Industry News | 4-8-2019

Boatloads of Water Problems

Matt Swanson cares deeply about the reliability of the U.S. waterways infrastructure because it affects his bottom line. "If there's a shutdown on the river and we're supposed to be shipping grain and we don't have our basis set, that comes straight out of our pockets," says the farmer from La Harpe, Illinois, which is 15 miles from the Mississippi River and less than 70 miles from the Illinois River.
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Illinois Farmers Likely to Stay With Equal Corn-Bean Split

Illinois farmers haven't shifted their crop acres much in the past several years. Last year, farmers in the state planted 11 million acres in corn and 10.8 million in soybeans. University of Illinois economist Gary Schnitkey expects about the same this year.
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Big Agriculture Fights Back Against Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Call to Break up Industry

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's call to break up big agriculture has stirred a debate, but industry groups are fighting back, with one group saying her "proposals seriously miss the mark."
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Are You Looking for a Late-Model Planter?

Inventories are low on dealer and auction lots, which is putting a solid price floor on 12-row and larger seeders. Inventories are low on dealer and auction lots, which is putting a solid price floor on 12-row and larger seeders. A review of future trends for late-model planters can be seen in the sampling of Case IH and Kinze planters below as well as in the Pocket Price Guide. The upshot of all these values is that supplies of late-model planters are currently thin and will continue to be thin on into the future.
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Syngenta: Accelerating Innovation in a Changing World

Syngenta announced today that it will accelerate its innovation to address the increasing challenges faced by farmers around the world and the changing views of society. "Farmers today need to manage climate change, soil erosion and biodiversity loss, as well as changing consumer expectations and views on agricultural technology," said Alexandra Brand, Chief Sustainability Officer of Syngenta.
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