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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

4 Market Factors That Could Strengthen Soybean Prices - Soybeans - News | Agweb.com

4 Market Factors That Could Strengthen Soybean Prices - Soybeans - News | Agweb.com: According to University of Illinois ag economist Darrel Good, recent soybean prices have come as somewhat of a surprise, given that domestic crush has slowed and a big South American harvest looms. But Good says there are several reasons for the current modest price strength.

Sask. farmland too dry in some areas, too wet in others | News Talk 650 CKOM

Sask. farmland too dry in some areas, too wet in others | News Talk 650 CKOM: Saskatchewan Agriculture measures cumulative rainfall and topsoil moisture levels each summer.

Dublin farmland sale sets a benchmark - Independent.ie

Dublin farmland sale sets a benchmark - Independent.ie: A benchmark for Dublin farmland prices was set last week when a 54ac farm at Lyons Road, Newcastle, Co Dublin, was sold by Ganly Walters for €850,000 or for almost €15,400/ac

Scottish tenanted farmland area continues to fall - Press and Journal

Scottish tenanted farmland area continues to fall - Press and Journal: A growing number of landowners chose not to re-let land in 2015, according to findings from the fourth annual agricultural land occupation survey for Scotland.

The survey, which is carried out by the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association (SAAVA) and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV), covers more than 46,000 acres of let land where a tenancy ended during the year.

Of the land to come back to landowners, 12,000 acres was either brought back in-hand or offered out on contract farming or other short-term arrangements

Ohio agency honors farms kept in 1 family for 150-plus years - Toledo Blade

Ohio agency honors farms kept in 1 family for 150-plus years - Toledo Blade: An Ohio program that recognizes farms owned by the same family for at least a century is adding another category to honor those where the ownership stretches over 150 years.

The state Department of Agriculture says Ohio’s Historic Family Farms program has nearly 1,300 registered farms around the state, with at least one in each of the 88 counties.

In addition to the century and bicentennial designations for farms, the program is adding a sesquicentennial designation. Department Director David Daniels announced the change Tuesday while meeting with some of the historic farm families from Clinton, Fayette, Highland and Ross counties during an Ohio Agriculture Week event.

Planting Intentions Survey Allendale Advisory Center

Planting Intentions Survey Allendale Advisory Center: Allendale, Inc. a Chicago area agricultural commodity brokerage and analysis firm estimates that US grain and oilseed producers will increase their corn and wheat acres, while lowering their planted soybean acres. Totals are seen slightly higher than USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum estimates.

Fed's Yellen takes spotlight on Wall Street

Fed's Yellen takes spotlight on Wall Street: U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wednesday as markets paused for breath ahead of the conclusion of the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are drifting lower as a stronger US Dollar provides headwinds. FOMC meeting adjourns later today and traders wait for any adjustments to interest rates. Weather conditions in South America are improving as harvest speeds up.

Allendale’s Annual Planted Acreage Survey results will be released at 7:30 am.�You can view our complete results here.

Brazil's vegetable oils industry association, Abiove said new soybean crop is estimated at a record 99.7 million tonnes, up from last month’s estimate of 98.5 million tonnes.

NOPA crush at 146.181 million bushel beat the 139.942 million bushel trade expectation. This monthly usage was only 0.5% under last year’s February. In the previous three months it ran from down 3.1% to down 7.5% compared to last year.