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How satellites and insurance are securing livestock in East Africa

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 21, 2016 @ 3:42pm

In many parts of East Africa livestock provide the livelihoods for many herders and pastoralists who, especially with climate change on the rise, are often faced with severe threats from droughts.

Russia Stuck With Record Wheat Stockpiles as Ruble Slows Exports

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 21, 2016 @ 3:37pm

Russia is storing a record amount of wheat because the world’s biggest exporter can’t ship out its bumper crop fast enough. The country’s stockpile increased by 22 percent from a year earlier to 33.8 million metric tons by Oct. 1, an all-time high for post-Soviet Russia, according Moscow-based consultant SovEcon. While farmers boosted production by a fifth this year, exports have remained little changed, lagging expectations.


Domar Trading Reports | Oct 21, 2016 @ 3:32pm

CHINA IS BIG HOLDER NOT BIG EXPORTER One could summarize the current focus of grain markets with three phrases: low prices, large crops, and growing inventories.

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Domar Trading Reports | Oct 21, 2016 @ 3:26pm

China, the world’s second-largest corn consumer, suspended its weekly state corn sales to encourage companies to buy grain from the crop currently being harvested, according to the National Grain Trade Center.

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Domar Trading Reports | Oct 21, 2016 @ 8:51am

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Analyst: Lock in Corn Carry, Projected to Build

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 20, 2016 @ 3:44pm

December contracts are showing 2017 corn is approaching $4 per bushel, according to Brian Basting of Advance Trading, Inc.

World Food Day: Making agriculture climate-smart in Georgia

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 20, 2016 @ 1:41pm

Georgia is making an effort to launch climate-smart policies to transform and reorientate agricultural development under the new realities of climate change. In line with the new global message from World Food Day, Georgia will join about 150 other countries to develop an agriculture strategy to secure sustainable food security in effect of climate change.

Santa Barbara Agriculture, Past and Present

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 20, 2016 @ 12:14pm

Agriculture has been one of the mainstays of Santa Barbara County for centuries. It has adapted and changed as the economy and culture of the county have evolved. We are now at a point where outside forces and local policy decisions are adversely impacting agriculture’s viability and future.

More Than Half of Dairy Product Startups Fail

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 20, 2016 @ 12:10pm

New research shows that food and beverage start-ups that bring on-the-go snacks or beverages with a “free-from” positioning are more likely to succeed than new dairy products. Research from New Nutrition Businessanalyzed 151 businesses founded between 2002 and 2013 in the UK, U.S. and Australia to determine what makes a healthy food start-up fail or succeed.

Market Commodities Chart: 20 – OCT

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 20, 2016 @ 9:31am

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Onida Asked to Issue Tax-free Muni Bonds for Ethanol Plant

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 19, 2016 @ 12:19pm

The South Dakota Supreme Court last month removed the final obstacle for a $150 million ethanol plant in Sully County, but Ringneck Energy is still trying to raise the needed money.The company is now asking the city of Onida to issue $15 million to $20 million in tax-free municipal bonds so construction can begin in the spring, the Capital Journal reported.

Dry Weather Allows Minnesota Farmers to Catch up on Harvest

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 19, 2016 @ 12:15pm

Minnesota farmers are making up for lost time on the fall harvest, thanks to drier weather. The Minnesota crop report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture says 5.3 days were suitable for fieldwork during the week that ended Sunday. That’s the most days suitable since the first week of August.

NY Gov. Cuomo Urged to Sign ‘Farm to Foodbank’ Bill

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 19, 2016 @ 12:06pm

A broad coalition of environmentalists, anti-hunger advocates and agriculture groups is urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation giving farmers a tax break for donating food to food banks.

Rice Farming’s High-Tech Makeover

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 19, 2016 @ 12:00pm

It’s a town that sits 45 miles southeast of Little Rock. With a population of just over 9,000, Stuttgart, Ark., ground zero for U.S. rice production. “Every farmer in the area farms some acreage of rice,” says Bryan Houghton, of Greenway Equipment, the local John Deere dealer. As harvest rolls along this fall, farmers are mudding the crop out, and yields aren’t shattering any records.

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Domar Trading Reports | Oct 19, 2016 @ 8:49am

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IT aims to play a more active and seasonal role in agriculture

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 18, 2016 @ 12:18pm

IF there’s one industry this island excels at for quality, if not quantity, it’s agriculture. Farming in Ireland touches many rural families and accounts for a large percentage of employment in many of our provincial towns.

Tough agriculture market spurs trading alliances and ventures

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 18, 2016 @ 12:13pm

Big traders look to join forces with leading producers and consumers after struggle to lift profits. Some of the world’s biggest traders of agricultural commodities are seeking new alliances and joint ventures as they battle tough market conditions brought on by the end of a decade-long boom for the industry.

Los desafíos de la agricultura en América Latina

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 18, 2016 @ 12:05pm

¿Qué factores impiden aún el despegue de la agricultura en América Latina? El acceso al agua, la falta de oportunidades de los pequeños agricultores, la competitividad en el mercado, entre otros. Varios empresarios latinoamericanos expresan su opinión. Gracias a la gentileza de la naturaleza, América Latina es una de las regiones mundiales más ricas y biodiversas del mundo. Sus inmensos y salvajes terrenos están poblados de bosques, campos agrícolas, fuentes de agua y riachuelos que dan de come

Yogurt Maker’s Non-GMO Stance Curdles Ag Groups

Domar Trading Reports | Oct 18, 2016 @ 11:58am

Dannon announced earlier this year it will be phasing out GMO ingredients from all of its products over the next three years. That’s all well and good, say six prominent farming organizations – just don’t claim doing so will improve sustainability.

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Domar Trading Reports | Oct 18, 2016 @ 9:30am

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