Argentina Looks Set to Hike Export Taxes…Again

Soybean bulls were happy to hear the Argentine government has suspended the registration of agricultural exports until further notice. Most inside the trade are thinking this is the move being made before the new Argentine government issues a statement that they will be increasing export tariffs on soy and perhaps other ag products. The trade […]

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Bayer Announces Herbicide Breakthrough

Herbicide resistance has been a growing problem for farmers but Bayer says its researchers have made a breakthrough that could be a game-changer for producers battling resistant grasses. The bad news is it probably won’t be available for about a decade. Bayer’s scientists have identified a chemical molecule that’s proved effective against glyphosate-resistant ryegrass and […]

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Putting America’s Land Usage Into Economic Perspective

America has one of the largest landmasses in the world at its disposal with over 3.8 million square miles, and that’s without taking into account either Alaska or Hawaii. In an interesting article recently published by the World Economic Forum, they raised the question of how America’s land actually gets used by our economy, meaning […]

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What I’ve Been Hearing About the Locust…

What I’ve Been Hearing About the Locust… The UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization said recently that the number of locusts in East Africa could expand 500 times by June. The desert locust may be the most dangerous yet. From what I understand, just a single small locust swarm, if it comes into a farmer’s field in […]

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What’s Expected from the USDA Ag Outlook?

Corn traders have all eyes on the USDA Ag Outlook numbers. The trade seems to be looking for a planted acreage number between 93 and 95 million with an average yield of around 176 bushels per acre and total U.s. new-crop production north of 15 billion bushels. If you want to compare the numbers from […]

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The Biggest Cow-Calf Ranch in the U.S.

If you’re thinking it’s in Texas, Kansas or South Dakota, you’re wrong! Deseret Ranches is located in Central Florida and belongs to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It is located about 50 miles southeast of the Orlando International Airport and 19 miles west of Cape Canaveral, Florida and spreads over the […]

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What’s Driving Global Protein Demand?

Plant-based protein demand is growing and while most people think vegans are the driving force behind it we actually have to thank the “flexitarians”, those who switch between eating both meat and meatless meat. Flexitarians have multiple approaches to their diets, meaning some limit their meat choices to items that meet certain criteria like high […]

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