January 2016


Farmers' mental health survey launched by University of Guelph researchers

Friday, January 29, 2016

A new online survey run by researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph is asking farmers to open up about their mental health. Andria Jones-Bitton, one of the researchers on the project, told CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's The Morning Edition they're hoping to get a sense... Learn More →


Perspective Morning Comments, 01/29/2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29 – Global stocks rallied overnight after Japan’s central bank moved to negative interest rates. It joins Europe in posting negative rates to stimulate economic activity. Bonds jumped along with stocks, as the world loves stimulus. Later this morning we’ll get a look at U.S. fourth-quarter... Learn More →


Morning Grain Comments, 01/29/2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Grain action was very subdued overnight, mostly holding up at yesterday’s lows, despite a U.S. dollar that has steadily rallied since last night; any lingering foreign production or export concerns have been soothed at this point, though the trade will be watching ARG forecasts closely over the... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 01/29/2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

General Market News · NZ banks to get tougher on dairy farmers after milk price forecasts fall http://goo.gl/evWNuY · Bank of Japan cuts key interest rate into negative territory http://goo.gl/ViVC4V · Argentina to increase beef exports to EU once FMD-linked ban is lifted later this year... Learn More →


Corn Report, 01/29/2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Corn finally had a little action but it was to on the downside as we broke through the 50/10 MA trends and saw most of the trade stay between $3.66/$3.67. The funds came in and pressured this with selling an estimated 7,000 contracts pushing the total short position to -167K contracts. Same story... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/29/2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Cattle futures turned in a relatively quiet, two-sided session yesterday, officially settling mostly lower, but rallying back toward unchanged by the end of the afternoon hours. We still haven’t seen any real cash cattle trade yet this week and continue to monitor what could be a significant winter... Learn More →


FAO's role in urban agriculture

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) can be defined as the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities. Urban and peri-urban agriculture provides food products from different types of crops (grains, root crops, vegetables, mushrooms, fruits), animals (poultry, rabbits,... Learn More →


The Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Animal genetic resource diversity underpins the supply livestock products and services across a wide range of production environments. It promotes resilience and serves as a basis for adapting livestock management to changing conditions. It is vital to the livelihoods of many of the world’s poor... Learn More →


Dicamba resistance in pigweed selected in research greenhouse, not in the field

Thursday, January 28, 2016

NEWPORT, Ark. – University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture researchers have selected for dicamba-resistant pigweed, documenting how genetic resistance develops and how the industry must work to protect the few remaining weed-fighting options. Bob Scott, an extension weed scientist,... Learn More →


Perspective: Morning Commentary, 01/28/2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

January 28 – The U.S. Federal Reserve acknowledged the late-2015 economic slowdown in its policy statement released Wednesday afternoon, sounding a more dovish tone. It left the door open for a rate hike at its March meeting, but the markets clearly sensed that policy makers had lost confidence in... Learn More →