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Inoculant maker moves to “stacked” approach

This time the so-called "biological revolution" is here for real, says inoculant maker Becker Underwood, and it’s going to make a lot of money for everyone from individual farmers to the largest multinationals. In fact, Becker Underwood is forecasting its own global revenues will double within four years as mainstream farmers start buying more of […] Read more

Corn ethanol production seen hitting plateau

Corn-based ethanol’s dream days are over, says the chief economist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Starting this year, the industry will plateau at an annual output of 15 billion gallons (56.8 billion litres), marking the end of a seven-year growth spurt that saw its corn purchases grow by an average 500 million bushels a […] Read more


U.S. seen keeping crop price supports in 2013

Watch for leaks out of the U.S. Senate agriculture committee over the next two weeks to get the best fix yet on where the U.S. is heading with its next Farm Bill, slated to begin taking effect next January. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief economist Joseph Glauber says he will be pouncing on those […] Read more