Tag: soybeans

USDA raises already-record soybean crop forecast

USDA raises already-record soybean crop forecast

November 20, 2016 |

In Washington, the US soybean harvest is coming to a close. Nevertheless, the USDA sprang a surprise with its latest harvest estimate. However, the price effect was fleeting. The 2016 US soybean crop was forecast higher than expected. The previous month’s forecast was raised 2.5 million tonnes to 118.8 million tonnes, outpacing the previous year’s figure by […]

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Paris quotes for rapeseed withstand soybean weakness, says UFOP

Paris quotes for rapeseed withstand soybean weakness, says UFOP

July 31, 2016 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that positive crop prospects in the US have put “massive downward pressure on soybean prices”. This has hardly had any impact on rapeseed in Paris to date. Neither are there any signs of decline in harvest. An anticipated drop in supply in the EU in 2016/17 and slow harvest progress sent […]

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Evogene announces positive results of research with Monsanto on corn and soybeans

Evogene announces positive results of research with Monsanto on corn and soybeans

February 23, 2016 |

In Israel, Evogene announced positive results from the testing of a set of the company’s discovered genes in corn and soybeans conducted this past season by its key collaborator, Monsanto. These are the first results for genes discovered and tested pursuant to a ‘Trait-First’ methodology implemented in the frame of the parties’ on-going, multi-year collaboration […]

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Euro soybean prices are tumbling, says UFOP

Euro soybean prices are tumbling, says UFOP

November 29, 2015 |

In Germany, UFOP advises The Digest that prices of soybean meal have dwindled considerably, noting that “nearby material is currently down almost one fifth from the July 2015 figure. Downward pressure on prices came, first and foremost, from weak US reference prices for soybean meal and sluggish demand.” UFOP adds that Chicago prices for soybean […]

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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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Record-High corn, soybean acreage tipped for 2013

Record-High corn, soybean acreage tipped for 2013

April 1, 2013 |

Determined to make up for a crop that was adversely affected by historic drought last year, U.S. farmers intend to plant a record-high combined 174.4 million acres of corn and soybeans in 2013, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. If realized, corn will represent the highest planted […]

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“Doing More with Less: Biofuels and Rural Economic Development.”

“Doing More with Less: Biofuels and Rural Economic Development.”

February 6, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: AgNews: Soybeans could be next chapter of biofuels boom CAProgress: Doing More with Less: Biofuels and Rural Economic Development BreenSkoopr: BioFuels Development International Plans To Begin Bioiesel Production In Q3 Of 2013 sandervBennekom: #devco study on biofuels reveals that Italian companies completely dominate biofuel industry inm Senegal. Why?

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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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Sludge equals millions for Kansas City thanks to biofuels

Sludge equals millions for Kansas City thanks to biofuels

December 31, 2012 |

In Missouri, Kansas City government generated $2 million over the past few years thanks to its innovative handling of sludge. The city uses sludge as fertilizer to grow corn and soybeans on city-owned farmland, which are then sold to produce biofuels. The program has allowed the city to not only generate revenue, but reduce its […]

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Missouri biofuel research field opens with $200,000 grant

Missouri biofuel research field opens with $200,000 grant

July 22, 2012 |

In Missouri, a $200,000 grant has opened up a new biofuel research field in Southeastern Missouri designed to test soybeans and sweet sorghum. The grant, coming foam the Delta Regional Authority, the Missouri Research Corp., and the Missouri Department of Agriculture, is sponsoring Southeast Missouri State University as it pioneers the 10-acre test plot to […]

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