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Multi-stakeholder U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef launched

A group of U.S. beef value chain participants including producers, processors, retailers, foodservice operators, packers, allied industry and non-governmental organizations today announced the launch of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB).

Industry

Monsanto now accepting nominations for the 2015 “Farm Mom of the Year” contest

They are the heart of the family and the backbone of their farm operation. They are farm moms, and they nourish, nurse and care for everything and everyone in their families, on their farms and in their communities. To once again recognize and thank these inspiring women, Monsanto Company today announced it has opened up nominations for its 2015 America's Farmers Mom of the Year contest. Nominations will be accepted now through March 31.

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National Farmers Union prepares for its national convention

National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson today saluted the organization’s commitment to grassroots leadership and true democracy in action as NFU members from across the nation prepare to convene at their national convention in Wichita, Kansas, to vote on the organization’s policy and vision for the future of agriculture.

Markets

Various ag markets diveraged again Tuesday

Traders cited technical buying as boosting corn futures Tuesday. The grain markets proved surprisingly strong Tuesday, especially in the absence of supportive news. Wire service sourced cited technical factors and bargain hunting for the corn rise, which seemed doubly impressive in the face of today’s equity market losses. May corn futures closed up 3.0 cents at $3.91/bushel Tuesday, while December rose 3.25 to $4.165.

Markets

Spotlight on Economics: Significant interventions in world grain markets: FSU and China

After going through a long period of relative stability in the world grain markets, there have been some major interventions in the past few years. The combined impacts of these interventions have resulted in more volatile markets and production. Most of these have occurred in the former Soviet Union (FSU), but some of the actions by China also have had drastic impacts.

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