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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]