Monthly Archives: March 2012

Market Summary: Grains & Oilseeds Hit Holding Pattern Awaiting Friday’s Planting Intentions Report

Charlotte Hosts Two-Day Sustainability Conference

The two-day CropLife North America Conference wrapped up yesterday in Charlotte. Adrian Percy, VP for group development North America for Bayer CropScience US:   “The conference is called the Crop World North America, and it’s really a conference to bring

Poultry and Lumber Exports Issues of Discussion on Chinese Trade Mission

Yesterday we began our visit with Chief Ag Trade Negotiator, Isalm Siddiqui who has been leading, along with USDA Undersecretary Michael Scuse a 40-member trade delegation in China this week. Among the many issues discussed with Chinese trade leaders has

NPPC Speaks Out on COOL Appeal

The National Pork Producers Council is urging the Obama administration and Congress to resolve the debate over the U.S. Country-of-Origin-Labeling Law. The office of the U.S. trade Representative is appealing a ruling made by the World Trade Organization that COOL

National Pork Producers Council Speaks Out on COOL Appeal

The National Pork Producers Council is urging the Obama administration and Congress to resolve the debate over the U.S. Country-of-Origin-Labeling Law. The office of the U.S. trade Representative is appealing a ruling made by the World Trade Organization that COOL

Senators Want MF Bonuses Stopped

The leaders of the Senate Ag Committee, Senators Debbie Stabenow and Pat Roberts, have introduced a resolution opposing bonuses for MF Global executives. Chairwoman Stabenow says – it’s absolutely outrageous to suggest that bonuses should be paid to the same

MF Global Claims have Informal Market

Reuters reports that most former clients of MF Global have received about 72 cents for every dollar they had invested with the futures broker. MF Global filed for bankruptcy last October and investigators have been working to find up to

SC Agricultural Council to hold Spring Agricultural Tour

The South Carolina Agricultural Council is holding its Spring Agricultural Tour on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The daylong event will start with a tour of the John Deere Plant near Grovetown, GA in the morning followed by a tour of

Animal Research Minute – Could cell phone exposure be linked to ADHD?

Well, HealthDay reports that new research with mice suggests a connection between fetal exposure to cell phone radiation and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Mice exposed to cell phone radiation in the womb developed memory and attention problems, as well

NC State’s Dr. Mike Walden – Slow Job Growth in North Carolina

The good news is that the number of jobs has increased during the past two years. The bad news is the pace of job improvement in North Carolina has been especially slow. Job growth in our state has been only