August 31, 2011

Checkoff dollars aims to increase soybean yield

For the last 20 years, US soybean farmers have invested millions of checkoff dollars in research. The research is aimed at protecting and improving soybean yields. The advances made by the research has allowed US soybean farmers to grow 3.3 billion bushel crops last year. The checkoff research program is helping to fun genome research in soybean. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers
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Ottevanger Group acquires Inteqnion Solar BV

Ottevanger has been involved in building mills since 1909, at the time using wind power was seen as renewable energy, but this year Ottevanger group acquired Inteqnion Solar BV. This means that Ottevanger can combined the building of new mills that will be solar powered almost 100 years later changing wind for solar power, this also give the customer a choice of making feed production even more sustainable. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers

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Fiaap, Victam and Grapas Asia will be starting during February 2012

Fiaap, Victam and Grapas Asia will be held in Bangkok at the BITEC the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre. The new center is easier to get to with better access from central Bangkok via BTS Sky Train Sukhumvit Line which is connected directly to the center. Journey time from downtown Bangkok to the BITECH is only 20 minutes its cheap and air conditioned. Read more ...

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Canadian suspends two drugs after small amounts of arsenic is found

The Sale of two drugs that have been used on chickens for decades has been suspended by Health Canada, after small amounts of inorganic arsenic showed up in some chickens. Health Canada says there is no danger to the public, but they warned that action is needed to protect the public. The Drug known as roxarsone, (3-Nitro-20 and Super Nitro-12) has been used for years to combat parasites in chickens. Read more ...

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New feed additive company formed

Palion in the Netherlands and German company Bewital have combined to form a new feed additive company and are calling the new joint venture Palital Feed Additives. The goal of the two companies combining is to create and supply unique additives for the animal feed industry. Palital is actively seeking participation with the feed industry whereby they are assessing their specific needs and demands. Read more ...

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Product Showcase: UWT (UK) Ltd. Nivobob 4000

Nivobob 4000
  • The most cost effective content measurement available.
  • Designed to withstand material properties such as conductivity, dust, di-electricity.
  • Engineered for direct mounting on pitched silo roofs.
  • Easy installation and maintenance-free operation. 
  • Simple and reliable measuring principle.
  • Suitable in hazardous locations (dust explosion). 
  • ATEX certified.
  • Multi-language software menu.



Nivobob 4000 has been developed to perform in demanding conditions. It is particularly suitable for the building, animal feed and grain industry.

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August 30, 2011

Alltech's new Asia Pacific Director

Global animal health nutrition company Alltech announced their new director of the Asia Pacific region Matthew Smith. Mr Smith has been with Alltech for 15 years, his last position before his promotion was as the general manager of Alltech New Zealand branch. “With the experience and leadership of Matthew, along with a number of other strategic changes within the region, we have full confidence that Asia Pacific will become the first billion dollar region for Alltech.” Read more ...

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Corn exporters in the US fear FTA Colombia-Canada

Corn exporters in the United States have become afraid that they will lose out in the market share of corn exports with Colombia after Canada and Colombia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The US Grains Council trade sources indicates that already Colombia buyers are placing orders with the Canadians. In 2007 the United States had a 93 percent market share, but in 2010 that market share has dropped by 20 percent. Read more ...

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Bleeding Calf Syndrome linked to Vaccine

Bleeding calf syndrome (bovine neonatal pancytopenia or BNP) first emerged in 2007 and affected new borne calf's causing low blood cell count, and destroying the bone marrow. Prof Till Rümenapf from Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen commented that, "Alloantibodies (antibodies generated by one individual of a species against another of the same species) are produced by the mother if she has different MHC I than the bovine cells used to grow the vaccine". Read more ...

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Healthy Intestines in piglets key to a healthy pig

Animal nutrition company Provimi have found that piglets with a healthier intestine will grow faster and healthier.“ The intestine plays an important role in fast-growing animals,” says Dr Albert van Dijk, swine manager at Provimi. “It has to digest feed and absorb nutrients as well as exclude undesirable substances such as bacteria and toxins".

“In piglets, an unhealthy intestine can leak-bacteria such as Streptococci, causing inflammation of meninges, heart and joints. Also, a build up of toxins such as clostridium bacteria can end up in the blood and cause illness.” Read more ...

