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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Downward pressures on 2016 and 2017 cash rents | Ag Professional

Downward pressures on 2016 and 2017 cash rents | Ag Professional: Cash rents on professionally-managed farmland decreased in 2016. In 2017, pressures to lower cash rents will intensify if commodity prices do not increase. In this article, a table is presented that summarizes cash rents for professionally managed and "average" farmland in Illinois for 2014 through 2016.

Farmland values down, impact still stable | Local | mywebtimes.com

Farmland values down, impact still stable | Local | mywebtimes.com: Farmland prices declined in 2015 and agriculture experts say 2016 won't be much better.

Nonfarmers won't notice much of a difference — food prices, for example, won't be any lower — but signs of the downturn are all around.

Four Million Hectares of Farmland Benefiting from Syngentas Sustainability Plan

Four Million Hectares of Farmland Benefiting from Syngentas Sustainability Plan: Syngenta, the Swiss agribusiness, has revealed an update on its sustainability goals, which includes four million hectares of farmland benefiting from biodiversity and soil preservation initiatives.

Syngenta’s The Good Growth Plan, now in its second year, is made up of six commitments it aims to achieve by 2020 to support the sustainability and development of rural communities.

Syngenta chief executive officer, John Ramsay, said: �“With the Good Growth Plan, a global network of 3,600 farmers and many organizations in 42 countries are joining forces to demonstrate and measure the sustainable use of technology in agriculture. “

Strawberry season at Dempsey Farms: A Lowcountry tradition | The Island Packet

Strawberry season at Dempsey Farms: A Lowcountry tradition | The Island Packet: Nothing says springtime in Lowcountry like strawberry picking at Dempsey Farms, where the strawberries are sweet and folks are friendly.

Planting Preview 2016: No Single Solution for Farmers in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina - Corn - News | Agweb.com

Planting Preview 2016: No Single Solution for Farmers in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina - Corn - News | Agweb.com: Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee are close geographically, but farmers in the three states face distinctly different challenges as the 2016 planting season approaches.

Mississippi Farmer Finds Value in Precision Ag Benchmarking | Agweb.com

Mississippi Farmer Finds Value in Precision Ag Benchmarking | Agweb.com: Jeremy Jack doesn’t tolerate the unknown across 12,000 acres of corn, cotton, peanuts, rice, soybeans, and wheat at Silent Shade Planting Co., in Belzoni, Miss. In 2015, Jack began tracing his farming movements with unprecedented accuracy after setting Silent Shade’s dial on Granular, a comprehensive farm management software. The results? Tracking and efficiency zeroed in on a higher farmer dollar.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are slightly higher while the US Dollar is adding to this weeks gains and crude oil is lower.

Grain and livestock markets will close at regular times today, they will be closed on Friday and will resume normal hours on Monday. Most international markets will be closed on Monday in observance of Easter Monday.

Traders in the grain complex wait for a change in news or a new catalyst to spur a breakout of current ranges. Next week USDA will release some of the most important data of all yearly reports. The March quarterly stocks could be a market mover if USDA ramps up usage for corn in the first half of the marketing year. However a 30 to 50 million bushel surprise in usage will not do much for the bottom line. Prospective plantings could vary greatly from final numbers but historically it is a market mover. March 31st a week from today the USDA will release this data.