GRAINNET News and Information for the Grain, Milling, Feed, Seed and BioFuels Industries USDA Report Shows KY Corn and Soybean Crops in Mostly Good to Excellent Condition Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:18:41 EDT U.S. Corn and Soybean Crop Prices Expected to Drop Below Production Costs Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:11:33 EDT USDA Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:56:16 EDT USDA September Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production Report Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:53:11 EDT CHS Inc. Acquires National Cooperative Refinery Association Petroleum Refinery in McPherson, KS Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:42:42 EDT St. Paul, Minn., Sept.1, 2015 — CHS (NASDAQ: CHSCP), a leading energy, grains and foods company and the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative, said today it has completed its purchase of the National Cooperative Refinery Association (NCRA) petroleum refinery and related operations based at McPherson Kan., and is now its sole owner. The refinery has been renamed the CHS Refinery at McPherson, Kan. "As the nation's leading cooperative energy company, becoming the sole owner of this refinery and its related pipelines and terminals is a critical step in adding value for our member-owners and other customers," said Jay Debertin, CHS executive USDA Report Shows MN Corn and Soybean Crops Develop Ahead of 2014 Pace Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:54:11 EDT Midwest Corn Crop Deals With Disease and Decreased Yields Amid Wet Season Followed By Dry Spell Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:50:39 EDT Farm Futures 2016 Planting Intentions Survey Shows Farmers Planning Expansion Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:42:24 EDT Decatur, IL — September 1, 2015 — A wet spring and low prices kept many farmers from planting all the ground they wanted in 2015. While prices are still weak, Farm Futures’ first survey of 2016 planting intentions shows growers planning expansion in the year ahead. Results were reported Tuesday morning before the opening of the 2015 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. Farm Futures is the magazine and information resource for large-scale ag producers. Acreage for most crops could be higher than farmers expected to put in this year, before spring rains washed out those hopes. The exception is Ohio Soybean Council and Battelle Researchers Develop Soy-Based Coating to Replace BPA Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:35:20 EDT Worthington, Ohio — The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and researchers at Battelle have developed a soy-based, BPA-free coating for use in the lining of metal food and beverage cans and other coating applications. This breakthrough will help food producers develop packaging solutions that meet increasing consumer health and safety demands while providing excellent performance and food safety. The technology was recognized as one of the top 10 innovative coating technologies at the 2015 European Coatings Innovation event. Following its successful pilot scale demonstration, the new coating is now available for sampling and licensing through OSC and Redwood Innovations. Dr. Bhima Vijayendran, MGEX Records Highest Monthly Volume Ever in August Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:05:00 EDT Minneapolis, MN and#151; MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), has recorded its highest monthly volume ever, reporting a total volume of 266,043 from August. This breaks the previous monthly record set back in June. The new high shatters the previous August-best, set in 2007, by 23 percent. Electronic volume from the month was also the best ever during August and the 2nd-best all-time, finishing at 226,089 contracts traded. The Exchange has now set three consecutive monthly volume bests – for June, July, and August. Daily volume was consistently high during August, with 17 of the 21 trade USDA ERS 2015 Farm Sector Income Forecast Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:38:27 EDT North Carolina State University Corn Specialist Reports 500 Bushel Per Acre Corn Possible in NC Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:24:52 EDT Legumex Walkder Lists Special Crops and Oilseed Processing Plans For Sale Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:27:24 EDT Heavy Rainfall Negatively Impacts Quality and Value of IL Wheat Crop Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:19:18 EDT TX Grain Exports to China Significantly Increase Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:19:32 EDT USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report: Corn Mature: 9%; Soybeans Dropping: 9%; Spring Wheat Harvested: 88% Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:31:32 EDT USDA NASS August Agricultural Prices Report Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:44:50 EDT Perdue AgriBusiness $59 Million Soybean Crushing Plant In Conoy, PA Won't Ready For 2016 Harvest Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:39:37 EDT K-State Extension Ag Economist Forecasts Crop Price Pickup Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:19:19 EDT DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto Aim to Develop Corn Varieties Adaptable to Increasing Temperatures Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:51:28 EDT 2015 Farm Progress Show Begins Sept. 1 in Decatur, IL; 150,000 Estimated Attendance Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:38:47 EDT USDA Weekly Grains Inspected For Export Report: Corn and Wheat Up; Soybeans and Sorghum Down Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:24:01 EDT International Grains Council Increases U.S. Sorghum Export Forecast Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:09:11 EDT University of Wisconsin Extension Service Agronomist Forecasts Record Corn Yields For WI Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:56:18 EDT USDA Predicts Record IA Corn Production Despite Excessive Rainfall Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:48:36 EDT