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Polish agricultural minster wants EU ban of GMOs

The Polish agriculture minister is demanding a total ban on Genetically Modified Organisms throughout Europe, by asking for this total ban he would get GM crops banned to. The previous Polish government passed into the countries law a ban on GM foods and seeds. This ban was not in keeping with the line of the EU.

He is proposing to completely prohibit cultivation of GM plants but also feed and food that has been genetically modified, these comments comes days after he criticised President Bronislaw Komorowski for vetoing a bill on the registration of GM seeds. Read more ...

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August 19, 2011

Drought causes Texas an estimated $5.2 billion in crop and livestock losses

This season in Texas has not been a good one for the farming community due to the sever drought that has killed livestock and destroyed crops. A field survey from November to August this year has indicated that livestock losses are in the region of US$2.1 billion (€1.455 billion) and crop losses of US$3.1 billion (€2.148 billion) in Texas.

There will be more losses found when they harvested the crops said David Anderson, an economist with Texas A&M University's Texas AgriLife Extension Service, which released the numbers. "I think it's going to get bigger." Read more ...

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Russia's Agricultural Ministry plans to buy grain

The Agricultural Ministry in Russia is planning to stock-pile grain, the idea is that the government will buy the grain and store it, and when the farmer needs to buy it back he can for the same price he sold it for. A novel way to support the market, however farmers would have to pay for storage of the grain if they buy it back. The government will select 120 grain silo's in regions that are grain producing.  Read more ...

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Lysine production increased significantly by Global Bio-chem

Global Bio-chem Technology group has made a major breakthroughs during the early part of this year on the research and development of new lysine products mainly lysine 80 percent and lysine 75 percent. The improved production methods will greatly reduce the costs. The group will commence modification  construction work, which will increase and improve production from the current 500,000 metric tons to 800,00 metric tons. Read more ...

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Muyang opens new office and service center in Denmark

Muyang the Chinese based machinery manufacturing company has recently opened a new office and service center and a R&D center in Denmark. The expansion of Muyang into Europe with this site allows Muyang to be closer to their European customers. The R & D site is to follow in the near future and will be located somewhere in Europe depending on the what the Country can offer the Muyang Group. Read more ...

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Feed makers worried about CP dominance in Vietnam

Feed makers in Vietnam are worried with the news that CP Vietnam was sold to a Hong-Kong based company, the reason for the concern is that CP Vietnam has long be considered the company that controls the animal feed material market in Vietnam.

The news of this buy out has worried a lot of companies like feed producer and trading companies. Vissen whos general director Van Duc Muoi said he is still worried because the majority of the farm materials that serve the livestock feed production in Vietnam is being controlled by CP Vietnam. “The livestock infrastructure in Vietnam remains very weak. Especially, the animal feed market is being controlled by foreign companies, including CP Vietnam,” Muoi said. Read more ...

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August 18, 2011

Biofuels gets investment support from Obama administration

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced their support and backing of the production of next generation biofuels by giving its a financial boost with US$510 (€354.388) million. The plan in place will be that companies will bid on a biofuel project that are sponsored by the Navy, Energy and Agriculture departments and the government will match the investment. Read more ...

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Unregulated GMO's safe or not?

Everyday see the advancement of science and technology, a new genetically modified organism (GMO), a new discovery, but where GMO's are concerned, who actually regulates them. A big question is are they safe, many view GMO's as a major environmental and human health concern.

What few people realise is that federal law governing GMO's is so minimal and vague that biotechnology and chemical companies are literally declaring that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has no legal right to regulate their products, and the agency is complying. Read more ...

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Concerns grow over the food to fuel issue with GM crops

Farmers in the US are growing the first corn plants genetically modified for the purpose of getting more ethanol in petrol tanks as opposed to producing more food. Aid Organisations are warning that the GM ethanol problem could have an effect due to the situations occurring in Somalia. Also the food industry is opposed to this as its is not used in food production. Read more ...

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Biomin carries out survey on mycotoxins problem

Mycotoxins is still a problem Biomin has showed that 89 percent of samples analysed show the presence of mycotoxin. In the recently released results of Biomin mycotoxin study, between April and June 2011 Biomin on a global scale anaylsed a total of 804 samples, a total of 2,867 analyses were carried out looking for the most important mycotoxins in terms of agriculture and animal production. Read more ...

