GRAINNET News and Information for the Grain, Milling, Feed, Seed and BioFuels Industries U.S. Wheat Producers Anticipate Increased Trade Opportunities With Cuba Following Renewal of Diplomatic Relations Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:53:53 EST Arlington, Virginia — The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud President Obama’s announcement today that the United States will begin discussions to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba, which will make it easier for Cuba to buy U.S. agricultural products, including wheat. We anticipate that these re-established trade relations will help open a market for U.S. wheat products in Cuba. Cuba, which does not grow wheat commercially, is the largest wheat market in the Caribbean, purchasing almost all of its wheat from the European Union and Canada. Cuba could import at least 500,000 metric tons Syngenta Drops Lawsuit Against Bunge Following China Approval of Agrisure Viptera Corn (Reuters) Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:32:32 EST China Purchases 900,000 Tons of Corn From U.S., Lifting GMO Ban on Crop (Bloomberg) Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:29:35 EST Arkansas Soybean Growers Accomplish 100 Bushel-Plus Yields For Second Year in a Row (Delta Farm Press) Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:48:21 EST Agriculture Industry to Be Largest Beneficiary of U.S. Trade Agreement With Cuba (ABC News) Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:45:09 EST Iowa Farmland Values Drop $733 Per Acre From 2013; Largest Decline Since 1986 (Ames Tribune) Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:40:01 EST Cuba and Iowa to Normalize Agricultural Trade Relations (Ottumwa Courier) Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:03:50 EST Brazil Grain Harvest to Total 202 Million Tons Despite Drought Conditions in Some Regions (Fox News) Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:00:24 EST ADM Completes $350 Million Sale of South American Fertilizer Business to The Mosaic Company (Herald Online) Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:49:54 EST SD Railroad Upgrades to Lead to $40 Million Train-Loading Facility in Britton, ND (Aberdeen News) Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:04:48 EST China Issues Import Approval for Viptera Corn, Soybeans (Reuters) Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:56:45 EST Damages From Fire at Farmers Elevator in Colfax, ND Expected to Surpass $1 Million (Daily Journal) Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:58:12 EST Registration Now Open For NGFA Annual Convention ... San Antonio, TX ... Mar. 15-17, 2015 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:03:07 EST Soybean Prices Lower Following Data Reporting U.S. Crush Falling Short of Expectations (AgriMoney) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:53:27 EST 120-Year-Old South Lyon, MI Grain Elevator Scheduled to Be Demolished (Hometown Life) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:50:26 EST NGFA Commends Congress Decision to Increase Barge Diesel Fuel User Fee to Fund Inland Waterway Improvements Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:47:14 EST Washington —Dec. 17, 2014 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) today commended Congress for enacting legislation that will increase the user fee assessed on barge diesel fuel to help finance much-needed improvements to the nation's outdated and deteriorating locks on the inland waterways system. The 9-cent-per gallon increase in the barge diesel fuel user fee was included in the tax-extender legislation (H.R. 5771) approved by the Senate on Dec. 16 by a 76-16 vote. The increase, which takes effect April 1, 2015, is expected to generate approximately $40 million in additional revenues annually that will be deposited into Louisiana Farmers Report Successful Second Crop of Rice (Advertiser) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:13:33 EST EPA Sets Tolerances for Flutriafol on Sorghum, Cotton Meal, Aspirated Grain Fractions; S-metolachlor on Sunflower (Federal Register) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:46:36 EST Rabobank Research Indicates More Investment Needed in EU Grain and Oilseeds Industries (All About Feed) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:45:08 EST EPA Sets Tolerances for Fluopyram on Cereal Grains, Rice (Federal Register) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:33:59 EST Prairieland FS Atterberry Grain Elevator Upgrades Site to Load Unit-Trans (State Journal-Register) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:04:45 EST Seven IN Farm Bureaus Recognized For Outstanding Achievement at Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention (Fox Edge) Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:11:22 EST Syngenta Expects China to Approve Genetically-Modified Viptera Corn Soon (Reuters) Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:37:09 EST USDA Announces Early Release of Commodity Tables for Agricultural Projections to 2024 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:34:08 EST Washington, Dec. 16, 2014 — On Dec. 18, 2014, at 11:00am EST, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release selected tables from its upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024 report. USDA will post online tables containing long-term supply, use, and price projections to 2024 for major crops and livestock products, and will include supporting U.S. and international macroeconomic assumptions. The USDA will release the complete USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024 report, as scheduled, on Feb. 11, 2015. The complete report includes a full discussion of the commodity supply and use projections, as well as projections for global commodity trade, U.S. USDA Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:22:25 EST