The National Association of Wheat Growers and other agricultural groups have been hitting Capitol Hill urging senators to offer their formal support for that chamber’s consideration of H.R. 872 before year’s end.
Honeywell signed an agreement with the J.R. Simplot Company to build a facility that will produce Honeywell’s Sulf-N 26, a highly-effective fertilizer with all the agronomic benefits of traditional nitrate-based fertilizers, but with significantly lower explosive potential. Full story
Context releases sustainability study results
The Context Network has released a multi-client syndicated study to provide a strategic analysis of the global sustainability movement and how it is already transforming agriculture and will continue to do so over the next 20 years. Full story
FCC forces AT&T/T-Mobile merger to a halt
The recent FCC application withdrawal for the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger will significantly delay the build-out of rural broadband, the National Grange said Friday, and further put rural Americans behind their urban and suburban counterparts. Full story
Machinery investment is increasing
As farmland values have increased, investments in farm machinery and equipment have also increased recently, according to research from Paul Ellinger, University of Illinois. Full story
World grain production down, but recovering
World grain production fell, exacerbating a global food situation already plagued by rising prices, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. Full story
AgriCharts launches new mobile app
AgriCharts, the agricultural division of Barchart.com Inc., which provides market data, agribusiness website hosting and technology solutions to the agricultural industry, announced the release of a new AgriCharts mobile application. Full story
By Doane Economist
The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) map, valid through Feb. 29, shows drought to “persist or intensify” over all of Texas, Oklahoma, nearly all of New Mexico, the southern half of Kansas and southeast Colorado. That’s pretty much the entire hard red winter wheat region. As for soft red winter wheat, CPC sees “persistent or intensified” drought through February for southwest Arkansas, all of Louisiana and nearly all the southwest areas of Georgia and the Carolinas.