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  • An odd trend in wheat country: not much wheat

    08/27/2017 11:26:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2017 1:26 AM EDT | David Pitt
    Many wheat farmers facing low prices have turned this year to other crops, including chickpeas and lentils, in hopes of turning a profit. This year’s wheat crop of 45.7 million acres (18.49 million hectares) is the smallest since 1919 and it comes after a 2016 crop that was the least profitable in 30 years. North Dakota, Montana and Nebraska are among the states with significantly fewer wheat acres. …
  • N. Korea's grain imports from China surge in March (33-fold)

    05/04/2017 6:41:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/05/03
    N. Korea's grain imports from China surge in March SEOUL, May 3 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's grain imports from China surged in March from a year earlier, a U.S.-based news agency said Wednesday, citing customs data released by China. The North imported a total of 4,400 tons of grain from China in March, which represented about a 3,200 percent spike from the same month last year, according to a report by Voice of America (VOA). The amount was also up from the North's February grain imports from its closest ally, which stood at around 1,275 tons. Of the imports, wheat...
  • Russia becomes global grain superpower as wheat exports explode

    10/12/2016 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 22 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News‎ ^ | 10/09/2016 | Anatoly Medetsky
    Almost 25 years after watching the Dawn of Communism collective farm where he grew up land in the dustbin of history, Andrey Burdin is helping turn Russia into something the communists never could: a grain-export powerhouse. Over the last few years, Burdin has tripled the size of his farm on the steppe near the Black Sea, winning prizes from the local government for how much wheat he's produced from the rich soil here and pumping profits back into new tractors and sprayers. His harvest this season will be a third bigger than what it was just five years ago, helping...
  • Clemson's first harvest of ancient Southern wheat exceeds expectations

    06/20/2016 10:37:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    phys.org ^ | 06-20-2016 | by Jim Melvin & Provided by: Clemson University
    Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Credit: Scott Miller / Clemson University ================================================================================================= The first step of an ongoing-process designed to bring a valuable heirloom wheat back from the brink of extinction has been completed with flying colors. Last month, Clemson University scientist Brian Ward and his team harvested about 145 pounds of Purple Straw seed, which was grown from less than half a pound. Purple Straw is the only heirloom wheat to have been cultivated continually in the South from...
  • GMOs, Grains, Gluten, and Your Immune System - CHTV Episode 6

    11/30/2015 8:25:34 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | Dr. Daniel Pompa
    There are two main reasons grains need to be eliminated from the diet. The first reason is that most grains are genetically modified (GMO), which causes the denaturing of proteins and carbohydrates to the point where your body does not recognize them as foods. Your immune system will create an inflammatory reaction in response to these denatured foods. There is much media attention about gluten today. Gluten is just one denatured protein in grains that is causing a host of problems at the cellular level. Many consumers are hearing about the dangers of gluten, and are selecting other grains that...
  • Thermal scans of Egypt's Great Pyramid reveal anomalies

    11/10/2015 5:18:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    ahram.org ^ | Nevine El-Aref
    The thermal scanning was made at sunrise as the sun heats the structures from the outside, and then at sunset when the pyramids are cooling down. The speed of the heating and cooling phases was used to uncover "anomalies" such as empty areas in the pyramids, which could be internal air currents or different building materials. Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty told reporters at a press conference, which was held Monday night at the step of the Great Pyramid plateau, that the result of the infrared thermography scan on the first row of the pyramid’s limestone blocks shows that all...
  • Aliens, Pyramids, and Granaries? What on Earth Was Ben Carson Thinking?

    11/05/2015 9:53:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/4/15 | Yoni Appelbaum
    Seventeen years ago, Ben Carson delivered a commencement address at Andrews University that featured a very unusual theory: Maybe Joseph built the pyramids to store grain. The speech itself, dug up by the ever-enterprising Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed, was framed around Carson's trademark inspirational stories. "I thought that I would talk about my own personal philosophy for success in life," he told the graduating class. "Think big.? He used Joseph to illustrate the point. "Here was a man who was basically able to save the entire world with his big thinking," he mused. Joseph, in the biblical narrative, oversees the...
  • Ben Carson's unusual theory about pyramids ("It's still my belief, yes.")

