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Farmer Style (Gangnam Style Parody) - YouTube

A parody music video by The Peterson Farm Bros (Greg, Nathan, and Kendal Peterson) that promotes agriculture! Please share this video with your friends and remind them to thank a farmer for their food!
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The ban on neonicotinoid seed treatments is costing EU farmers more than £500m in lost revenue each year, a report has found.

The ban on neonicotinoid seed treatments is costing EU farmers more than £500m in lost revenue each year, a report has found. | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it

The study, published by the EU’s Humboldt Forum for Food and Agriculture research consultancy, shows the ban has also shortened EU agricultural supply of OSR by 912,000t (-4%). This production has been taken up in other parts of the world, such as the Americas, Ukraine and Australia where neonicotinoids banned in the UK and the EU remain widely used.

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“Expect the unexpected” when it comes to commodities markets in 2017

“Expect the unexpected” when it comes to commodities markets in 2017 | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
“A lot of the marketing advice out there is about trying to guess where the market is going to go. I think too much time is spent there,” says David Derwin.
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Agriculture role Trump last card

Agriculture role Trump last card | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
DONALD Trump is yet to name his top agriculture pick just days out from being sworn in as US President.
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Trucker Protest Continues in Brazil's Top Grain State

Trucker Protest Continues in Brazil's Top Grain State | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
SAO PAULO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A Brazilian truckers' protest entered its fourth day on Monday, preventing grain-carrying vehicles from taking a key road for soy and corn shipments in the state of Mato Grosso, police and the highway operator said. The demonstration started on Friday as truck owners demanded greater compensation from commodities traders and transportation companies to transport soy and corn from the state to exporting ports in southern Brazil.
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U.S. farmers cut winter wheat acres to 108-year low

U.S. farmers cut winter wheat acres to 108-year low | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
Washington | Reuters -- U.S. farmers slashed their winter wheat plantings to the lowest in more than a century as supplies of the grain ballooned to a 29-year high, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday. USDA also dialed back its harvest estimates for the U.S. soybean and corn crops but 2016-17 marketing year production of both commodities remained at record levels. Corn and soybean supplies rose to record levels following the bumper harvest during the fall. U.S. winter wheat seedings fell to 32.383 million from 36.137 million a year earlier. That marked the smallest winter wheat acreage since 29.196 million in 1909 and the second lowest on record. Analysts, on average, had been expecting winter wheat plantings of 34.139 million, according to a Reuters poll. Falling wheat prices have caused farmers in key production areas such as the Great Plains to alter their traditional acreage splits. Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures have fallen for…
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Bayer, Monsanto pledge US R&D spending, jobs after merger

Bayer, Monsanto pledge US R&D spending, jobs after merger | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
A future combined Bayer and Monsanto expects to spend at least $8 billion on research and development in the U.S. over the next six years.
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The Andersons, Inc. Eliminating 1,050 Retail Employees

The Andersons, Inc. Eliminating 1,050 Retail Employees | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it

The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) announces today its plans to exit the retail business and close its remaining four retail stores in the second quarter of 2017. 


The retail closings will have no impact on the Company's grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail operations. "The decision to close The Andersons stores was not easy for anyone involved," says CEO Pat Bowe. "Choosing to cease a business that has spanned 65 years and employs about 1,050 people is tremendously difficult." 


 The closing will eliminate approximately 650 positions in the Toledo area and 400 positions in Columbus, of which approximately 75 percent are part-time positions. The Company will provide employees with severance packages and outplacement services to assist them in their career transitioning.

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Ag land values in limbo for 2017

Ag land values in limbo for 2017 | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it

Several factors will come into play in 2017 that will determine the direction of land values. Randy Dickhut, senior vice president of real estate operations for Farmers National Co., says in the past three years, agricultural landowners in many regions across the country have seen a decline in profits, which pushed land values lower.

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BREAKING NEWS: Bayer Could Pledge Billions to U.S. Investment and New Jobs if Monsanto Deal Wins Approval

BREAKING NEWS: Bayer Could Pledge Billions to U.S. Investment and New Jobs if Monsanto Deal Wins Approval | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it

German chemical giant Bayer AG is promising President-elect Donald Trump billions of dollars in research and development spending in the U.S., as well as what it is saying will be a significant commitment to create jobs, if its planned merger with Monsanto Co. (MON) receives the necessary regulatory approvals to proceed, the FOX Business Network has learned. 


