Industry News | 11-26-2018

The Climate Corporation Forms Crop Insurance Platform Agreement With Farmers Mutual Hail

The Climate Corporation Forms Crop Insurance Platform Agreement With Farmers Mutual HailThe Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Bayer, has formed a crop insurance platform agreement with Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH). Company officials say this will enable farmers to connect their field data to FMH for delivery of crop insurance reporting.
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FDA Says Romaine Lettuce Recall Likely California-Based

The FDA has linked the romaine lettuce recall to the West Coast. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced it is likely California-based. Still, the CDC has warned to not eat romaine lettuce, as it may be contaminated with E. coli.
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Study: Fumonisin Not Detrimental to Beef Cattle Diets

Increasing levels of dietary fumonisin do not adversely affect feedlot cattle performance, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Amarillo. After a tumultuous 2017 corn season resulting in grain price discounts due to fumonisin, Dr. Jenny Jennings, AgriLife Research beef nutritionist in Amarillo, conducted a controlled beef cattle feeding study to determine the dangers of the mycotoxin in feed corn.
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What's New in the Latest U.S. Climate Assessment

This year's report contains many of the same findings cited in the previous National Climate Assessment, published in 2014. Temperatures are still going up, and the odds of dangers such as wildfires in the West continue to increase. But reflecting some of the impacts that have been felt across the country in the past four years, some of the report's emphasis has changed.
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Increases in Organic Livestock Production Presents Opportunity for Feed Grains

A new report says increases in organic livestock production in the U.S. should lead to more demand for organic feed grains.
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