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  • Casey Shaw Australia, Western Australia, Perenjori

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

    Agribusiness Global Australia, Western Australia, Cottesloe

    Business Title: Agribusiness Global Alliance
    Job Title: President
    About: Main site at www.iagribusiness.com. We are the world's 1st 100% online industry advancement group for the world's largest industry: Agribusiness, we grow you Other sites listed at www.about.me/Agribusiness
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, All Others

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 5 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 12 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... 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... As more Eastern cultures adopt a Western diet, the need for beef products has increased exponentially... With the traditional cures of visits to shamans no longer a possibility for help and an almost complete lack of western psychiatric services, it’s no wonder these children are seeking what they believe will be the only way out of their despair...

    Understanding Agrilend and the MERCOSUR

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 9 months ago

    South America is a continent located in the western hemisphere, mostly in the southern hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the northern hemisphere... Most of the population lives near the continent's western or eastern coasts while the interior and the far south are sparsely populated. The geography of western South America is dominated by the Andes mountains; in contrast, the eastern part contains both highland regions and large lowlands where rivers such as the Amazon, Orinoco, and Paraná flow... Given a long history of colonialism, the overwhelming majority of South Americans speak Portuguese or Spanish, and societies and states reflect Western traditions... It is important for International Agriculture to be financed all forces combine, MERCOSUR is now creating alliance with United Arab Emirates as well as Asia and Europe and Australia and even adopting Sharia-Compliant Finance Principles to finance partnerships world wide...

    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

    Roderick Rush Australia, Queensland, Highfields

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

  • Casey Shaw Australia, Western Australia, Perenjori

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

    Agribusiness Global Australia, Western Australia, Cottesloe

    Business Title: Agribusiness Global Alliance
    Job Title: President
    About: Main site at www.iagribusiness.com. We are the world's 1st 100% online industry advancement group for the world's largest industry: Agribusiness, we grow you Other sites listed at www.about.me/Agribusiness
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, All Others

    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

    Roderick Rush Australia, Queensland, Highfields

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

    Hilmy Hassen Sri Lanka, North Western Province, Nattandiya Town

    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness, Mango

    Tuulia Kiilavuori Finland, Western Finland, Saynatsalo

    Interests: Wheat, Organic

  • Cover Crops Canada

    Public
    Cover cropping in Western Canada
    Interest: Cover Crops

  • What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 5 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 12 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... 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... As more Eastern cultures adopt a Western diet, the need for beef products has increased exponentially... With the traditional cures of visits to shamans no longer a possibility for help and an almost complete lack of western psychiatric services, it’s no wonder these children are seeking what they believe will be the only way out of their despair...

    Understanding Agrilend and the MERCOSUR

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 9 months ago

    South America is a continent located in the western hemisphere, mostly in the southern hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the northern hemisphere... Most of the population lives near the continent's western or eastern coasts while the interior and the far south are sparsely populated. The geography of western South America is dominated by the Andes mountains; in contrast, the eastern part contains both highland regions and large lowlands where rivers such as the Amazon, Orinoco, and Paraná flow... Given a long history of colonialism, the overwhelming majority of South Americans speak Portuguese or Spanish, and societies and states reflect Western traditions... It is important for International Agriculture to be financed all forces combine, MERCOSUR is now creating alliance with United Arab Emirates as well as Asia and Europe and Australia and even adopting Sharia-Compliant Finance Principles to finance partnerships world wide...

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

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 10 months 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...

    7 Ways to Measure Soil Health Improvements

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 2 weeks ago

    While there are numerous reasons for using cover crops, a primary one is improving soil health. In fact, it’s the one benefit most farmers using cover crops have experienced: In the most recent Cover Crop Survey Annual Report, of those who rated the statement, “Using cover crops has improved soil health on my farm,” 86% agreed or strongly agreed. The report notes that it’s interesting and heartening that “soil health reflects an embrace of a long-term, hard-to-quantify benefit of cover crops, and that for the past two surveys, it has achieved the top spot by garnering 86% of the responses. ”While soil health may be harder to quantify than benefits like biomass production or input savings, there are ways of measuring how cover crops are making a difference in your soil... “They’ll start seeing a marked increase in that nice crumbly feel in their soil,” she explains, noting that this can occur as soon as the first season after using cover crops for growers in more humid regions, like the Corn Belt, while it may take a little longer for southern and western regions where conditions are drier and the some of the soils are more degraded...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter February 22, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 4 weeks ago

    · Continued Chinese negotiations and getting settled back into the routine of receiving regular USDA information were the highlights of this week’s trade. · The markets were closed Monday for President’s Day, but came back Tuesday to a very rough start. Ideas that perhaps US/Chinese negotiations weren’t going quite as well as perceived at the end of last week were only compounded by rumors African Swine Fever had been discovered in Canada. While the rumor of ASF being found in North America seems to have come from a trader misreading an article talking about what *would* happen if the disease were found, the market reaction was very real, moving sharply to the downside, breaking key support levels on its way... With over 2 feet of snow sitting in many parts of the Western Corn Belt and more on the way it is becoming clearer by the day that an early spring is not in the cards...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter July 13, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 8 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...

    Health Insurance - Options for one of America's most dangerous occupations

    By John Moody

    Published 11 months ago

    Farming is a risky business. But this article isn’t about the financial side of things. Instead, it is a physically risky business. Farming ranks in the top ten most dangerous occupations in the United States. Unfortunately, research shows that farming has trended towards greater danger over the past five or so year as well...

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 7 months ago

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court. Thomas Benton was being sued for “erecting a hogstye so near the house of the plaintiff that the air thereof was corrupted. ” In common language, the pigs stank, making it impossible for Aldred to enjoy his home which, in his words, had become “unbearable to live in. ” The courts sided with Aldred, saying the odor was “depriving him of his dignity” and therefore, a violation of his rights... In addition, the middle class is a fast growing demographic that has adopted a more Western-style diet...

    Categories: Hogs

    A Tale of Two Dairies - Part Two

    By John Moody

    Published 8 months ago

    This is part two in my series exploring the stories of various farmers around the country of all kinds, shapes, and sizes. You can catch part one here, A Tale of Two Dairies - Sweet Grass Dairy There is a stretch of interstate that runs crooked across the center of the US Midwest, connecting the rust belt region of northeast Ohio to the lands just beyond the Appalachia in central Kentucky. I-71. It is a road I know well, having traversed it as... Its bones were 150 acres of rolling pastures on the far north western edge of the Appalachian foothills that stretch towards central Ohio...

  • #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

    Ukraine’s official ag statistics agency reported...To Continue reading, click link below...
    http://ccstrade.com/blog  

    Posted By Canola Growers
    6 months ago

    https://www.graincentral.com/cropping/canola-pest-alert-in-wa/
    #Grain Comments

    -Western Australia eyeing near record wheat crop as east suffers
    -Trade estimates for next week's USDA reports
    -Drier weather on tap after expected heavy weekend rains

    It was another mostly uneventful session overnight with corn, wheat and soybeans all a bit...To Continue reading, click link below...
    http://ccstrade.com/blog  

    Posted By Wheat Producers
    9 months ago

    https://www.graincentral.com/cropping/genetic-resistance-to-wheat-fungal-disease-breakthrough/

    Posted By The Peanut Patch
    3 years, 10 months ago


    http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/41307/20160603/non-allergenic-super-peanuts-making.htm

    Posted By Technology
    7 months ago

    https://www.precisionag.com/systems-management/data/are-you-ready-for-this-years-digital-harvest/

    Posted By Maria Dampman
    12 months ago

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

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    10 months 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
    12 months ago

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