FAPRI: Corn, Soybean and Cotton Prices to Drop Even More

John DavisCorn, Cotton, Farm Bill, Soybeans, USDA, wheat

A crop that’s expected to be even bigger than just previously estimated is expected to push prices down even more than previously expected. Earlier this month, we told you how the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri expected corn, soybean and cotton prices to drop from what had been some pretty impressive highs of … Read More

Wheat Growers Pleased with Documentary

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Harvesting, New Holland, wheat

The North Dakota Wheat Commission is one of the sponsors of the documentary “The Great American Wheat Harvest” which had a special showing in Bismark last month, and they seemed pretty pleased with the outcome. “It’s primarily focused on the harvest element,” said NDWC administrator Neal Fisher after watching the finished product. “(But) there’s a very human, family element in … Read More

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Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, Apps, wheat

When it comes to winter wheat, “test plots” are planted that include currently-grown varieties, varieties being grown in neighboring regions, and promising new experimental lines. Data collected on each variety includes the usual yield, test weight and protein percentage. Other ratings sometimes captured, include winter-hardiness, plant height, lodging, maturity, and the disease reactions to fungal leaf spot, leaf rust, wheat … Read More

Verdesian Gets Agreement for Mycotoxin Technology

Cindy ZimmermanAgribusiness, Crop Protection, wheat

Mitsui Chemicals Agro and Hokusan have signed an exclusive licensing agreement allowing Verdesian Life Sciences global access to its patented technology for suppressing mycotoxin contamination in wheat and barley. Under the terms of the agreement, MCAG and HOK have granted Verdesian an exclusive license to commercialize this expanded usage for Verdesian’s proprietary Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR) technologies in all countries … Read More

New Holland Supporting Wheat Harvest

Chuck ZimmermanHarvesting, New Holland, wheat

I’ll be off to Bismarck at the end of next week to watch a special showing of The Great American Wheat Harvest. You can find it at the Grand 22 movie theatre at 7pm on the 22nd. The screening of this important documentary is sponsored by New Holland Agriculture, one of the many companies and agricultural organizations who provided support … Read More

Big Crops in the Fields

Cindy ZimmermanCorn, Cotton, Soybeans, USDA, wheat, yields

A little bit more corn and a lot more soybeans and cotton compared to last year is what USDA is forecasting in the latest report out today. U.S. soybean producers are expected to produce a record 3.82 billion bushels in 2014, up 16 percent from last year according to the Crop Production report issued today by the U.S. Department of … Read More

New Opportunities for WestBred® Wheat & Partners

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Monsanto, seed, wheat

Monsanto Company has announced changes to its WestBred® wheat seed distribution model designed to enhance business and expand opportunities for its seed partners and their growers. “Wheat is a vital, global crop planted on over 500 million acres and supplying 25% of the world’s calories,” said Jeff Koscelny, Monsanto U.S. Wheat Commercial Lead. “Experts agree production must increase by 40% … Read More

Wheat Breeder Honored by World Food Prize

Cindy ZimmermanAward, biotechnology, International, wheat, World Food

The selection of wheat breeder Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram as the 2014 World Food Prize Laureate was announced last week during a ceremony at the State Department where Secretary Kerry gave keynote remarks. “This is the time for a second green revolution,” Kerry said. “That’s why Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram is being honored with the World Food Prize. We are grateful for … Read More

Precision.AgWired.com Podcast: The Great American Wheat Harvest

Meghan GrebnerFarmers, Harvesting, Precision Pays Podcast, wheat

Custom harvesters are big users of precision technologies.  A recently released documentary follows several custom harvesters and shows how wheat makes it from the field to the bread on your dinner table. In this Precision.AgWired.com Podcast, sponsored by Ag Leader Technology, we’ll get an update from director Conrad Weaver on The Great American Wheat Harvest and thoughts from the stars of the movie as well. … Read More

Great American Wheat Harvest Premier

Cindy ZimmermanAg Day, Audio, Harvesting, wheat

The National Premier Screening of The Great American Wheat Harvest movie took place on National Ag Day in Washington DC this week. On hand were the stars of the documentary – five custom harvesting operations from around the wheat belt – Jim Deibert; Jim & Tracy Zeorian; Dan, Kristy, & Emma Misener; Lee Petersen; and Eric Wolgemuth. Listen to an … Read More