 The commitment was made by Bayer’s CEO Werner Baumann and Monsanto chief Hugh Grant after days of negotiations with the President-elect and his senior transition staff, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Last Wednesday the pair of CEOs met with the incoming President at New York’s Trump Tower, where both executives discussed some of the benefits of the deal, which will need U.S. and European Union regulatory approval to proceed, these people say.

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The Latest News and Data About Ethanol Production

The Latest News and Data About Ethanol Production | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
On Jan. 11, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced it will subject U.S. distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) to anti-dumping and countervailing duties. According to information released by the ministry, the duties will be levied beginning Jan. 12.
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Insecticide resistance found in soybean aphid treatments

Insecticide resistance found in soybean aphid treatments | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it

The soybean aphid, a native of Asia, has been in the Midwest since 2000 and has quickly become a serious pest of soybeans in Iowa and other states, she says. The aphids are small (less than 1/16 inches in length), yellow-bodied with distinct black cornicles, and may be winged or wingless. They are typically slow-moving and often found on the underside of the newest growth on a soybean plant.


For the first time during the 2016 growing season, insecticide failure was confirmed in Iowa. Pyrethroid insecticides are a common insecticide group, but did not have any knockdown in this commercial soybean production field, says Hodgson. 


 “This may force farmers to switch to a different kind of insecticide, most likely organophosphates,” she says. “If pyrethroid resistance becomes more common, it will limit the tools that can be used and can increase input costs.”

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Foncier : Terre de liens attaque le droit de propriété

Foncier : Terre de liens attaque le droit de propriété | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it

« Stop à la spéculation foncière et à la financiarisation de l’agriculture ». Dans un communiqué daté du 16 janvier 2017, l’association Terre de liens sort de sa réserve pour apporter son soutien aux Safer, à la suite de la censure, le 8 décembre 2016, des amendements « Safer » dans la loi Sapin 2 par le Conseil constitutionnel. « Nous ne nous expliquons pas ce qui a pu pousser des parlementaires à attaquer ces dispositions ».

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Thai floods lift rubber futures. Palm oil up too

Thai floods lift rubber futures. Palm oil up too | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it

Thai flooding The gains are being spurred by worries of a rubber shortage, provoked by heavy rains in Thailand, the top exporter.


 "Due to floods, Thailand will be able to produce only 4.381m tonnes of natural rubber during 2017 as against 4.741m tonnes originally expected," the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) said on Friday.


 It has to be said that not all rubber supply data are poor, with output from all ANRPC members was forecast rising by 4% in 2017 to 11.2m tonnes, after three years of stagnation. 


 And data on Monday on rubber stocks in Japanese ports was seen at 5,471 tonnes as of the end of last month, up 4.2% from December 20, the previous reporting date. 


 However, Thailand's rains have more than offset the potential dent to prices from the prospect of the country this week auctioning off some of the more than 300,000 tonnes of rubber it has bought since 2014 in an effort to support prices.

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Some Ukraine crops now at risk of winter damage

Some Ukraine crops now at risk of winter damage | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it

After reporting the Ukraine Ministry of Agriculture’s announcement only yesterday, that prevailing weather conditions and adequate snow cover does not pose a threat to winter crops, I get sent this picture from Mykolaiv region of southern Ukraine taken this morning. Just goes to show the importance of real time reporting and how you can’t beat a boots on the ground perspective. Looking at the latest satellite pictures and the thaw seems to have occurred over most of Odessa and half of Mykolaiv oblasts, a combined area of around 4.5mha.

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Canola acres seen rising on high prices 

Canola acres seen rising on high prices  | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
Brandon | Reuters -- Canadian canola plantings may rise slightly in spring as farmers seek to cash in before an expected drop in vegetable oil prices as palm crops recover from drought that hit major Southeast Asian producers, German oilseed analysis firm Oil World said Tuesday. Plantings will rise by less than 10 per cent in Canada, which accounts for most globally exported canola and rapeseed, Thomas Mielke, executive director of Oil World, said here on the sidelines of the Ag Days farm conference and trade show. "The world needs more Canadian canola so it would be wise to expand (plantings) moderately," adding that the expansion would come at the expense of wheat. Canola is crushed mainly for its oil, used in foods such as salad dressing and margarine. Last year, Canadian farmers planted 20.4 million acres of canola, their fourth-largest area ever for the crop, according to Statistics Canada. Canola planting is typically in…
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Alien Armyworms Invade Corn in Drought-Hit Southern Africa

Alien Armyworms Invade Corn in Drought-Hit Southern Africa | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it

After southern Africa’s worst drought in more than 35 years ravaged crops and sent food prices soaring, farmers are battling a new crisis: alien armyworms. 


