A U.S. Department of Agriculture grant has helped initiate a partnership that is improving the environment, creating a market for carbon credits generated on working grasslands, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, recently purchased almost 40,000 carbon dioxide reduction tons generated on working ranch grasslands in the Prairie Pothole region of North Dakota.
The most recent economic "super-cycle," a decades-long trend of rising commodity prices, has been influenced by the surging growth of China since the turn of this century. Now, as China begins its shift from an export-led growth model to a model based on internal investment and consumption, the super-cycle has slowed.
After a months-long stalemate, the United States and India reached a deal Nov. 13 that would revive World Trade Organization negotiations and help push global customs reforms expected to add $1 trillion and 21 million jobs to the world economy, according to figures from the International Chamber of Commerce.
Experts suggest one inch per week of water or saturation to the depth of 12 to 18 inches, along with using Brookside Agra's all-natural water conservation agent H2OExcel as a tool to reduce soil surface tension and allow hardened soils to absorb water and nutrients 3-5 times faster.
Export news boosted corn and beans Thursday morning. The corn market built upon modest overnight gains this morning after the weekly USDA Export Sales report stated the corn total well above expectations.
At first glance, positive production margins combined with a record-large corn harvest suggest that ethanol output levels look set to pick up once again this year. But complicating that outlook this year is the fact that ethanol prices have recently climbed to a rare premium to gasoline, threatening to curb demand from wholesale fuel refiners who are used to being able to acquire ethanol at a roughly 50 cents a gallon discount to gasoline.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service has awarded funding to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand commercial export markets for American products, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced.
Ayrstone Productivity introduced the AyrMesh Bridge, a 5-mile-long, point-to-point Internet bridge that acts like a wireless Ethernet cable, allowing farmers and ranchers to easily connect distant devices to their networks.
There is a growing demand for temporary and contract workers within the agricultural sector but at the same time it is getting more difficult for employers to find skilled staff. HuizingHarvest responds to this trend by connecting employers and job seekers via its new job portal globalAGjobs.com.