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5 Agriculture stories to read, May 29, 2015

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Will stars align for higher corn prices?

Corn bulls are happy to see both old-crop and new-crop prices hold technical support just above our previous harvest lows. In fact some tech guru's are starting to talk about a possible double-bottom now forming on the charts and corn prices moving back to higher ground. I understand their logic, but I'm not 100% onboard, especially when you start to consider the overall trade environment.

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Hog Outlook: The June lean hog contract ended the week

Total red meat and chicken production in the U.S. is running very near the record pace of 2008 for the first 20 weeks of 2015.

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Corn scouting calendar

The list of insects and diseases that can attack your corn fields is long. Thanks to DuPont Pioneer, we have a great chart at which corn growth stages to scout for what. The roundup offers all the common bugs, worms and diseases and at which leaf and growth stage to scout. For example, look for seedcorn maggot and wireworms at VE to V3. Scout for Goss's wilt from V3 to V9.

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Ontario invests in Elora dairy facility

– New facility will be used for research, health and nutrition projects in Ontario's dairy industry

Secretary Vilsack to speak at GAI AgTech Week

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack highlights the speakers presenting at the inaugural GAI AgTech Week in San Francisco

Precision Tank Acquires A & B Welding

"Combined, we will be able to offer a full range of tanks"

Cruzen to Lead New Business Development for Mathews Company

Mathews Company has been a leading global manufacturer of high quality, innovative agricultural equipment

World Agricultural Outlook Board gets new Chairman

Dr. Seth Meyer will step into new role as Chairman of World Agricultural Outlook Board starting May 31, 2015

PorkPod: The Pork Checkoff has launched new summer promotions, with a focus on grilling

Speaker: Ceci Snyder, Vice President Domestic Marketing, National Pork Board

USDA Export sales Report

Net sales of 42,500 metric tons for delivery in marketing year 2014/2015 were down 43 percent from the previous week and down noticeably from the prior 4-week average.

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 2 Percent

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 219 million eggs in incubators during the week ending May 23, 2015, up 2 percent from a year ago.

Canola Industry Supports Senate Committee Report On Bee Health

As a stakeholder that actively promotes bee health, the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) appreciates the report by the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, released on Wednesday. The Importance of Bee Health to Sustainable Food Production in Canada highlights the multiple factors affecting bee health, underlines the importance of all affected stakeholders working together and recommends that pesticides continue to be regulated based on scientific evidence.

Seeding Near Its End, But Farmers Fret About Moisture

The provincial agriculture ministry’s crop report for the week ending Thursday says about 87 per cent of the crop is now in the ground.

Utilization Of Food To Promote Health Offers Potential To Save Health Care Dollars

The Vice President Research with the Canadian Nutrition Society suggests, by better utilizing food to promote health, tax dollars currently used to treat chronic disease can be diverted to other uses.

Failure To Bring COOL Into Compliance Threatens To Negatively Impact Live Hog Markets

The president of Paragon Economics says failure to bring Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling into compliance with World Trade rules could negatively impact North American live hog markets.

Alberta Strengthens Trade Relationship With Kazakhstan

Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Verlyn Olson will promote Alberta’s agricultural expertise and high-quality products including livestock and genetics, during an upcoming trade mission to Kazakhstan.

Pork Checkoff Launches Summer Grilling Promotion

Grilling season is heating up, and the Pork Checkoff is encouraging Americans to spice up this year’s grilling celebrations with the unexpected flavor of lean, heart-healthy pork cuts through a multi-platform summer promotion.

Past IPPA president appointed to Pork Board

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday announced the appointment of a Le Mars hog farmer to the 15-member National Pork Board in Clive.

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