Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:40AM CDT
Corn and soybean harvest is drawing near in many parts of the U.S., but in Madison, Fla., where View From the Cab producer Jamie Harris farms with his family, it's time to plant one last crop of 2014: broccoli. Meanwhile, while they wait for their crops to reach maturity, Karen Johnson and her husband Bill of Avoca, Iowa, have been busy working cattle.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:25PM CDT
As harvest nears, farmers need to make sure any corn they planted that contains biotech traits not approved in major export markets stays out of export channels.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11:17AM CDT
An ad-hoc committee of 18 scientists is tasked by the National Research Council with examining the science and ramifications of biotech crops by looking at the history of genetic engineering and the potential the crops and biotech foods hold for the future. Speakers offered the committee a range of views from university professors and non-governmental experts who have battled over biotech crops for decades.
Corn is lower at 6 a.m. (CT); soybeans are higher; wheat is lower.
The cattle complex should open moderately lower, falling from the midweek rally thanks to profit taking and renewed beef demand worries. Lean hog futures are also expected to begin on the defensive, pressured by follow-through selling and seasonal fundamentals.