Across the state, the 2013 wheat crop is perking up and showing slight signs of improvement from the poor stands of past fall. In its April 1 Crop Progress Report, Kansas Agricultural Statistics rated the wheat crop at 2% excellent … Continue reading
There’s big news coming out of Omaha and Minneapolis today: ConAgra Mills and Horizon Milling (CHS and Cargill’s flour milling group) have joined flour mill operations. The combined operations, called Ardent Mills, will: “…take advantage of the combines assets, capabilities … Continue reading
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Tagged Ardent Mills, Cargill, CHS, ConAgra, demand, farmers, flour milling, Horizon Milling, supply, wheat
In an announcement earlier this week, the CME Group announced its intention to “…transition open outcry trading of Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT) hard red winter (HRW) wheat futures and options to its Chicago trading floor beginning Monday, July … Continue reading
From Kansas State University agricultural economist Dan O’Brien, analysis of the recent Wheat Reports from USDA. KSU Wheat Market Situation and Outlook (via AgManager – January 2013).
Well, not really “postcards,” per se – but a bunch of photos from the Kansas Trade Delegation to Asia in September. Hope you enjoy these.
“Mr. Secretary, the beef from your state has found its destination.” – Jeong Min Park, U.S. Meat Export Federation That we found Kansas-processed beef in Han Jung, South Korea really wasn’t a surprise. But it took some searching; we actually … Continue reading
Posted in Human Interest, Markets, Supply and Demand
Tagged agriculture, beef, bread, flour, Kansas, Kansas Department of Agriculture, pork, South korea, wheat
Korea is called the “Land of the Morning Calm.” Certainly, members of the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Trade Delegation to Korea were struck by the beauty of this country, particularly its capital city of Seoul. Modern, thriving, bustling…Seoul is simply … Continue reading