Pace International, LLC (Pace), a global leader in postharvest solutions, technologies and services for the fruit industry, has announced it will merge its Pace International Chile Business with Valent BioSciences Chile, effective August 1st.
Excessive rainfall and prolonged ponding conditions this spring have resulted in many fields remaining unplanted to corn or soybeans this season in some areas of the country. These “prevented planting” acres, while unfortunate for this year’s production, should be managed in ways to prevent further soil degradation and to increase soil productivity for next year.
Land O’Lakes/WinField, United Suppliers and Aligned Ag Distributors will each continue with their existing go-to-market strategies and will draw upon each other’s expertise to better meet customer needs if Land O'Lakes and United Suppliers complete merging their crop inputs businesses.
The grain markets were neutral-lower overnight after yesterday’s surge on USDA data. To recap, the report estimated corn acreage to be 88.897 million acres, compared to the average forecast of 89.173 million acres and the intentions estimate of 89.199. June 1 corn stocks were reported to be 4.447 billion bushels, lower than the average estimate of 4.555 billion bushels. Both the acreage and stocks reports were bullish and profit taking likely occurred in afterhours trading. The world continues to watch Greece after they missed their debt payment yesterday.
By Edited from Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois
Recent attention has focused on delayed soybean plantings caused by wet weather, leading to the potential for large prevented planted acres. Much of this attention focuses on Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Some of these states have had large prevented acres in past years.
Wilbur-Ellis Company’s Agribusiness Division, which has extensive business enterprises in precision agriculture technology and the distribution and marketing of plant protection, seed and nutritional products, announced it has acquired the assets of The Seed House Inc., a professional seed company located in O’Neill, Neb.
A group of scientists have issued a statement calling on Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prioritize agroecology—the science of managing agricultural lands and minimizing the impact on the environment—when funding agricultural research.
At least three separate lawsuits have been filed by state attorney generals asking federal courts to strike down the rule that is commonly referred to as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule scheduled to be implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of DamWatch, a new web-based application that provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream flow and seismic events that could pose potential threats to dam safety.
Kansas State University will offer a combustible grain dust prevention workshop teaching advanced mitigation methods on July 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Kansas City, Mo., prior to the Elevator Design Conference co-sponsored by the National Grain and Feed Association and Grain Journal. The workshop is free and will be hosted at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.