ST. LOUIS — LibertyLink® soybeans (A2704-12), from Bayer CropScience, have received final approval from the European Commission for importation into the European Union (EU) for food and feed use. This will allow the commercial launch of LibertyLink soybeans in the U.S. for the 2009 planting season. It’s been 10 years “It has been more than [...]
MADISON, Wis. — The use of on-the-go crop and soil sensors has greatly increased the precision with which farmers can manage their crops. But recently released research in Agronomy Journal questions whether more precise management is necessarily more efficient. Diminishing returns Researchers discovered the law of diminishing returns applies to precision agriculture, calculating how large [...]
URBANA, Ill. — Two broad fundamental factors appear to be influencing corn and soybean prices as the growing season reaches the last stages, said a University of Illinois Extension marketing specialist. Two factors “One of those factors is the potential size of the 2008 U.S. harvest and the other is the level of energy prices,” [...]
John Deere is expanding its tractor works in Iowa and is also expanding manufacturing capacity in Brazil.
WOOSTER, Ohio — Rain and cool temperatures kept disease levels low and crop performance at its peak for Ohio’s wheat. The result: a good year for yields.
URBANA, Ill. — USDA’s August forecasts of corn and soybean production were close enough to market expectations that a large price reaction is not expected.
Ohio corn growers expect to harvest 3.15 million acres for grain in 2008, 460,000 acres less than in 2007.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Equine Experience at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days has a history of delivering a mix of attractions and activities that educate and entertain horse lovers of all ages. As Penn State’s equine science program has expanded, so has the Equine Experience, notes Ann Swinker, associate professor of equine science, offering [...]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — USDA has extended the application deadline to apply for coverage under Farm Service Agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.
WASHINGTON — Korea’s imports of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) have more than tripled during the first half of this year compared to the same period last year.