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  • Mick Humphries Australia, New South Wales, Moree

    Job Title: Farmer
    About: I'm a third generation farmer from the Moree area, Australia. Irrigated cotton is my main crop, however I also grow some wheat,barley,chick peas and sorghum as well.
    Interests: Cotton, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Casey Shaw Australia, Western Australia, Perenjori

    Interests: Wheat, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Agribusiness, Sheep

    Scotty Edwards Australia, New South Wales, Macksville

    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Poultry,

    Roderick Rush Australia, Queensland, Highfields

    Interests: Cotton, Peanuts, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops, Irrigation

    Airlie Trescowthick Australia, New South Wales, Dolans Bay

    Interests: Cotton, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops

    Dan Wan Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

    Interests: Wheat

    Chloe Sasson Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

    Interests: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Eli Ahmad Australia, Victoria, Melbourne

    Interests: Corn, Wheat, Dairy, Organic

  • Mick Humphries Australia, New South Wales, Moree

    Job Title: Farmer
    About: I'm a third generation farmer from the Moree area, Australia. Irrigated cotton is my main crop, however I also grow some wheat,barley,chick peas and sorghum as well.
    Interests: Cotton, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Casey Shaw Australia, Western Australia, Perenjori

    Interests: Wheat, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Agribusiness, Sheep

    Scotty Edwards Australia, New South Wales, Macksville

    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Poultry,

    Roderick Rush Australia, Queensland, Highfields

    Interests: Cotton, Peanuts, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops, Irrigation

    Airlie Trescowthick Australia, New South Wales, Dolans Bay

    Interests: Cotton, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops

    Dan Wan Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

    Interests: Wheat

    Chloe Sasson Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

    Interests: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Eli Ahmad Australia, Victoria, Melbourne

    Interests: Corn, Wheat, Dairy, Organic

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  • A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 3 weeks ago

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today. At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry. It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past... Satellite technology provides a broader view of agricultureTo assess the current state of affairs across the globe, I solicited the expert advice from one of the preeminent farmers in the United States, Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm, and John Fargher, co-founder and COO of Australia-based cutting-edge farm management software, AgriWebb... Human application of herbicide is less preciseJohn, whose family operates a 400,000 acre sheep and cattle station in Northern South Australia, has seen an evolution of applied technology and farm employee labor...

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 8 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant... A study at the University of Adelaide in Australia was conducted to quantify the contribution of AMF to phosphorus uptake in wheat. The researchers used phosphorus 32, a radioactive isotope of phosphorus, and grew the wheat in compartmented pots with highly calcareous and phosphorus-fixing soil from a major cereal-growing area in South Australia...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    The rampant deforestation of the Amazon began in the 1970s when the government of Brazil determined they needed to build over 9,000 miles of roads help integrate the rainforest with the populated bordering areas. As the deeper parts of the rainforest became accessible, development of these lands became possible, and once begun, continued at an alarming rate. Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy. In the beginning, no one was aware of the disastrous environmental consequences of destroying the forest often described as “the lungs of the Earth... However, with the limited governmental ability to oversee the development of an enormous dense forest just slightly smaller than the continent of Australia, it wasn’t a surprise to anyone when eager farmers and cattlemen started to illegally clear additional land...

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter July 13, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 11 months ago

    This Week In Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: July 13, 2018· At this point we seem to be seeing ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’ when it comes to trade as selling this market since Memorial Day has been a winner. Additional tariff announcements, ideas of further trade war escalation, forecasts for cooler temps and a USDA supply and demand report pressured the market across the board. For the week we saw corn down 20, wheat down 17 while November soys were 60 lower. · While the market started the weak lower on ideas that long term weather forecasts were indicating a pattern shift towards cooler, wetter conditions the Tuesday night announcement from the Trump administration of an additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods accelerated the market’s move lower... That combined with continued reductions to European, Black Sea and Australian wheat is something that cannot be ignored...

    GroAloe is not just for Organic Farming

    By Christopher Keen

    Published 1 years, 1 month ago

    GroAloe is 100% organic but that does not mean that it is just for organic farmers. It is currently being used in Indonesia and Malaysia on commercial farms. We have just entered the Australian market, one of the worlds largest organic producers. What is a Texas Company doing in that part of the world you ask? Well in part by invitation. GroAloe has been Tested extensively in Indonesia by the Rice Institute IRRI, and we have done side by side trial with the big guns...

