In Missouri, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri says larger corn and soybean crops translate into lower projected 2014/15 prices for many grains and oilseeds. Corn prices drop to $3.50 per bushel, soybeans to $9.92 per bushel and wheat to $5.91. In all three cases, these projected prices […]
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In Missouri, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri has released its baseline briefing book for agriculture and biofuels in the US. The reports shows the likelihood of $4 corn and $10 soybeans with fewer corn acres planted and more soybeans planted. It also anticipates the RFS to remain in […]
In Iowa, Dow AgroSciences and MS Technologies announced that the USFDA has completed its consultation for Enlist E3 soybeans. The agency has no further questions based on submitted data that concluded Enlist E3 soybeans are not different in composition, safety, and other relevant parameters from soybean-derived food and feed currently on the market. This advanced […]
In Missouri, a research effort to increase the amount of oleic acid found in soybean oil is already underway after the FDA announced its conclusion that trans fats are unsafe in food at the University of Missouri. Developing high oleic acid content traits in soybeans would avoid genetically modifying the beans, and could benefit the […]
In New York, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed an effective catalyst could replace costly platinum in the production of hydrogen. The catalyst, made from renewable soybeans and abundant molybdenum metal, produces hydrogen, cost-effective manner, potentially increasing the use of this clean energy source. Assisting in the research were […]
In New York, the Dow Jones ended 2012 down 1.14%, but with the single commodity index for soybeans shooting up 23.85% in year-end returns. Soybean meal also skyrocketed 48.94%, and on the downside, natural gas ended the year down 30.70%. More on the story.
Can you make ultra-performing diesel and jet fuels from essential oils found in cannabis sativa, a/k/a marijuana? Turns out, you can. Caryophyllene is a highly fragrant molecule found in a whole bunch of plants, and is the third-highest active component in catnip. It’s found in oregano, pepper, hops, cinnamon, basil, black caraway, and in pretty good concentration in […]
In Illinois, Chromatin has achieved unprecedented yields from its newly-introduced hybrid sorghum seed product, which the company is piloting across East Africa. Trials for Chromatin’s sorghum hybrids produced 2.45MT per acre, approximately five times the typical yield. Chromatin plans to distribute the seeds across East Africa to help meet the growing demands of the food, […]
The Advanced Bioeconomy is on view in Iowa. New technologies, new wealth, new jobs, falling emissions, a new energy security, bipartisanship, new hope — Communities of Progress are building. But will the presidential candidates see it? This week a report in Yahoo News suggested that Jeb Bush has been “critical of an energy policy that […]
In Mississippi, Ergon BioFuels announced that it has entered into a comprehensive services arrangement with Gavilon to originate and market grain at the company’s Vicksburg, Miss. facility. Under the terms of the agreement, Gavilon will operate the 3.2-million-bushel warehouse at the Ergon BioFuels facility and begin buying corn, soybeans, milo and soft red wheat from […]