Increasing competition by other corn-producing countries is a factor that U.S. growers will have to consider in their cropping plans in years ahead, says John Anderson, American Farm Bureau Federation deputy chief economist, Washington....More
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or UAV providers are focusing on making "drones," as they are sometimes referred to, easy to use but capable of providing meaningful information about farmer's crops and farming systems....More
It is a shame, says Julie White, that today’s kids are whizzes with computers and all things video/digital, but most of them know zilch about agriculture. She started Farmtastic to try and correct that....More
More than 1,000 third graders from a five-county area got a firsthand look at where their food, fiber, and other ag-related products come from during a four-day Farmtastic event at Mississippi State University.
DuPont isn't expected to complete work on a new cellulosic ethanol plant in central Iowa until the fall of 2014, but the company is already working with local communities to minimize the disruption of moving thousands of tons of corn stover to the new facility....More
The ongoing tug of war continues between the petroleum industry, which is seeing demand for gasoline decline, and the ethanol industry, which has a financial interest in seeing increased use of its product....More
A county board on the island of Hawaii recently passed an anti-biotech, anti-pesticide ordinance that could have a significant impact on seed corn research by U.S. seed companies. Because of its climate, researchers can grow three corn crops a year on the big island.
CropLife America’s Jeff Case discussed the importance of the 6-1 vote in a presentation at the State Affairs Summit held by the Southern Crop Production Association at its annual meeting in Orlando....More