexit Allows Us To Do - Abolish All Farm Subsidies For Example - Forbes: One of the things that is being too little discussed in these post Brexit vote times is what is it that we don’t do in the future? There’s much talk about how we do certain things. How do we organise trade for example, or what should the immigration policy be and how is that complicated by whatever we agree with the remnant European Union? But there’s much too little discussion of the things the EU has been forcing us to do but which we can now stop doing. I’ve made reference to the fact that we can now have bendy bananas again if we should wish, or that we can make that tomato marmalade if such a ridiculous idea interests us. We need to talk more though about what we’re not going to do.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets�are lower on new month, new quarter, and pre-holiday positioning.

NOAA updated their July forecast yesterday afternoon. They see above average temperatures across the country, and normal precipitation across the corn belt. Trade will watch weather maps closely over the holiday weekend.