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Plant Impact puts itself up for sale, after Bayer breaks pledge on product purchases

Shares in Plant Impact plunged to an all-time low after the crop enhancement group revealed that it had put itself up for a quick sale, saying it had been left facing a cash hole after Bayer broke a pledge on product purchases. Plant Impact shares... Read More

Iowa State Agronomist receives new innovator award

AMES, Iowa–Improved crop yield predictions are expected from Iowa State University research generated by a Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research New Innovator Award grant announced today. Sotirios Archontoulis, an assistant professor ... Read More

NPNRD gets ready for greenhouse

The North Platte Natural Resources District in Scottsbluff, will begin construction on a geothermal greenhouse  south of its building in the spring. The greenhouse, which will be 126’ x 16’ and 14’ high, is modeled after the one in Alliance... Read More

USDA Reports Flash- USDA Bumps up Corn Use

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- USDA raised corn usage for ethanol on Tuesday for the 2017-18 crop by 50 million bushels, but also lowered soybean and wheat exports by 25 million bushels for each crop. The December World Agricultural Supply and Demand E... Read More

EU to Lists Objections to Bayer-Monsanto Deal

The European Union is setting up potential reasons to reject Bayer AG’s takeover of Monsanto. This week, the EU is expected to send Bayer a so-called statement of objections that list potential reasons for the EU to block the $66 billion proposa... Read More

Voluntary Water Use Reporting Underway

(Lincoln, Neb.)  —  With another irrigation season ended and a new water year already under way, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) has sent out invitations to all surface water irrigation permit holders to voluntarily report their... Read More

Sorghum Symposium Coming to NCTA in Curtis

The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association (NeGSPA) together with the Grain Sorghum Board and Nebraska Extension announce the 2018 Sorghum Symposium to be held January 18, 2018 at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, 404 East 7th Str... Read More

Corn Market May Need Disruption

A banking official from Nebraska says the market may need “some disruption in production,” to reach higher prices for corn. Tom Jensen of First National Bank of Omaha told the Omaha-World Herald there is nothing on the horizon to increase corn pr... Read More

Farm financial workshops in five locations

MANHATTAN, Kan. — With farm profitability rivaling the low levels of the 1980s, K-State Research and Extension is offering confidential, one-on-one financial planning assistance to agricultural producers in five locations in early 2018. Through ... Read More

U.S. soy processors build new capacity at fastest rate in 20 years

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. agricultural cooperatives are building new soybean crushing plants at the fastest rate in two decades as farmers in the world’s top producer prepare to sow another record area with soy. The growth worldwide in the number... Read More

USDA Reports Preview

USDA isn't expected to say much in its December round of numbers, which means there's not much to say in this month's preview. USDA will release its latest Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports at... Read More

Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co (MON.N) will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions ... Read More

GROWMARK reports 2017 year-end financial results

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AgPR) Dec. 11, 2017 – GROWMARK announced its audited financial results for fiscal year 2017, which ended August 31, 2017. GROWMARK reported $7.3 billion in sales, up from $7.0 billion in 2016. Pretax income of $91 million is do... Read More

NAFTA: A WIN FOR CORN FARMERS & THE U.S. ECONOMY

Farmers and ranchers across the country took to Twitter on Wednesday to let the  President and other administration officials know that staying in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a win for farmers.  Corn growers from around the U... Read More