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How Many Acres of Corn are Needed in 2013?

NOVEMBER 24, 2012 By: University News Release Issued by Darrel Good and Scott Irwin, University of Illinois The corn market will continue to be influenced by an array of factors over the next several months. One of the important price factors in the new year will be the prospective size of the 2013 U.S. crop. Prospective crop size begins with the magnitude of planted acres. Rather than forecast the likely magnitude of those plantings, we pose the question of how many acres are needed?…

Dairy Cow Culling Remains Heavy

NOVEMBER 23, 2012 By: Jim Dickrell, Dairy farmers sent 285,000 cull cows to slaughter in October, 13% more than in September and 17% more than October 2011, the United States Department of Agriculture reported this morning. In October, 285,000 cows were sent to slaughter compared to 243,000 in October 2011 and 251,000 in September 2012. Some of this is related to the number of business days in each of the respective months. In October 2012, for example, an average of 12,400 cows…

Passco wants to end govt role in wheat sale operation

ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2012: Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Supply Corporation (PASSCO) has proposed that its Board of Directors should be allowed for speedy disposal of surplus stock either through export or local sale. According to the documents available with Online, PASSCO is a self- sustaining concern, therefore, its staff and infrastructure should be utilized to its optimum and it should be allowed to engage itself in full spectrum of agro business. It must carry out procurement and…

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