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AFIA certified Old Bridge for its Safe Feed/Safe Food program

Old Bridge Chemicals, Inc minerals supplier has received the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) certification for its Safe Feed/Safe Food program. According to Joel Bzura, Executive Vice President of OBC: “This is the latest in a series of corporate certifications, expansions and improvements designed both to increase production of existing and new products, and to add to flexibility as market demands adapt to changing conditions.” Read more ...

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August 17, 2011

Frank Adelhome joins Muyang as Sales General Manager

Frank Adelhome
 Frank Adelhome recently joined Muyang as sales general manager European branch. Adelhome has had a  long and strong practical, technical and commercial background. At 17 as a trainee he started with Danish cooperative DLG (Danish Agriculture Farm Supply). Later he continued as production manager and hereinafter as the feed mill manager of the Wadi-El-Hira feed mill, in the integrated Dairy & Poultry complex, Wadi-El-Hira in Libya. Read more ...





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Jameson feed mill get Englands largest solar panel roof

Jameson feed mill roof
WE Jameson & Son recently unveiled a 540-panel system, measuring 700 square meters at its mill in Masham, North Yorkshire, UK in a bid to save energy costs. Jameson solar panel is the largest solar panel roof system in England.


Graham Jameson  said "Our feed mill has an enormous requirement for power, so reducing our reliance on carbon-based energy is a priority for us. Having a huge area of redundant roof space seemed to be a wasted asset and once the Government brought in the FiT scheme, fitting a PV system to the roof was the logical conclusion," Read more ...

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Press Release: Meriden Philippines Inc launches new web site

Meriden Philippines has created a new website, this has come about due to the response from customers feedback about wanting to know more information on products marketed in the Philippines. Corazon P. Occidental, Managing Director of Meriden Phils Inc, says ‘We are delighted to be able to respond to our customers suggestions and provide them with a valuable source of information on the products we carry.  We now welcome our customers’ views on the new website so we can carry on improving our service to them.’





You can visit the new website here: www.meriden-phils.com
Or visit the Meriden Animal Health website: www.meriden-ah.com

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The GFMT Event Wall Planner 2012

In September 2011, Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine we will be publishing its first Event Wall Planner for 2012 - featuring all key trade shows and conferences in the feed and milling sector for 2012  the actual dimensions: 841 mm x 594 mm.

Over 10,000 copies of the planner will be produced and distributed to our subscribers throughout the world, as well as key industry specialists, and attendees of all listed shows/conferences. There are only 26 advertising spaces (90mm x 90 mm) available in total

GFMT 2012 Wall Planner
This image does not reflect the places still available

Special offer:

We are offering all companies that book their space before Wednesday 31st August, an introductory price of UK£400. The standard price thereafter will be UK£600.

Due to the limited number of spaces available, it is advisable that you make your space reservation as soon as possible.


Please contact our sales team for more information on our 2012 planner.

Sales Team (UK office)
Caroline Wearn   carolinew@gfmt.co.uk  Tel: +44 1242 267707
Lee Bastin           leeb@gfmt.co.uk           Tel: +44 1242 267707
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August 16, 2011

China reluctant to take DDGS

China is still reluctant to take DDGS grains But the US Grains Council’s recent DDGS regulatory mission holds promise for improving the situation. “With China, simply making the effort to build a relationship is valuable in and of itself,” said Mike Callahan, USGC senior director of international operations.

“This mission was an important step toward building confidence and good relations, but we also hope it may lead to some rationalisation of the regulatory process. If that happens, it would be a huge success.” Read more ...

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Malaysia will be the site for Arkema new facility

Arkema the French based chemical group is joins forces with the South Korean biotechnology group CJ Cheil Jedanghas chosen Malaysia to be the site of a new plant for the production of Methionine. This new facility will serve the entire Asian market.

The new plant is scheduled to be online in late 2013 and the initial cost of US$400 million (€277.874 million). The partners decided on Malaysia due to the good infrastructure and ports from the region of Kerteh, and also the efforts of the Malaysian government to attract foreign companies. Read more ...

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China's feed industry gathers

The Chinese feed industry is meeting in Shanghai and will be hosted by ZhengChang Machinery & Engineering Co from the 19-21 October. This is where the most influential and large enterprises of the Chinese animal husbandry and feed industry.

The host of the conference ZhengChang, one of China's largest feed manufactures is seeking to strengthen communication and liaison between the large companies the government internal investments parties to strengthen and development of the China feed industry. Read more ...