 Godwin Mukenani Mwiya first noticed caterpillars chewing through his corn field south of Lusaka, Zambia’s capital, near the end of December. 


Two weeks later, he’d lost half his crop to the pest that’s already invaded more than 10 percent of farms in the country and spread to Zimbabwe and Malawi.


 The fall armyworm that’s native to the Americas has arrived in southern Africa for the first time, wiping out tens of thousands of acres of corn fields. For a region trying to recover from drought, the pest brings renewed fears of food shortages and inflation. 


The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization says the effects could be devastating for the area if its spread isn’t controlled.

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Mosaic to reopen Colonsay potash mine in a matter of days 

Mosaic to reopen Colonsay potash mine in a matter of days  | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
Decision to resume operations at the mine was based on Mosaic's expectations that 2017 will be a stronger year for the potash industry.
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Michigan dry bean acres could remain steady

Michigan dry bean acres could remain steady | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
A grain analyst says Michigan dry bean acres are expected to remain relatively steady for 2017. Angie Setzer with Citizens Elevator tells Brownfield as farmers look for marketing opportunities this year dry beans and premium markets like non-GMO are well supplied.  “There are some guys that will maintain dry bean acres, perhaps increase them, but the …
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Trump Team: Bayer to Invest $8 Billion in American Research

Trump Team: Bayer to Invest $8 Billion in American Research | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team announced Tuesday that Bayer AG will invest $8 billion into American research as part of their acquisition of Monsanto, The Hill reported.
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What you need to consider before plunging in to tile drainage

What you need to consider before plunging in to tile drainage | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
Tile drainage is on the upswing in Manitoba, but producers should look at their operations and evaluate beneficial management practices before plunging in.
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Trump says Brexit a 'great thing,' will meet PM May to reach trade deal with UK

Trump says Brexit a 'great thing,' will meet PM May to reach trade deal with UK | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
US-President-elect Donald Trump said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday that 'Brexit is going to end up being a great thing.' He also confirmed he will be meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May soon after his inauguration on January 20 to finalise a trade agreement between the two countries that will be 'good for both sides.'
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Monsanto, NRGene Enter Agreement for Big Data Genomic Analysis Technology | Growing Produce

Monsanto, NRGene Enter Agreement for Big Data Genomic Analysis Technology | Growing Produce | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
Monsanto Company and NRGene have announced that the companies have reached a non-exclusive, multi-year global licensing agreement on NRGene’s genome-analysis technology to enhance Monsanto’s ability to predict, compare, and select the best genetic makeup from its data sets of genetic, genomic, and trait information. NRGene’s platform, GenoMAGIC, was developed by algorithm designers, software engineers, plant breeders, and plant geneticists and is used by seed companies and major academic and research institutions worldwide. The technology has already been used to map strawberries and trees. “Our focus on data is allowing us make better decisions than ever before – and with GenoMAGIC, we expect to provide our plant breeders with a more comprehensive view to improve their analyses and decisions,” said Tom Osborn, Monsanto’s Molecular Breeding Technology Director. “Partnering with companies like Monsanto – combined with our recent achievements, including being the first to map the wheat
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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack ends his tenure

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack ends his tenure | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
Longest-serving Obama cabinet officer says farewell to USDA staff
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Burkina Faso 2016/17 cotton crop seen rising to 750,000 tonnes -minister

Burkina Faso 2016/17 cotton crop seen rising to 750,000 tonnes -minister | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it

Burkina Faso estimates itsproduction of raw cotton will rise to 750,000 tonnes in2016/2017 compared to around 600,000 tonnes in the previousharvest as favourable rainfall boosts output, the country'sagriculture minister said on Monday.


* Talks continuing with Monsanto on possible compensation (Adds detail, soybean development plan with French partners)

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Scientists discover perennial hybrid of wheat, wheatgrass 

Scientists discover perennial hybrid of wheat, wheatgrass  | Grain du Coteau : News ( corn maize ethanol DDG soybean soymeal wheat livestock beef pigs canadian dollar) | Scoop.it
Scientists at Washington State University have combined wheat and wheatgrass in a new hybrid perennial grain crop, without gene modification.
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