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Grain mixed, livestock mixed

Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery fell 3.50 cents to $5.3250 a bushel; Dec corn was 2.75 cents higher at 3.7675 a bushel; Dec oats fell 2.25 cents to ...

Grain farmers produced 27% less than in 2013 and face lower prices

At the same time, prices for wheat, corn, barley and soybeans are much lower than last year, resulting in much lower projected earnings for farmers. Last year was a record year for wheat production, with about  37.5 million tonnes, a 38 per cent  increase from 2012. Most of the durum wheat crop was of highest quality and the sheer volume that had to be shipped caused friction with the railways.

'Organic' fish labeling? Why it's a bad idea.

The US government is poised to release regulations that allow fish farmed in the open ocean to be labeled 'organic.' But farming fish at sea can never meet the high bar of integrity that is integral to all organic systems of production.

Grain lower, livestock mixed

Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Buffett Railroad’s Shale Focus Blunts Ports’ Comeback Bid

In the U.S., shippers of grain, coal and other commodities are complaining to regulators about poor service from BNSF, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The U.S. Surface Transportation Board this year ordered railroads to provide weekly service updates.

Global AgInvesting and Larta Institute forge partnership to catalyze agriculture technology investment with a landmark ...

LOS ANGELES -- Global AgInvesting (GAI) and Larta Institute (Larta) today announced an exclusive partnership that combines the industry-leading strengths of each company to catalyze the agriculture technology ...

Commonwealth group supports subsidies, MSP for crops

Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) Advocating equitable price for agriculture produce, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) meet on agriculture Friday also recommended continuance of Minimum Support Price (MSP) regime for staple and other crops and subsidies on other farm-related items.

CCFI alleges official data forgery on organic farming

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI), the apex body of the agrochemicals industry, has in a letter to the prime minister alleged data forgery by the commerce and agriculture ministries on organic farming in the country.

Now, a scam in organic farming

Activists want PM Narendra Modi to investigate manipulation of land data

Exports beef up cattle numbers

WA cattle numbers look to be on the way up as producers meet growing demand from processors and live exporters.

Abbott calls Davis a 'friend of cattle rustlers'

The Texas gubernatorial race is taking us back on a trip to the Wild West. Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott's campaign fired off a news release this week accusing state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, of supporting "cattle rustlers" for voting against 2009 Legislation to increase penalties for certain livestock theft. The release goes as follows: "Sen. Davis: Friend Of Cattle Rustlers"

Why hedge funds also bought housing and agriculture ETFs

Agriculture ETFs gained popularity in the first quarter and the beginning of the second quarter. Harsh weather conditions lifted prices for commodities.

Cattle Feed Market (With Overview on Ruminant Feed) by Type (Mature Ruminants, Young Ruminants, & Others), Additives ...

LONDON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The cattle feed market is increasing due to the industrialization of dairy and meat. The leading companies in the cattle feed market are continuously adopting new technologies for its manufacturing. The market for the dairy segment was the largest in 2013, and is projected to grow with the increasing demand for milk and dairy products in the industry. The ...

Farming remains the most dangerous industry

Agriculture remains one of the most dangerous industries to work in, according to the latest figures released by the Health and Safety Executive.

Central African Republic: Farming and Families Hit By Insecurity

[FAO]Rome -Agriculture, the backbone of the economy, has contracted by 46 percent, compared to pre-crisis levels

Research and Markets: Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods Markets - Global Strategic Business Report 2014-2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods - Global Strategic Busi

Farming Opinion: British farmers need to ask searching questions on EU

I have the pleasure of farming in the parliamentary constituency of Clacton on sea, writes Guy Smith, vice-president of the National Farmers’ Union

Agriculture critical to economy: Sumitra

``Agriculture was the most economic activity for any country and national governments must be sensitised to the fact that key agricultural issues were critical for food security, reduction of pove...

OHP: Jack-Knifed Cattle Truck Blocks Traffic On IDL

An overturned cattle truck blocked traffic on eastbound Interstate 244 on the north side of downtown Wednesday night.

