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|Monday, Dec 5, 2016 - “This is why we went up today, Speculators look at these charts and trade off this, the real world doesn’t matter.”.|
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 - In Memoriam - Bob Gilbert of Oakdale - Feed Company Owner and Agriculture advocate passes at 93.
Bob Gilbert, who led the Oakdale feed company founded by his father in 1892, and was a leading advocate for California farmers,
died Sunday at 93. He was the last surviving child of Amos Lawrence Gilbert, who founded A.L. Gilbert on North Yosemite Avenue.
It continues to operate there and along Highway 99 in Keyes, providing feed for cattle, poultry and other livestock. Mr. Gilbert helped develop modern feeding practices and worked on behalf of farmers dealing with low milk prices and other concerns. His numerous honors included Agriculturist of the Year from the California State Fair in 2011.
“Bob has an uncanny memory, a wonderful fatherly personality and many connections,” said a letter to the selection committee from Robert Kelley, president of James J. Stevinson Corp., a farming operation in Merced County. “He has always been respected and listened to.” Mr. Gilbert was a pioneer in contracting for Midwestern feed and in mixing corn and other grains with supplements to meet the specific needs of livestock
“It’s very scientific,” he said in a 2005 interview. “It’s more scientific than what people eat.”
That story was on the occasion of the company’s induction into the Stanislaus County Agricultural Hall of Fame. This year, the Gilbert family received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Gilbert was on the advisory board for the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a degree in agricultural economics. He served as a Navy officer in the Pacific in World War II.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Canadian Canola Shipments To China Hit 5-Year High
|Canada shipped 415,000 tonnes of canola meal to China from January through August, the most since 2011 and following zero shipments last year, according to Canadian Oilseed Processors Association (COPA). The shipments are worth C$132.1 million. Stronger canola meal demand from China comes as Canadian crushers steadily expand capacity. Cargill opened last year a new Alberta plant, and Richardson International is expanding a facility in the province. Canadian canola crush margins last week were more than double those of a year ago, ICE Futures Canada said. China's canola meal demand reflects a trade dispute through much of this year between Canada and China over canola seed. The dispute created additional demand for canola meal until it was resolved in September. Beijing also announced in September anti-subsidy duties on imports of U.S. animal feed ingredient distillers' dried grains (DDGs), which looks to build demand for canola meal if China's stance against DDGs remains (Source: Reuters)|
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - Canada’s Big Crop Prospects Raise Fears About Grain-Handling
|Farmers are growing the biggest Canadian harvests of wheat and canola in several years, despite stormy summer weather, a Reuters survey of 14 traders and analysts showed ahead of the government's first production report of the year. Expectations for big crops, due to mostly favorable growing conditions since spring, have raised concerns about whether the grain-handling system and railways will have ample capacity to move them smoothly. The survey forecast, on average, all-wheat production at 30.4 million metric tons, the largest crop in three years and up +10% from a year ago. The increase is mainly due to big output of durum. Canola production is on track for 18.1 million metric tons, the second-largest Canadian harvest ever, and up +5% year over year, traders expect. (Source: Reuters)|
|Friday, May 27, 2016 - Advice on Protein Prices|
|What farmers think of this year’s growing season depends upon the amount of rain that has fallen on their fields.|
In northeast and east-central Iowa, where rain has fallen when needed if not sooner, crops have taken advantage of an exceptionally warm June to stretch their leaves to the sky.
In southeast Iowa, where some farmers have not had measurable rain for three weeks, the corn leaves are rolling up to conserve moisture each morning.
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|NATIONAL DAIRY MARKET NEWS AT A GLANCE - For the week of May 4-8, 2015|