Potash Ridge Corporation announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Watco Companies LLC for activities related to the Build-Own-Operate of a loading facility and short-line rail road to service the Blawn Mountain Project.
S&W Seed Company announced the company has entered into agreements to sell 759 acres of farmland in Calipatria, Calif., as well as 30 acres of farmland in Five Points, Calif., for $7.3 million combined.
To help U.S. corn growers and consultants tackle growing insect resistance to Bt corn, university researchers have developed an online seminar series titled "Corn Rootworm Management in the Transgenic Era."
AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced its AGCO Parts Books to Go mobile application program has significantly expanded AGCO's parts mobile app functionality.
Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, plans to open its first plant in Russia in coming years, stepping up its activities in the world's fourth largest grain producer as it seeks to counter the effects of a plunging rouble.
Cropland prices in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming declined some in the final six months of 2014, while demand for pastureland remained strong. The latest benchmark farm values and sales data tracked by Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) continue to point to a "soft landing" for farmland after years of price increases.
By Bradley L. Zwilling, Brandy M. Krapf and Dwight D. Raab, University of Illinois
The idea that larger farms have a more efficient cost structure was explored in the July 18, 2014 article. That earlier article looked at some of the variable costs (crop costs and power & equipment costs) that seem to be attention getting when considering economies of scale in farming.