Thursday, January 28, 2016


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 →


Wheat Report, 01/28/2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The wheat market lost momentum yesterday, ending the recent rally as Russian news of possible removal of the export tax weighed heavily on the market. Overnight trade was about a penny weaker in KC and Chicago, with weather concerns generally light for the U.S. and global crop and a lack of... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/28/2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Live cattle futures staged another impressive rally yesterday, with the nearby Feb16 contract reaching just short of the daily $3.00 limit, before finishing $2.70 higher, amid forecasts for another winter storm for the major cattle areas of eastern CO, southern NE, western and northern KS, and much... Learn More →


Morning Grain Comments, 01/28/2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Recent move highs for corn and beans and the “breakout” for Chicago wheat have all proven to be failures this week; what was a constant source of bullish news for the markets overall (soybeans in particular), in Chinese import data, is no longer, as they continue to find substitutes for U.S. export... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 01/28/2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

General Market News · Standard Chartered sees Brent at $70-$75 by year end · Fed signals diminished appetite for rate hikes but leaves them on the table · Eurozone confidence indicators cooled on market turmoil · U.K. GDP up 0.5% · Japan’s economy minister resigns on accusations he took bribes ... Learn More →