In an effort to further implement the rice research agenda of the country, the Royal Thai Government through the Rice Department recently approved annual donation of THB 3,600,000 (equivalent of USD 100,000) starting fiscal year 2014-2015 to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).
Working capital will be reduced on many Midwest farms in 2015. A repeat of a year like 2015 in 2016 could see many farms back approaching a working capital situation similar to the period from 1996 to 2006, the period immediately prior to the period of higher incomes from 2006 to 2012.
By International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center and CGIAR Wheat Research Program
A recent gathering of more than 600 international scientists highlighted the complexity of wheat as a crop and emphasized the key role wheat research plays in ensuring global food security now and in the future.
On International Skeptics Day (Oct. 13), GMO Answers recognizes the 1.3 million consumers who have engaged in the online dialogue at GMOAnswers.com, and thanks the community of volunteer experts who have answered over 1,000 questions about GMOs and agriculture.
A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member says new research can help grain handlers and grain inspectors find key locations for pathogens and pests along rail routes in the United States and Australia.
A group of sixteen farms and agricultural businesses sent a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) declaring their support for the continuation of solar net metering. Net energy metering is a program that compensates solar consumers for any excess electricity they export to the grid.
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company U.S. Patent No. 9,150,839, entitled “Wheat with Increased Resistant Starch Levels.” The patent covers Arcadia’s non-genetically modified Resistant Starch (RS) Wheat lines.
The USDA's October 9 Crop Production report forecast the 2015 U.S. corn crop at 13.555 billion bushels, 30 million bushels smaller than the September forecast and 660 million bushels smaller than the 2014 crop. The U.S. average corn yield is forecast at 168 bushels, 0.5 bushel above the September forecast, and harvested acreage is forecast at 80.664 million, 437,000 below the September forecast.