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Big ships coming, are U.S. ports ready

Brownfield Ag News By Dave Russell May 10, 2011 www.brownfieldagnews.com Link: http://brownfieldagnews.com/2011/05/10/big-ships-coming-are-u-s-ports-ready/ With a larger Panama Canal, will U.S. ports be able to handle the larger ships that will be coming as a result. That’s just one of the concerns being raised by U.S. soybean farmers. Phil Bradshaw, past chairman of the United Soybean Board (USB) […]

The Cost Of Green

Investor’s Business Daily Editorial February 18, 2011 www.investors.com   Link: http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=563747&p=1   Consequences: The green lobby assured everyone it knew what it was doing when it got a judge to cut water to Central Valley farmers to save the delta smelt. But while the Valley economy is now ruined, it hasn’t helped the smelt. Some day, […]

Food-cost shocks ripple worldwide from Iowa

Des Moines Register By Dan Piller January 30, 2011 www.desmoinesregister.com Shoppers who have seen hamburger prices increase as much as 10 percent in recent months will pay even more for burgers, steaks and other meat products as a result of a commodities boom that is putting money in Iowa farmers' pockets while it rocks the […]

Turning The Tide

Ag Network October 28, 2010 www.agnetwork.com   It might seem suspect these days, after years of intense, partisan wrangling over the safety and efficacy of bioengineered crops, but when scientists first altered the genetic material of an organism by introducing genes from an entirely different organism, public reaction was generally enthusiastic. Both scientific authorities and […]

The Protectionist Instinct

The Wall Street Journal By PAUL H. RUBIN October 7, 2010   http://online.wsj.com     Political support for free trade is a remarkable achievement of civic education—one threatened by our weak economy. As unemployment remains high and the election nears, many politicians are again campaigning against free trade and its cousin, outsourcing. Polls show voters […]

Our view on international trade: Is it time to hit China with punitive tariffs?

USA Today September 30, 2010   www.usatoday.com     In this era of intense partisanship, this week's action in the House of Representatives on a China trade bill certainly stood out. Majorities from both parties joined in a 348-79 vote to give the Commerce Department more power to slap tariffs on goods coming from China. […]

Field events

The Economist September 9, 2010 www.economist.com Volatile wheat prices are as much a cause for alarm as are high prices FEW rural pleasures match seeing a golden field of grain, rustling and ripe for reaping. But the harvest season in the northern hemisphere is being marked by turmoil on global wheat markets. A big reason […]

Stalin’s Harvest

The Wall Street Journal By DOUGLAS SOUTHGATE August 27, 2010 http://online.wsj.com Russia’s and Ukraine’s food panic is the result of outdated farming policies. Poor wheat harvests in Russia and Ukraine, along with devastating wildfires in Russia, have resurrected fears of a global food crisis. Some have blamed global warming for inducing a severe drought. But […]

Cracking California’s Egg Rules

The Wall Street Journal By JEAN GUERRERO August 19, 2010 http://online.wsj.com MODESTO, Calif.—About 150,000 hens at egg producer J.S. West Inc. appear to have scored an upgrade. They cluck and cackle in an air-conditioned henhouse that got a $3.2 million renovation this year. Some lay eggs in nesting areas, where lights are dimmed. Others poise […]

Joint Spanish, Romanian and Portuguese Delegation Calls for Fairer Access to GM Crops and Technologies

AgBioView / EuropaBio, Belgium Today and tomorrow a delegation of Spanish, Romanian and Portuguese farmers and farming associations meet in Brussels to demand fairer access to the agricultural biotech products and technologies available to their global competitors. The group has come to Europe’s capital to highlight the extent to which the EU is disadvantaging its […]

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