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Cargill makes a move for Provimi

Cargill made an offer for the Dutch feed based company Provimi, the offer US$2.14 billion (€1.5 billion) which has been accepted. Both Cargill and Provimi have said that their companies are complementary to each other. Cargill beat off other rivals such as New Hope Group from China and DSM as well as Nutreco.

Ton van der Laan, Provimi’s CEO, said “With Cargill's global presence and committed focus on animal nutrition, we can take Provimi to the next stage of its development. Cargill can offer many opportunities and recognises the talent within Provimi,”. Read more ...

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August 15, 2011

Review: Encyclopedia of dairy sciences - Second edition

In 2011 the second edition of the encyclopaedia was published this publication was edited by John W Fuquay, Professor emeritus of dairy science at Mississippi State University, Professor Patrick F Fox, Head of the Department of Food Chemistry at University College, Cork and Paul L H McSweeney Professor of Food Chemistry in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College, Cork, Ireland.
This edition of the encyclopaedia was published in four volumes; each volume is laid out as a series of entries in alphabetical order. Some entries are single articles well others are multiple articles laid out in a logical sequence within an entry.
The aim of this encyclopaedia is to provide a complete resource on the subject of dairy science. The key subjects relate to milk production and dairy technology and also provided is information on nutrition, public health and dairy industry economics including aspects of trade in milk and dairy products

The encyclopedia is divided in to four volumes.
Volume one: has an introduction covering the history of dairy science and technology along with the history of dairy farming, dairy products and processes, dairy chemistry and dairy bacteriology. The core subject material is laid out in alphabetical order from A to C and covers subjects as diverse as additives, analytical methods, animals that produce dairy foods. As well as beneficial bacteria, biofilm formation bull management.  
Volume two: covers D to I and deals with subject like dairy education, as well as dairy farm layout and design. It covers feed ingredients, feed prediction of energy and proteins and ration formulation. Also covered is gamete and embryo technology, genetics, hormones in milk and husbandry of dairy animals.   
Volume three: covers L to N and deals with labeling of dairy products, lactic and bacteria, lactose and oligosaccharides. Also mammals, mammary gland milk biosynthesis and secretion with milk proteins and protein products. Finally in this volume subjects covered are from nutrients, digestion and absorption to nutrition and health.   
Volume four: covers O to X and deals with subjects such as the Office of International Epizooties, packaging, and replacement management in cattle through to utilities and effluent treatment. Vitamins, water in dairy products and yeast and molds.

This publication is a complete reference source to all that is dairy production covering many subject areas in depth. As well as the science it looks at the technology of dairy farming and production. I believe this is the only source reference material anyone in the industry would need. A great book for researchers, students, and practitioners involved in all aspects of the dairy sciences as well as those involved with economic and nutritional policy.
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Schwarzer appointed R n D and innovations manager for Perstorp

Koen Schwarzer has recently been appointed to the position of R and D innovations manager for Perstorp Performance Additives. Schwarze a chemist and microbiologist by trade and has been active in research and development of innovative feed additive concepts for over 30 years. Previous functions include R&D management positions at other major feed additive companies.

The new challenge is something Schwarzer looks forward to: “Perstorp is a basic producer of several important raw materials that are used in feed additives. Managing the R&D department of a driven, innovative and focused business unit to support a continuously changing market with new concepts is very appealing”. Read more ...

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Berg +Schmidt takes over the entire fat powder of Juchem

The fat business of Juchem Gruppe has been taken over by Berg+Schmidt German feed ingredient specialists and is strengthening their position in the field of fat powder. Managing Director Andreas Reith is convinced that “this is an important step that will strengthen our core business in fat powders. The customers of our two companies complement each other extremely well. We shall go on extending our competence in this field”. Read more ...

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Short course for those in the feed industry by AFIA

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is again offering courses to the professionals in the American feed industry, ingredient and pet-food industry. Its give an opportunity  for these professional to come together and share ideas well developing skills.

The short course will be at Arlington 11 and 12, October its also allows those on the AFIA regulatory training courses to interact with government officials. Read more ...

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Grain, Soy futures steady after early surge

US grain and soybean futures finished almost unchanged on Friday after the price surge on Thursday on the smaller harvests estimates. Corn was up half a cent, at the Chicago Board of Trade corn was about US$7.14 (€4.966) a bushel. Soybean for November rose three cents to US$13.34 (€9.277) a bushel.

