CropVillage 0053 for April 11 2008

CropVillage 0053 Show Notes:

  • WTO says negotations stemming from 2001 are finally moving
  • Biotech concerns on the wane. Dr Clive James discusses world acceptance with Moira Gunn
  • Iowa survey on rural perceptions of the bioeconomy sheds light on grainbelt producers likes and dislikes. Cl

CropVillage 0045 for March 12 2008

CropVillage 0045 Show Notes:

  • Organic groups gather to express GMO concerns
  • New wheat herbicide from Dow AgroSciences
  • Developing herbicide-tolerant sorghum options
  • Western-grown corn and soybeans may cause issues for monogastric producers due to high levels of selenium
  • Economist Ron Plain reviews impact by energy on current grain price levels

CropVillage 0040 for February 21 2008

CropVillage 0040 Show Notes:

  • Gary Crawford reports from the USDA Ag Outlook Conference in Washington D.C.
  • Looks likely the E.U. will allow new GMOs from Monsanto and BASF
  • Takes a lot more low energy cellulosic feedstock to make ethanol... a lot more
  • Tax rebates... Section 179 depreciation... and rails to trails with Iowa State's Roger McEowen

CropVillage 0035 for February 1 2008

CropVillage 0035 Show Notes:

  • Pushback on reduction of ethanol tariffs
  • Corn yield curve beginning to flatten
  • Consumer perceptions of biotechnology will change but a catalyst is needed
  • Secretary of Agriculture Shafer shares administrations view of farm bill debate¬†


CropVillage 0033 for January 25 2008

CropVillage 0033 Show Notes:

  • Monsanto pipeline of 25+ products
  • Producer delegation to talk with Brazil about biofuel production and capacities
  • Pioneer's Russ Sanders discusses the twin focus of fuel and feed for the company's corn research divisions
  • Continued world economic turmoil under review by ag economists

CropVillage 0021 for December 6 2007

CropVillage 0021 Show Notes:

  • Consumer acceptance of Bio-engineered products remain key
  • Corn stover pricing... finding common ground
  • Farm Bill report from Washington¬†
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