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World Food Production Blog

The World Food Production Blog is one of the world’s leading informational resources on global agricultural production and its impact on food prices worldwide.


Dicamba resistance in pigweed selected in research greenhouse, not in the field

Thursday, January 28, 2016

NEWPORT, Ark. – University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture researchers have selected for dicamba-resistant pigweed, documenting how genetic resistance develops and how the industry must work to protect the few remaining weed-fighting options. Bob Scott, an extension weed scientist,... Learn More →


More fertilizer plants come online and bring their baggage: CO2

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The U.S. may be on the verge of a boom in new fertilizer plants, which could be good news for farmers, but not the environment. Today’s farmers can produce more from their land than ever before thanks, in part, to nitrogen fertilizer, a key ingredient that has never been more widely available. New... Learn More →


Farm succession starts with your financial security

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Succession. We all realize it’s important, but how do we know when we’re ready? My son has been working with me since he graduated from college. Over the last several years, farming has been good. Prices have been up and our income has been strong. Now, given current commodity values and higher... Learn More →


Feds tap Gary for urban agriculture program

Monday, January 25, 2016

GARY — The Steel City is one of 27 cities nationwide chosen for a federal initiative to eliminate food deserts, where people do not have access to healthy fresh food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has selected Gary for the Local Foods, Local Places initiative, which aims to make healthy... Learn More →


Perspective: Morning Commentary, 11/12/2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The dollar was modestly higher this morning and 400 points off its lows. A December Fed rate hike is now expected by the market, which is what brought the most recent surge in greenback strength. Historically, rate hikes anticipated over such a long period of time result in... Learn More →


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