Traders were surprised after the deeper cuts in the output forecast  by the US Department of Agriculture. The USDA slashed its corn production forecast to 4.1 percent and its July forecast for soybean to 5.2 percent. Rains will be beneficial this coming months to the crops. Read more ...

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August 12, 2011

Corn that requires less water and yes its genetically modified

A new strain of corn has been engineered to thrive in drought conditions, the future issues with crops is based around climate change. Drought is expected to become more common in the near future, as a result of that for the last several years 3 major international agribusiness, Monsanto, Pioneer and Syngenta have been chasing the idea to engineer corn to tolerate drought conditions and thrive.

"Working on something like drought is more complex than introducing a trait like insect resistance," says plant breeder Bob Reiter, vice president of biotechnology at Monsanto, the company seeking approval for the new strain". Read more ...

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Grains and Oilseeds market report

Wheat
Rarely, if ever, have grain markets been so buffeted by macro economic factors as over the past week. Turmoil in stock markets has spread to bonds and to all commodity exchanges with alarming rapidity, and just to add to the confusion, foreign exchange markets have been driven sharply up and down by the latest data or by rumours and gossip.

Oilseeds
The market has been caught up in the general bearish economic environment with the spark for the latest price move coming from Standard and Poor’s decision to downgrade US debt last Saturday. Since Monday, the World’s stock markets have had billions slashed off their value as investors have fled for the perceived security of gold and the Swiss Franc. Read more ...

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USDA cuts forecast for corn, wheat and soy production

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecast show US farmers will harvest dramatically less grains than expected this year. This in turn will fail to ease high prices and rebuild low global supplies. The agency now forecast farmers will produce 12.914 billion bushels of corn this year, down 4.1 percent from its estimate last month. Although just below record levels, the harvest comes as booming global demand for corn has left supplies historically low. Read more ...

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Bunge Global Innovation move into algae production

Bunge Global Innovation, part of agribusiness giant Bunge signed a deal with Solazyme a company that utilises algae and turns it into fuel and chemicals. Bunge Global Innovation will build a facility in Brazil to convert sugarcane juice into and other industrial chemicals.

The new plant should be operational by 2013 and will have a capacity of 100,000 tons of triglyceride oils a year. This facility will be built on an existing Bunge Site. Read more ...

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Kistock focuses on green productions and issues

Korea International Livestock Expo, to be held in Deagu City Seoul on September 21-24, will be on the theme of "Eco Systems in livestock" the exhibition will focus on the latest clean energy and new trends in animal welfare. Top company like Muyang and Big Dutchman will be attending. Kim Dong-Jin, Kistock's project manager, said "he expects more than 700 zoned booths and more than 15,000 visitors". Read more ...

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China's clenbuterol scandal death penalty upheld

Recently in China several people were involved in the clenbuterol scandal, where the death sentence was handed out to Liu Xiang with a two year reprieve, however that was overturned and the death sentence stands. Three officials were also convicted of dereliction of duty in this scandal. They were found guilty of allowing the sale of 38,000 pigs (live) to other provinces without conducting the correct inspections for clenbuterol. Read more ...

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Pigs fed on swill banned from abattoirs in Beijing

The animal health watchdog agency in Beijing have banned more than 15,000 swill fed pigs from entering the market. This has been done to prevent pigs slaughtered in illegal slaughter houses from entering the food chain. Pig swill is gathered from many sources, such as hotels, restaurants and canteens making the feeding of pigs cheaper for the farmers.

The Animal Health Inspection Institute had witnessed that pig were eating a mixture of liquid and solid food scrapes, "The swill has not been properly disposed of on these farms. Pigs eating the waste are likely to carry dangerous diseases, such as foot-and-mouth disease," said a spokesman from the institute. Read more ...

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August 11, 2011

The long awaited USDA, wheat, durum report

The farmers and markets finally get to know what is in the United States Department of Agriculture report on wheat, durum report. The report will show how much of the spring crops actually got planted. The report will also deal with the regional issues, floods and droughts.

Durum wheat, used to make pasta, will be at its lowest acreage in North Dakota where most of it is grown USDA said in early July, projecting it to be, at harvest, 970,000 acres, down 46 percent, with yields way down, too. The northwest part of the state, the heart of the durum-growing region, also was the place worst hit by flooding and heavy rains. Read more ...

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