    Categories: Organic, Rice

    Best way to control powdery mildew on grape plant

    By Darren Chan

    Published 8 months ago

    If you grow grapes,you may reaching to see a white powdery substance on the grape leaves. It’s the grape powdery mildew. Especally in main grapevine growing area such as Americas,Europe and Australia. The disease seems as a whitish-gray powdery coating on the leaves or fruit caused by plant mycelium and conidia on the surface of the plant. On leaves, initial symptoms seem as chlorotic spots on the leaf surface that presently become whitish lesions...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Canola, Organic

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter December 7, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 7 months ago

    This Week in Agriculture:The Trade Truce Edition: December 7, 2018· The much anticipated meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi did not fail to produce excitement upon its conclusion. Newswires lit up late Saturday and into Sunday with emerging details, the most important of which was the initial agreement to give a 90 day negotiation period, during which no additional tariffs would take place. This includes a freeze on the expected increase in tariffs on 200 billion worth of goods from 10% currently in place to 25% slated for January 1st. · Monday morning brought a lot of discussion and statements from both parties responsible for negotiating showing 2 very different tones... · It is interesting to note that the company in question has been banned in the US and Australia with a consumer warning issued in the UK as many believe they’re responsible for or at the very least capable of spying, facilitating identity theft and compromising private information...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter December 14, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 6 months ago

    · A week full of rumors, confirmation and headlines gave everyone a lot to talk about, but surprisingly left the markets somewhat directionless. · The week started with Reuters reporting China was looking to purchase 5-8 mmt of soybeans and that sales were just days away. President Trump agreed in an interview Tuesday saying China was in the market buying large amounts. Excitement continued to build into Wednesday as additional news reports indicated $180 million worth of sales had been finalized, with subsequent reports indicating even more buying throughout the day... Argentina is too wet in some areas, while Australia has been struggling with drought only to have heave rains come into play as wheat harvest begins...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Ag Health and Safety Alliance

    By David Sullivan Ag Safety

    Published 2 months ago

    We are an international nonprofit organization, registered in the US and Canada, that focuses on health and safety for the next generation of agriculture We collect this data via a survey completed by students. With our international standardized survey we can now compare students from US, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Sweden. Doing our part to help protect the most noble industry on this planet. ...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Best way to control powdery mildew on grape plant 1

    By Darren Chan

    Published 8 months ago

    If you grow grapes,you may reaching to see a white powdery substance on the grape leaves. It’s the grape powdery mildew. Especally in main grapevine growing area such as Americas,Europe and Australia. The disease seems as a whitish-gray powdery coating on the leaves or fruit caused by plant mycelium and conidia on the surface of the plant. On leaves, initial symptoms seem as chlorotic spots on the leaf surface that presently become whitish lesions...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Canola, Organic

  • Posted By Maria Dampman
    1 years, 3 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-brazilian-big-agriculture-is-destroying-the-brazilian-amazon

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    1 years, 3 weeks ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/a-new-era-of-farm-employees-farm-technicians-vs-farm-hands-
    Morning Grain Update

    Wheat surge overnight driven by report that Russian Ag Minister at meeting with grain exporters to discuss “curbing grain exports once 30 mmt threshold hit”. Ag Ministry (whose wheat export estimate is 35 mmt) says there is no consideration to limiting wheat exports and that the meeting only discussed “operational volumes” on grain exports. Reps from regions producing meats brought up the issue of curbing grain exports. Recall Russia limited wheat exports on short supply 6 years ago. USDA says 2018/19 Russia wheat exports will be 35 mmt vs. 42 mt LY and 28 mmt prior year.

    Soy back and fills following near 28 cent SX rally yesterday. Upcoming low level US/PRC trade talks next Wed/Thur will determine if enough give on both sides to schedule higher level negotiations in coming weeks. Our DC sources believe US/PRC trade issues unlikely to be resolved quickly.

    Weather leans negative with 20-25% of dry Midwest areas shrinking to 15% by next Friday. 5 day Midwest pricp coverage 70% will benefit C, E and S growing areas. Midwest temps next week not as cool as yesterday’s forecast. E Australia still dry.

    CWG review of weather models concluded that European model (this summer) has scored greater accuracy in predicting Midwest moisture than the GFS although both have under-estimated summer rainfall across C Plains states.

    After 4 days of trade—CZ up 8 cents, SX up 35.25 cents, WU down 4.5 cents and KWU daon 12.25 cents. CFTC report out after close expected to show managed funds have added to shorts in beans, corn and oil while cutting longs in wheat and meal.

