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Monday, April 18, 2016

Farmer doesn't plan on sitting anytime soon after nearly 8 decades in the field | News | bgdailynews.com

Farmer doesn't plan on sitting anytime soon after nearly 8 decades in the field | News | bgdailynews.com: Corn-planting season is around the corner in the region, and as he looks out at the farmland where his crops will soon be sown, Forest Taylor speaks about the agricultural environment with an authority that can only be conferred through nearly eight decades of experience in the field.

Representative farms showing little but red ink over next four years. | Cotton content from Delta Farm Press

Representative farms showing little but red ink over next four years. | Cotton content from Delta Farm Press: U.S. feed grain, oilseed, wheat and cotton farms face the bleakest outlook they’ve seen since the late 1990s in terms of financial condition and their long-term prospects for survivability.

Based on the records for 63 representative crop farms maintained by Texas A&M University’s Agricultural and Food Policy Center, many of the nation’s commercial crop farms face highly uncertain futures over the next four years.

Transparency boosts Brazil's fight to tackle modern slavery on coffee farms

Transparency boosts Brazil's fight to tackle modern slavery on coffee farms: Poor Brazilians have been lured to coffee plantations with promises of good wages only to find themselves living in squalor and debt bondage, although the government has taken steps to name and shame farms involved in modern slavery, aid agencies said on Monday.

South America's largest country has made significant improvements in tackling forced labour in agriculture, with the Ministry of Labour publishing a "dirty list" of employers benefiting from modern slavery, said Michael Sheridan, director of the 'Coffeelands Program' of Catholic Relief Services.

Many British farms not viable without EU support, says NFU - FT.com

Many British farms not viable without EU support, says NFU - FT.com: But most farmers are less sure when it comes to Brexit. As Carwyn Rees, whose family farm is in Caernarvonshire, says: “The problem is that we don’t know what will happen if we go out. Farmers would have to battle against transport, health and education, for money.”
Farming, more than any other industry in Britain, is arguably the sector most affected by membership of the EU. All industries share the same unfettered trading access to the EU’s 500m consumers but only agriculture receives as large an annual pay cheque — of €3.1bn last year, equivalent to €235 a hectare in England.

Here's 5 trends that may rattle real estate this week - The Orange County Register

Here's 5 trends that may rattle real estate this week - The Orange County Register: Five trends that may move real estate markets this week:

1. CoreLogic's Orange County housing report for March comes out this week.

2. See U.S. homebuying report from Realtors, out Wednesday.

3. Are builders building? See housing permit data, out Tuesday.

4. What are developers thinking? Read NAHB homebuilder survey, out Monday.

5. Which way mortgage rates? See Freddie Mac survey, out Thursday.

Brokers Say 'Swarms' Coming for Broward Real Estate | Daily Business Review

Brokers Say 'Swarms' Coming for Broward Real Estate | Daily Business Review: Investors priced out of Miami-Dade County are taking their money north. Foreign nationals whose slashed currencies barely stand against the dollar find more bang for their buck in Broward County, which is stepping out of Miami’s shadow.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are mostly higher as South American weather supports soybeans and wheat sees short covering. Crude oil is lower reacting to no freeze for OPEC. Oil traders were looking for an agreement by OPEC to freeze production but it did not materialize. Crude drops sharply overnight causing pressure on stock markets around the world.