Saturday , 18 November 2017

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New strain of gluten reduced wheat

New strain of gluten reduced wheat

Clever science has created new strains of wheat that do not produce as much gluten making it a better choice for people with coeliac disease or suffer from gluten intolerance. The ...

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Forage Analysis: What Numbers Do I Need

Forage Analysis: What Numbers Do I Need

One the more common questions I receive with regard to analytical testing of forages and other feedstuffs is, “I have the sample, now what do I test for or what analysis package s ...

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Ag market: soybean futures halt decline in China, to relief of Chicago

Ag market: soybean futures halt decline in China, to relief of Chicago

There was some modestly upbeat news around for agricultural commodity bulls around to start the week. Particularly for soybean investors, with futures on the Dalian exchange in Ch ...

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World cotton stocks to rise in 2017-18. But by how much?

World cotton stocks to rise in 2017-18. But by how much?

Something else for cotton investors to chew on – growing supply prospects. Both the International Cotton Advisory Committee and private consultancy Cotlook on Friday raised estima ...

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US soybean crop 70% harvested, below five-year average: USDA

US soybean crop 70% harvested, below five-year average: USDA

Farmers have harvested 70% of the US soybean crop, the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service crop progress report for the week ended Sunday showed, putting the harvest 3 ...

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Ag market: cotton, grain prices turn back – but not by much

Ag market: cotton, grain prices turn back – but not by much

One question left open by the cotton rally in the last session, on fears of a late-week frost in Texas, is how much crop in the state might be vulnerable to cold. The answer came ...

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Syngenta investing in NK seeds brand

Syngenta investing in NK seeds brand

Growers who purchase corn and soybean seeds from retailers will have even more choice and greater value through the reinvigorated NK seeds brand. Syngenta announced a comprehensiv ...

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Cotton Marketing News: Changes In The Loan Program and Rate for 2017

Cotton Marketing News: Changes In The Loan Program and Rate for 2017

The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management.  In addition to research and farm ...

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Hedge fund dynamics mean ‘feeder cattle prices to underperform’

Hedge fund dynamics mean ‘feeder cattle prices to underperform’

The extent of hedge funds' bets on rising feeder cattle prices, even while selling down in the agricultural commodities, has left the contract "likely to underperform", Societe Ge ...

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China’s hog herd to renew expansion, boding ill for pork imports

China’s hog herd to renew expansion, boding ill for pork imports

China's huge hog herd – equivalent to more than half the world total – will return to growth in 2018 for the first time in six years, driving a further decline in pork imports fro ...

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