2014 World Food Prize honors man who helped launch ‘Green Revolution’ Commented on: 25 weeks ago (July 2, 2014)

Dr. Rajaram’s work is crucial for India who is one of the biggest exporters of rice grains in the world, as perils of India farmers are well documented. Being associated with Feed the Future, he...

EPA officials attempt to ease farmers’ fears on Waters of the United States rules Commented on: 25 weeks ago (July 1, 2014)

Well, at least now they have a platform for them to raise their concerns to. Water is a highly essential resource when agriculture is concerned and no activities can be performed without it....

Cotton storage charge revision could leave negative equities Commented on: 50 weeks ago (January 8, 2014)

As growers and farmers, there isn't really much they can do except to abide by the rules and regulations imposed by the relevant authorities. Apart from handling charges, storage fees are just...

Domestic rice outlook positive - despite global concerns Commented on: 50 weeks ago (January 6, 2014)

Fluctuations in the grain industry is a normal sight and occurs constantly over different periods of time. It is common to see sometimes the business goes up but sometimes it could go down....

Chicken litter — ‘smell of success’ Commented on: 51 weeks ago (January 2, 2014)

Today depicts my very first ever time learning that poultry litter is actually organic litter. I thought it was similar to cattle little and that the term "organic" means coming from plant...

Louisiana pecan crop sees 15 percent loss statewide from Isaac Commented on: 52 weeks ago (December 25, 2013)

Natural disasters is just one of the many factors affecting crop output per annum. All these factors are simply inevitable and all that farmers can afford to do is just to come up with harvest...

Chinese cotton crop looking for a home, any home Commented on: 52 weeks ago (December 25, 2013)

Some provinces in China are not blessed with storage solutions that they would go to the extent of renting rooms for storage of such commodities. But the Chinese are known for being innovative in...

EPA pushes fuel-spill plan deadline to May 2013 Commented on: 52 weeks ago (December 25, 2013)

The fuel-spill plan is indeed a very critical measure that needs to be drawn up as soon as possible. This is to address the hazardous activity real quick and to derive with preventive measures to...

Fire safety in the bin Commented on: 52 weeks ago (December 25, 2013)

There was one incident in Ohio when one of the farmers used burners to dry the grain in storage bins, and it caused fire and losses for him. The storage bin was not built for the kind of...

Mississippi cotton and corn: a bittersweet shift Commented on: 52 weeks ago (December 25, 2013)

Well, at least there is something to look forward to amidst all those downsides of things. Increasing the capacity of a storage facility is really vital for the grain industry regardless of how...

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