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All of the gains farmers have made in no-till are likely in jeopardy if their access to glyphosate is eliminated.

A new attack on glyphosate

Earlier this fall, some food companies were calling for a ban on glyphosate

Already by October 1, 2018, over 200 products sold under 17 different brand names were displaying the Glyphosate Residue Free symbol on their packaging. And another 50 brands representing hundreds more products are in the process of securing Glyphosate Residue Free certification. Farmers can expect increasing backlash over their use of glyphosate because of this […] Read more



USDA sees more U.S. corn, fewer soybean acres over next decade

CNS Canada – Farmers in the United States are expected to increase their corn seedings over the next decade while reducing soybean area, according to early baseline projections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture released Nov. 2. The complete USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report will be released in February. The projections are based on […] Read more



Hog industry worldwide getting slaughtered in trade war

Beijing/Chicago/Carambei | Reuters – Ken Maschhoff, chairman of the largest U.S. family-owned pork producer, has watched profits fall as trade tensions rise between the United States and China. His company, The Machhoffs, has halted U.S. projects worth up to $30 million and may move some operations overseas. Investing in domestic operations now would be “ludicrous” […] Read more




U.S. grains: Soybeans down as exports disappoint, weather improves

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell more than two per cent on Thursday, with the benchmark November contract recording its largest single-day decline since August, on disappointing weekly export sales and improving U.S. harvest weather, analysts said. Corn and wheat followed the weak tone. Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans futures settled down […] Read more