The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's relationship with the grain industry is rocky, at best. The House Agriculture Committee reprimanded the Commission's rulemaking process last week by including language in a bill that undid a controversial rulemaking on residual interest, a concept that commercial hedgers argue would cause the cost of hedging to skyrocket.
One year after the tragic explosion in West, Texas, state lawmakers
and agencies are on the verge of taking action to better secure ammonium
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The National Grain and Feed Association estimates the U.S. corn, DDG
and soybean industries suffered a $1.95 billion loss due to China's rejection
of cargos that tested positive for the Agrisure Viptera MIR 162 trait.
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Buying and selling grain or equipment is a balancing act of trading
currencies to get the best deal that buyers and sellers can get.
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Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana mixes education with
entertainment to lift the veil of 21st-Century agriculture to the public.
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Another shot of snow and cold weather kept Karen and Bill Johnson of
Avoca, Iowa, out of their fields this past week, while in Florida, Jamie Harris
is nearly finished planting corn.
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The National Institute for Animal Agriculture is holding its annual meeting this week in downtown Omaha with speeches and panel discussions centered on use of the precautionary principle in the U.S. and the lack of innovation already caused by the regulatory philosophy, particularly in Europe.