‘Sell Back’ Option for Registered Brahman Heifers for Sale Enhanced on Website, Announces Moreno Ranches

Moreno Ranches is a Florida producer of superior Brahman Cattle. In addition to the ‘breed back’ program, the ranch offers a ‘sell back’ option for its registered Brahman heifers for sale. (PRWeb October 29, 2014) Read the full story at

DA, Nestle Phils. forge tie-up on establishment of coffee nurseries

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has forged an agreement with Nestle Philippines Inc. for the establishment of coffee nurseries and enhancement of technical assistance in support for the country's growing coffee industry. Agriculture Secretary Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (seated right) and Nestlé Philippines Inc. (NPI) Chairman and chief executive officer John Martin Miller (seated left ...

Maori agriculture selling itself short

Maori agriculture has "huge" potential for development but only 20 per cent of farmland is well developed, 40 per cent is underperforming, and 40 per cent is under-used, says a Massey University academic.

Is Wendy Davis soft on cattle rustlers?

FORT WORTH — Attorney General Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn campaigned together at the Cowboy Hall of Fame Wednesday as defenders of Texas values.

Grain mostly higher, livestock lower

Grain futures were mostly higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery rose 7.50 cents to $5.3825 a bushel; Dec corn was 10.75 cents higher at 3.7525 a bushel; Dec oats fell 5.50 ...

Sell-off puts pressure on cattle market

THE flood of cheap cattle filling export orders and maintaining relatively steady retail prices could be nearing its end as the Australian beef herd continues its rapid shrinkage.

Yes to family farming, farmers’ land rights

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) chose “family farming” as its “focal point” in its World Food Day celebration this year.

Construction, Agriculture and Mining EVs a $30B Market by 2025 Forecast IDTechEx

Electric and hybrid vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining will be a $30 billion market in 2025. Companies such as Komatsu, John Deere and Caterpillar manufacture the big vehicles, mainly hybrid whilst other manufacturers offer smaller, pure-electric versions.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Three Platte County ranches reach historical status

Each year during the Wyoming State Fair, the Wyoming Pioneer Association selects ranches and farms to honor for longevity and contribution to those vocations. This year Platte County had three ranches that were recipients.

China Grain Giant Cofco Planning IPO After Trader Acquisitions

Cofco Corp., China’s largest grain trader, is planning a public listing of some of its assets, including a majority stake in Noble Group Ltd.’s agribusiness unit that it bought this year for $1.5 billion.

From networking to farming, this Kerala boy has come a long way

"The mountains I climbed, the butterflies I counted, the streams I swam, the jungles I walked along, all called me back. The urge to go back to nature was very strong," says Tibin Parakal from Trissur who quit a lucrative engineering job in Delhi to start a restaurant but then ultimately became a farmer.

Cattle farmers banned from keeping animals except cats

Two cattle-farming brothers have been banned from keeping any animals except cats for five years.

China's grain trader Cofco plans IPO

BEIJING--Cofco Corp., China's largest state-run grain-trading company, is planning an initial public offering that would include the trading and agro-technology assets it acquired earlier this year from Nidera B.V. and Noble Group, Cofco Chairman Ning Gaoning said Wednesday.

Bankers Healthcare Group Nominated as a 2014 Centerstate CEO Economic Champion

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Bankers Healthcare Group , a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals, has been nominated as a 2014 CenterState ...

Exclusive: Smoother grain flow points to Ottawa lifting rail regulations

By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG Manitoba (Reuters) - Barring a sudden pile-up of grain across Western Canada in the next five weeks, Ottawa will lift requirements that railways move minimum volumes of crops, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said in an interview. While Ritz says he is not ruling out any options before the rules expire Nov. 29, government data shows that grain has flowed more smoothly since ...

Precision Farming Market Insights on Equipment and Applications to 2018 and 2020

DALLAS, October 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- adds 2014 precision farming market research reports with 2018 forecasts for precision farming equipment and 2020 outlook for the industry by ...

