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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Average farmland prices up 10.1% in 2015: Farm Credit Canada report | Globalnews.ca

Average farmland prices up 10.1% in 2015: Farm Credit Canada report | Globalnews.ca: A new report says the average price of farmland across Canada increased 10.1 per cent last year as low interest rates and strong crop income helped maintain demand.

The report by Farm Credit Canada says last year’s gains are part of a continuous upward trend that started in 1993.

Seed theft from Iowa farms exposes vulnerability | The Gazette

Seed theft from Iowa farms exposes vulnerability | The Gazette: U.S. and Iowa flags are seen next to a cornfield in Grand Mound on Aug. 15. Six Chinese nationals were accused in 2013 of digging up corn seeds from Iowa farms and planning to send them back to China. Only one, Mo Hailong, has pleaded guilty.

Kansas Common Sense - Exploring Opportunities for Veterans in Agriculture - Kansas Common Sense - Newsroom - United States Senator Jerry Moran

Kansas Common Sense - Exploring Opportunities for Veterans in Agriculture - Kansas Common Sense - Newsroom - United States Senator Jerry Moran: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison Lanon Baccam also testified at the hearing to detail what USDA is doing to reduce those barriers and what is needed from Congress to further advance the cause. I conveyed my appreciation to USDA for their willingness to assist in making certain veterans who have a desire to farm and ranch when they transition to civilian life have every opportunity to make their dream come true. I look forward to continuing to find ways to support SAVE and other efforts to assist veterans transitioning into agriculture.

Agriculture in the City educates urban families about food production - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca

Agriculture in the City educates urban families about food production - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca: You didn’t have to leave Saskatoon on Saturday to experience life on the farm. Lawson Heights Mall was transformed into a rural information centre for the fifth annual�Agriculture in the City event.

This year’s event featured six different activity zones including crops, animals, food, agriculture, careers and science.

Emerging Markets Behind Agriculture Boom Now Driving a Bust - Bloomberg

Emerging Markets Behind Agriculture Boom Now Driving a Bust - Bloomberg: In the late 2000s, food demand from China and India’s�growing populations sparked a frenzy for agriculture investment and sent prices soaring. Now, the other two big emerging markets -- Russia and Brazil -- are behind the collapse in prices as farmers ramp up grain production and stockpiles swell. Weak currencies make it profitable for growers in those countries to boost output and may prolong the bear market for another three to five years, according to Dan Basse, president of researcher AgResource Co. in Chicago.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are higher lead by buying in soybeans. Commodities are starting Tuesday with a risk-on attitude. The weaker dollar in recent sessions is providing world buyers to shop the US again for soybeans and soymeal.

USDA April Supply and Demand report will be released at 11:00 am. Trade is expecting minor changes in ending stocks for corn, soybeans and wheat. Key areas that may hold a surprise are Corn for ethanol usage and changes in the residual category. Soybean traders are wondering when USDA will adjust crush usage numbers. This report setup makes it important to place “just in case” orders with your broker. Algo traders may provide the opportunity for the unexpected.

US Ending Stocks estimates: wheat April estimate is .977 billion bushel vs. USDA March estimate .966; corn April estimate 1.845 billion bushel vs. USDA March 1.837; soybeans April estimate .454 billion bushel vs. USDA March .460.