GRAINNET News and Information for the Grain, Milling, Feed, Seed and BioFuels Industries USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report: Soybeans Blooming: 71%; Winter Wheat Harvested: 85%; Spring Wheat Harvested: 2% Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:22:07 EDT Neogen Monday Mycotoxin Report (Video) Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:17:37 EDT Ohio Grain Associations Invest $3.5 Million in Water Quality Research and Education Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:38:15 EDT Columbus, Ohio — Since 2011, Ohio’s leading corn, soybean and wheat checkoff organizations have invested nearly $3.5 million dollars in research and education to address the water quality challenges faced by farmers and all Ohioans. That investment continues as the Ohio Corn Marketing Program (OCMP), Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program (OSGMP) and Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) have recently approved a fourth year of program funding. “Water quality has been and will continue to be one of our top priorities,” said Patrick Knouff, OSC chairman and grain farmer from Shelby County. “This issue is complex and requires a comprehensive approach to find U.S. Grains Council Begins 55th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Montreal, Canada Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:22:05 EDT Montreal, Canada and#151; More than 225 U.S. Grains Council (USGC) delegates from across the United States are set to begin meetings Monday in Montreal, Canada, to learn about emerging opportunities and competitive challenges in the global grain marketplace while setting priorities for the Council’s work to increase U.S. market share. A highlight of the 55th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting, as the gathering is known, will be renowned speakers who will build on this year’s theme of Global Connections, Global Awareness. Speakers’ topics will include a keynote presentation on the global coarse grains supply and demand; panels on the Trans-Pacific Partnership AgriBank Releases Insights Report on El Nino, Corn, and Soybeans Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:10:21 EDT St. Paul, Minnesota, July 27, 2015 — With weather forecasters declaring the arrival of El Niño, what does it mean for major crops across America’s heartland, namely corn and soybeans? History offers some clues, according to a new report issued at this year’s Ag Media Summit by AgriBank, the St. Paul-based Farm Credit Bank. "No one can predict with certainty the impact El Niño or any weather patterns may have on crop production," said Jerry Lehnertz, vice president of lending at AgriBank Farm Credit Bank. "However, our analysis of historical records indicates that, with a few exceptions, El Niño is USDA Weekly Grains Inspected For Export Report: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Sorghum Down Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:01:57 EDT Canada Wheat and Canola Yields to Drop to Eight-Year Low Amid Hot and Dry Weather (Bloomberg) Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:26:40 EDT Chinese Delegations Visit KS to Check Sorghum Crop (Topeka Capital-Journal) Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:09:49 EDT Canada Canola Farmers Search For Cause of "Mystery Syndrome" Affecting Crops (Alberta Farm Express) Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:57:38 EDT Lansing Trade Group Begins Receiving Shipments at Two Million Bushel Facility in American Falls, ID (Capital Press) Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:44:49 EDT Central SD Winter Wheat Harvest Progress Slowed By Rain and Humid Weather (Tri-State Neighbor) Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:37:49 EDT El Nino Weather Patterns Unlikely to Cut Global Grain Supplies (Video) (Bloomberg) Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:20:27 EDT Algeria Cereal Officials Visit U.S. Wheat Production Regions and Federal Offices Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:58:21 EDT Arlington, Virginia — Algerians enjoy their bread and couscous. The North African nation is one of the world’s largest wheat importers. To help overcome an historical preference for French soft bread wheat, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) will bring three officials from the Algerian Office of Cereals (OAIC) to the United States July 25 to Aug. 1, 2015, to learn about U.S. durum and bread wheat crop quality and the U.S. wheat export supply system. USW worked with the California Wheat Commission (CWC), the North Dakota Wheat Commission (NDWC) and the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council (MWRPC) to organize this American Farm Bureau and Informa Economics Create Tool to Help Farmers Determine ROI For Drone Use (Farm Progress) Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:40:08 EDT Chinese Corn Imports Jump to 10-Year High Before Increase in U.S. Prices (Bloomberg) Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:54:11 EDT Hailstorms Cause Estimated $7.5 Million in Damage to Wheat and Grain Crops in Northern MT (Washington Times) Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:33:34 EDT Heavy Rainfall Across Midwest Raises River Levels, Creating Difficulty For Grain Shipments (Iowa Farmer Today) Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:20:57 EDT U.S. Wheat Associates Host Korea Flour Milling Companies For Tour of U.S. Wheat Crop Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:05:59 EDT Arlington, Virginia — Two executives representing Korean flour milling companies will chase combines in the Palouse region of Washington and the Columbia River Valley of Oregon July 26 to Aug.1, 2015, to get a first look at this year’s wheat crop. Their visit, which includes a stop in Portland, OR, to learn more about the U.S. wheat supply system, is sponsored by U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), the Washington Grain Commission and the Oregon Wheat Commission. The guests are Mr. Ha Jae Lee, who is the factory managing director of Daehan Flour Mills Co., Ltd., and Mr. Jeom Dae Kim, who National Corn Growers Association Commends House of Representatives For Passage of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:17:33 EDT Washington — July 23, 2015 — The National Corn Growers Association today praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. "This important legislation will create a consumer-friendly, science-based labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified organisms, as well as for GMO-free foods. “Bipartisan support for this legislation, evident on the floor during today’s House vote, continues to grow” said NCGA Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team chair John Linder, a farmer from Ohio. “We applaud the House for tackling this critical issue head on, and now urge the Senate to act as National Council of Farmer Cooperatives President Conner Responds to Passage of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:33:07 EDT Statement by National Council of Farmer Cooperatives President and CEO Chuck Conner on House Passage of the Safe and Accurage Food Labeling Act Washington, DC — July 23, 2015 — “Today’s House passage of H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, is a victory for American consumers, farmers and cooperatives. "The strong bipartisan vote today shows the broad based support for ensuring a consistent, national standard for labeling foods containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. “Under this bill, consumers will have more choices in the supermarket aisle and farmers will have new opportunities to develop new market segments. "In addition, everyone Illinois Farm Bureau Commends House Passage of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:24:51 EDT The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding the House passage today of H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. “Illinois Farm Bureau is extremely pleased to see the U.S. House of Representatives pass H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. “The bill will help to bring greater clarity to food labeling for American consumers by removing the current patchwork system of wide-ranging and diverse state labels on foods. “First and foremost, the bill will stop states and local governments from imposing IL Agriculture Officials Seek Federal Disaster Declaration For Crops Damaged By Flooding (Peoria Journal Star) Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:18:16 EDT MN Grows State's Highest Rated Crop in History With 78% Rated Good or Excellent Condition (Tri-State Neighbor) Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:53:18 EDT USDA Considers Deregulation of Monsanto Genetically-Engineered Corn Variety (Agri Pulse) Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:44:57 EDT U.S. Drought Monitor: Heavy Rainfall Helps Midwest Remain Drought Free Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:08:05 EDT