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FAPRI study shows lower prices for corn and soybeans

FAPRI study shows lower prices for corn and soybeans

September 18, 2014 |

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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FAPRI sees $4 corn and $10 soybeans but little increased ethanol demand

FAPRI sees $4 corn and $10 soybeans but little increased ethanol demand

March 19, 2014 |

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 […]

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Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist E3 soybeans successfully complete FDA consultation

Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist E3 soybeans successfully complete FDA consultation

December 23, 2013 |

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 […]

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Missouri project to heighten oleic acid content in soybeans

Missouri project to heighten oleic acid content in soybeans

November 18, 2013 |

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 […]

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Soybeans used with molybdenum to create catalyst for hydrogen production

Soybeans used with molybdenum to create catalyst for hydrogen production

April 29, 2013 |

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 […]

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Dow Jones releases year-end index results, soybeans are a winner

Dow Jones releases year-end index results, soybeans are a winner

January 7, 2013 |

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.

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NexSteppe takes biomass sorghum to commercial-scale in Brazil

NexSteppe takes biomass sorghum to commercial-scale in Brazil

April 15, 2015 |

Next-gen feedstock developer records 1000% year-on-year growth for its Palo Alto Biomass Sorghum hybrids in Brazil. Sustainable, available, reliable and affordable? Yes, as the Digest discovers. In California, NexSteppe announced that it sold more than 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) of its Palo Alto biomass sorghums in Brazil this past growing season, compared to just over […]

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Minnesota, the Green Giant: Going all out on agrastructure and the advanced bioeconomy

Minnesota, the Green Giant: Going all out on agrastructure and the advanced bioeconomy

April 9, 2015 |

In “The Iowa Renaissance” we looked at the rise in Iowa’s fortune through development of bioenergy and its sustainable agricultural base. Today, we look at how Minnesota, too, has been experiencing success via its bioeconomy, and how and why. The traditional view of “Minnesota”? A giant metropolis in the Twin Cities, replete with giant ag-focused corporations like […]

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The Wealth Effect, and farm impact on the US economy

The Wealth Effect, and farm impact on the US economy

April 6, 2015 |

Though representing just 1.3% of the US GDP, if the farm sector has a major impact on US economic health, it may tie back to what economists call “the wealth effect”. In today’s Digest, we look at “the wealth effect” and why political uncertainty over the Renewable Fuel Standard might lead to economic uncertainty, and impact on the […]

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad: The Digest interview

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad: The Digest interview

April 6, 2015 |

As part of the Digest’s deeper dive into the origins of Iowa’s economic Renaissance, we sat down in Ankeny, Iowa last week for a conversation with long-time Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. A native of Leland, Governor Terry Branstad was elected to the Iowa House in 1972, ’74 and ’76, and elected as Iowa’s lieutenant governor in […]

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