    Look for crop ratings Monday stable to lower vs. prior week’s 70% G/Ei n corn (-1% vs. prior week) and 66% in beans (-1% vs. prior week). Remember that crop ratings late summer typically decline.

    Noteworthy that wheat (including Matif) holding overnight gains despite Russian Ag Minister assurances that wheat export curbs are not being considered. Nonetheless, trade justifiably fearful that Russian Ag officials will protect domestic feed supplies if push comes to shove. Trade chatter that Russia may elect to cap wheat exports at 25 mmt vs. USDA forecast for 35 mmt and record 42 mmt last year. Suspect managed funds given Russian uncertainty and chart action will maintain longs—especially against backdrop of ongoing drought in E Australia and dry finish to Canadian growing season.

    US finishing weather looks more beneficial than harmful. Pro Farmer tour next week unlikely to affirm record corn and near record soy yield although trade well aware of their tendency to underestimate crop. Soy bulls hoping that US/PRC trade talks next week set stage for further talks while soy bears count on stalemate resuming. Outcome impossible to call but we would caution against becoming overly optimistic given recent rhetoric out of Beijing. 

    Posted By David Sullivan Ag Safety
    1 years, 3 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/atv-safety-device

    Posted By Agribusiness Global
    10 months ago

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    #Grain #Futures Comments
    -Ukraine corn crop proves slightly above USDA ideas, wheat slightly lower
    -Argentina reaches deal with EU to resume biodiesel exports
    -Export Sales numbers solid, but more than a month old
    -Western Australia expected to face dry conditions heading into planting season

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    #Grain #Futures Comments

    -US/China "truce" brings optimism back to ag markets
    -Australia lowers wheat crop estimate
    -USDA Oilseed Crushings report this afternoon
    -Brazilian soybean crop ideas ticked higher
    -US wheat lowest in Iraqi tender
    -CME ag markets open Wednesday - financial markets closed

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    #Grain Comments

    Row crop markets erode on big US yields and concern over implementation of additional US tariffs on PRC. Wheat, higher overnight on W Australia frosts, fades post biscuit (CWG says most areas 30-35 degrees while some in upper 20’s). Of greater importance is 2 week dry pattern across all of Australia. Nonetheless, in the short term, Russia still offering lowest price wheat to all bidders.

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    Additional #Grain Comments

    -Annual Chinese soybean "buying" delegation in US, but buying is absent
    -Announcement of Russia ag ministry meeting with exporters rallies wheat yesterday
    -Trade estimates for tomorrow's Canadian crop production report -Australia expects continued dry weather in the east, increasing risk in the west
    -Chinese corn auction sales impressively strong...
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    Morning #Grain Comments

    Soy rally continues on report that US/PRC on path to resolving trade battle while wheat back and fills as traders take a more measured look at reports that Russia may curb wheat exports. Corn caught between soy strength and wheat weakness as trade monitors CZ 20 DAMA at $3.78.

    Weather leans negative with better than expected weekend rains followed up by 65% 5 day Midwest precip coverage t$*@! dry regions to 15% of crop growing area. Uptick in E Australia moisture will be followed by reversion to dry pattern. 6-15 Midwest temps warming but average day time highs late Aug are declining.

    Highlights of weekly crop roundup include: o Uptick in crop ratings for IL, OH, IN and NE, stable IA and lower MN/Dakotas o Mid-Aug rains boosting soy yield more than corn o Skepticism over USDA’s optimistic Aug CN/BN yield forecasts but prospects still above last year and average o Old crop corn moving to make space for large fall harvest; farmers will hold as much new crop as possible o Some commentators believe low soy basis will trigger more harvest corn sales than soy while others believe farmers will sell soy and hold corn (more N/C soy on contract than corn). o OH reporter reports SRW seed dealers sold out—higher 2019 wheat area assured o C IL CN/BN harvest basis already 15-20 cents wider than normal: Delta soy basis wide also o Disease pressure increasing as crops near maturity but overall drag from drown out, disease & wind damage below normal except for portions of S MN/N IA/SE SD. o PNW unit train loaders in Dakotas post unusually wide soy basis---$1.30-$1.40 under o Early Delta yields highly variable –150-250 BPA corn and 45-85 BPA soy Soy rally loses steam post-biscuit as traders ponder trade-off between higher export prospects if US/PRC trade issues resolved vs. higher soy supply from yield boosting Aug rains.
     
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