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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Iverstine Family Farms plans full-service butcher shop in Baton Rouge | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Iverstine Family Farms plans full-service butcher shop in Baton Rouge | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Baton Rouge shoppers will soon have another source of locally produced meats when Iverstine Family Farms in Kentwood opens a full-service butcher shop in Baton Rouge this summer.

TASS: Business & Economy - Ruling Russian party proposes confiscation of farmlands abandoned for 2 years

TASS: Business & Economy - Ruling Russian party proposes confiscation of farmlands abandoned for 2 years: State Duma deputies representing the United Russia party have come up with a bill envisioning amendments to the Law on the Turnover of Lands Suitable for Farming, Izvestia daily said on Tuesday.
Specifically, the amendments will make it possible to confiscate the lands not used for the designated purpose for two years. The uncultivated land plots will be put up for sales,

Russia to Create 'Green Corridors' for Iran's Agriculture – Deputy Minister

Russia to Create 'Green Corridors' for Iran's Agriculture – Deputy Minister: Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister reported Monday about initiatives to create "green corridors" in the southern Russian Republic of Dagestan to reduce the delivery times of Iranian products, increase volumes and legalize current deliveries.

Sam Turner shares his passion for agriculture and gets back to his rural American roots – The Maneater

Sam Turner shares his passion for agriculture and gets back to his rural American roots – The Maneater: Junior Sam Turner has spent most of his life advocating for something we all know and love: food.

“The importance of agriculture is pretty simple,” Turner said. “People have to eat and people like to eat. Promoting agriculture is actually pretty easy.”

Now, Turner is setting his sights on becoming the Missouri Students Association president. He said he wants to bring a fresh perspective a new ideas into MSA.

The prognosis for wheat prices: not so good | Wheat content from Southwest Farm Press

The prognosis for wheat prices: not so good | Wheat content from Southwest Farm Press: Elevators are offering from minus 60 cents to minus 46 cents basis the KC July 2016 wheat contract price for 2016 harvest-delivered wheat. With the KC July price at $4.65 (using a minus 50 cents basis), the forward contract price for harvest delivered wheat is $4.15.

The out-of-pocket cost for producing wheat (assuming a 30 bushel average yield) may be between $4.50 and $5.50 per bushel. Using a forward contract price of $4.15 ($4.65-0.50) and a $5.00 per bushel cost of production, producers are looking at losing 85 cents per bushel, or $25.50 per acre.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are higher on the start of a new month. All markets are in the green as traders bring a risk on attitude to “turn around Tuesday.” Macro traders will be watching for the results of Super Tuesday in the US Presidential election process.

Allendale Inc. is holding its Annual Planted Acreage Survey. Your help is welcome by going to http://www.allendale-inc.com/acreagesurvey/. We will be gathering your planting intention information through March 11 and releasing the survey results on March 16, 2016.

Corn export sales have improved in recent weeks running 2% greater than the 5 year average. If we keep this pace up for the rest of the marketing year total sales word be 1.463 billion bushel and USDA’s goal for this year is 1.650 billion bushel.