Farming Simulator 15: The PC Launch Trailer!

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28, 2104 /PRNewswire/ -- Just a few days from its PC release next Thursday, we are pleased to lead you to the fields of Farming Simulator 15 one last time with the launch trailer! Here's a good opportunity to get a last sneak peek of some of the many activities that are yours to enjoy in the new generation of Farming Simulator, available on October 30 on PC, and early 2015 on ...

Enhancements to Registered Brahman Heifers for Sale 'Breedback Program' Announced by Moreno Ranches

Moreno Ranches is a Florida producer of superior Brahman Cattle. The company’s innovative ‘breed back’ program allows Brahman Juniors to breed their show cattle, after the cattle are retired. (PRWeb October 27, 2014) Read the full story at

Cattle farmers to sue over export ban

Labor admits it could have handled the suspension of live cattle exports better after farmers launched a class action for compensation.

Family agriculture vital for food security

FAMILY farms are crucial for the well-being, growth and food security of Latin America, and eradicating poverty and inequality in the region, experts say.

Record cash prices stretch CME live cattle futures gains

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures rose for a third day in a row on Friday, supported by Thursday's record-high prices for market-ready or cash cattle, traders said. * At 8:30 a.m. CDT , live ...

Council okays CBN’s N100bn ranches fund disbursement

The National Economic Council on Thursday endorsed the disbursement of N100bn by the Central Bank of Nigeria for the establishment of mini ranches nationwide. Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue, who said this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the monthly NEC meeting presided over by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, said the ranches...  [Read More...]

CBN to spend N100bn on ranches in states

The National Economic Council on Thursday resolved that the Central Bank of Nigeria should provide seed funding of N100bn to assist states establish mini modern ranches across the country. This was one of the solutions proffered to the incessant bloody clashes between cattle rearers and farmers in parts of the country. Governor Gabriel Suswam of...  [Read More...]

As Cattle Prices Climb, Ranchers Watch Out For Bovine Thievery

Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.

The 2014 Land Report 100: America's Largest Landowners Making Even Bigger Investments

DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the trend of investing in some of America's most iconic viewsheds and working landscapes, The Land Report released the 2014 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches highlighting the major investments and even bigger personalities of America's largest landowners. Among the major movers is nationally known homebuilder D.R. Horton, founder and ...

Indoor Agriculture Conference to Host Leaders in Agriculture Technology, Vertical Farming, Commercial Greenhouses

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- via PRWEB - Indoor agriculture is experiencing rapid growth as drought, supply chain challenges and the scarcity of new farmland force growers to seek more efficient and sustainable ...

Moreno Ranches to Show Top Brahman Show Cattle at ABBA National Brahman Show, October 12-16, 2014

Moreno Ranches is a Florida producer of superior Brahman Cattle. They will participate in the ABBA National Brahman Show in Dallas, Texas, on October 12-16, showcasing their top Brahman show cattle. (PRWeb October 13, 2014) Read the full story at

Prestigious Land Brokerages Combine Resources to Form Powerful Team in Asset Class

DENVER, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fay Ranches and Republic Ranches, two of the most successful land brokerage firms in the country, are announcing a groundbreaking strategic alliance that will create one of the most powerful brokerage teams in the United States and further expand each company's reach and breadth of services.  The two firms have built strong business relationships over the ...

Aeon Adds Rice Paddies to Farming Ventures

(Corrects headline of Oct. 8 story to remove reference to scale of Aeon’s rice-farming ambitions, adds cooperative reference in second graph.) Aeon Co. (8267) , Japan ’s largest supermarket chain that sells everything from fresh food to bicycles across 424 stores, plans to add rice fields to its farming portfolio, possibly making it the nation’s biggest corporate grower of the grain.

Deseret Ranches' future metropolis would dam creeks for water

A tough choice over Central Florida's water future is unfolding now as the giant Deseret Ranches proposes to dam a pair of creeks, an idea rejected long ago by state officials as environmentally unacceptable.
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