New age: Greenhouse, urban, & vertical farming

Consumers are increasingly interested in food that is locally grown, traceable, healthful and fresh tasting, price competitive, conveniently available, and environmentally responsible. Urban greenhouses may be a source for food that meets most or all these demands. Greenhouse technology depends on a transparent structure, [...]

USDA projects 2 percent growth in soybean crush

In the August WASDE report, USDA forecast 2019/20 soybean crush at 2.115 billion bushels, up 50 million bushels from this season’s volume. With crush nearly complete for the 2018/19 marketing year, USDA is estimating total crush at around 2.07 billion bushels, about 1 percent [...]

For agriculture, CRISPR is powerful technology

Genetically engineered (GE) seeds were first introduced to agriculture in 1994. In the U.S. today, over 90 percent of corn, cotton, soybean, and sugar beet crops are grown with GE seeds. Using the recently developed technique known as CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic [...]

Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon cocoa update

Ivory Coast arrivals reach 2.12 MMT: Arrivals through Jul. 31 reached 2.12 MMT, up 9.6 percent YOY, per CCC data. Ivorian grind totaled 455,131 MT, up 8.0 percent YOY, per GEPEX data reported by Reuters. Ghana production down from forecast: As previously reported based [...]