Tag Archives | North America

Animation Without Borders

Scientific Animations Without Borders, a project led by ADM Institute researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was featured on the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) website, highlighting their work linking technology and education to the issue of food security.  http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?fecvnodeid=129589&dom=1&groupot593=4888caa0-b3db-1461-98b9-e20e7b9c13d4&fecvid=21&v21=129589&ots591=4888caa0-b3db-1461-98b9-e20e7b9c13d4&lng=en&id=139254

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The New Economics of Food

“The New Economics of Food” outlines the importance of markets, trade, and private investment to food security and PHL reduction, highlighting the roles of the ADM Institute, Bill Gates Foundation, and the Global Harvest Initiative. http://savethefloor.com/savethefloor/the-new-economics-of-food/

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Updated Texas Agricultural Drought Losses Total $7.62 Billion

The recent Texas drought was the most expensive in history, with losses valued at $7.62 billion. Corn losses nearly doubled at $736 million, wheat lost $314 million, and sorghum nearly lost six times as much as usual at $385 million. Since August 2011, the USDA decreased the amount of Texas wheat acres for harvest by […]

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Producers Invest Profits in Bins, Other Large Items

The U.S. grain bin business has been promoted through “monster harvests, strong crop prices, and favorable tax policy.” Farmers are investing more into giant grain bins, machinery, and buildings. As farmers make additional money, they spend it on infrastructure that helps them to diminish the waiting time at grain elevators and also enables them to store quickly […]

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U.S. Cash Grains-Bids Steady, Slow Farmer Sales

Both the United States and Canada have experienced unsatisfying harvests due to weather and transportation issues, and have, as a result, one of the smallest and lowest-grade crops on record. In the US, warmer weather limited access to on-farm storage bins and slowed down crop delivery. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/22/markets-grain-cash-idAFL2E8DM4UD20120222

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Growing Opportunities: Research Collaboration with Australian Plant Biosecurity Center Set to Secure Food Supplies, Increase Academic Exchanges

Kansas State University is partnering with the Australian Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre to “study emerging plant diseases and insect pests that threaten American and Australian agricultural systems and develop new strategies and technologies to defend against them.” Grain storage solutions will also be a focus for the collaboration’s research. http://www.k-state.edu/today/announcement.php?id=2390&category=news&referredBy=todayRSSFeed  

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CWB Books $6B in Revenues for 2010-11

Both the United States and Canada have experienced unsatisfying harvests due to weather and transportation issues, and have, as a result, one of the smallest and lowest-grade crops on record. In the US, warmer weather limited access to on-farm storage bins and slowed down crop delivery. http://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/news/cwb-books-6b-in-revenues-for-2010-11/1000922585/

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Record Wheat Stocks Offset South American Drought

Despite the severe drought in South America, world wheat stocks have grown to record amounts this year, corn stocks are larger than expected, and India will also have a record rice crop. Brazil and Argentina both have lowered soybean harvest forecasts, both 2 million tonnes lower than the January estimate, thus bolstering US sales. http://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/news/record-wheat-stocks-offset-south-american-drought/1000894325/

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Managing Deoxynivalenol (DON) Contamination in Fusarium Head Blight Affected Wheat

This article provides on overview of the different results of two papers dealing with wheat contamination, as well as their suggested solutions and practices. Two papers addressing deoxynivalenol contamination in Fusarium head blight affected wheat were covered, the report from Ohio having been recently published and the other from Japan (PDF) published in 2010. blog.plantwise.org/2011/12/05/managing-deoxynivalenol-don-contamination-in-fusarium-head-blight-affected-wheat/ […]

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Farmers Still Struggling With Low Harvests Post-Hurricane Irene

The effects of Hurricane Irene continue to add to the postharvest loss of crops in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded by creating the Agriculture and Community Recovery Fund, which consists of $15 million. Current losses are estimated to be at about $45 million. http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2011/11/farmers_still_s.php

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