    11/04/2015 8:18:58 PM PST · by springwater13 · 216 replies
    NAPLES, Florida -- Ben Carson stood by his long-held belief about ancient pyramids in Egypt, that they were used to store grain, rather than to inter pharaohs. Asked about this Wednesday, Carson told CBS News, "It's still my belief, yes." The subject came up when Buzzfeed published a 1998 commencement speech delivered by Carson at Andrews University, a college founded by Seventh-day Adventists. "My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," Carson said. "Now all the archeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs' graves. But, you know, it would have to be something...
  • America's grain stocks running short (food security and export control?)

    02/25/2008 5:08:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 273 replies · 3,162+ views
    The Grand Island Independent ^ | 02/24/08 | By Robert Pore
    America's grain stocks running short By Robert Pore robert.pore@theindependent.com Print Story | e-mail Story | Visit Forums Global demand for grain and oilseeds is at record levels, causing the nation's grain stocks to reach critically low levels, according to Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt. With a weak U.S. dollar and global demand so high, foreign buyers are outbidding domestic buyers for American grain, Hurt said. "Food consumers worldwide are going to have to pay more," Hurt said. "We ended 2007 with our monthly inflation rate on food nearly 5 percent higher. I think we'll see times in 2008 where...
  • World Grain Markets: Record Supplies Support Growing Global Consumption

    06/03/2015 7:50:59 AM PDT · by jjotto · 4 replies
    AGFAX ^ | May 13, 2015 | USDA
    Global corn production in 2015/16 is projected down from last year’s record, with lower forecasts for the United States, EU, Brazil, and Ukraine. Global corn consumption is expected to climb slightly above production for the first time in 5 years. Global ending stocks are forecast mostly unchanged, with growth in China nearly offsetting stocks declines in the United States and other foreign countries. World corn import demand is expected higher, led by the EU and Saudi Arabia. Wheat production is forecast down from last year’s record, but still above consumption for the third straight year. Global consumption is projected up...
  • Argentine Phone Calls Detail Efforts to Shield Iran

    01/22/2015 1:17:51 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 21, 2015 | JONATHAN GILBERT and SIMON ROMERO
    Intercepted conversations between representatives of the Iranian and Argentine governments point to a long pattern of secret negotiations to reach a deal in which Argentina would receive oil in exchange for shielding Iranian officials from charges that they orchestrated the bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994. The transcripts were made public by an Argentine judge on Tuesday night, as part of a 289-page criminal complaint written by Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor investigating the attack. Mr. Nisman was found dead in his luxury apartment on Sunday, the night before he was to present his findings to Congress. In...
  • Ancient maize followed two paths into the Southwest

    01/11/2015 6:11:38 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | January 8, 2014 | University of California - Davis
    The study, based on DNA analysis of corn cobs dating back over 4,000 years, provides the most comprehensive tracking to date of the origin and evolution of maize in the Southwest and settles a long debate over whether maize moved via an upland or coastal route into the U.S. Study findings, which also show how climatic and cultural impacts influenced the genetic makeup of maize, will be reported Jan. 8 in the journal Nature Plants. The study compared DNA from archaeological samples from the U.S. Southwest to that from traditional maize varieties in Mexico, looking for genetic similarities that would...
  • 'Buckwheat panic' Grips Russians As Economic Sanctions Bite

    12/06/2014 9:46:57 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    NDTV ^ | December 07, 2014
    'Buckwheat panic' Grips Russians As Economic Sanctions Bite World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: December 07, 2014 10:31 IST Moscow: With its warm, fluffy brown grains, buckwheat is the ultimate comfort food for Russians and as sanctions hit home, it is flying off the shelves in a shopping frenzy dubbed the "buckwheat panic". Hard-hit by falling oil prices and Western economic sanctions imposed over the Kremlin's role in the Ukrainian crisis, Russia is seeing a catastrophic depreciation of the ruble and steep inflation. But while Russians grumble about the rising price of chicken, cheese or sausage, it was only when...
  • Fossilized maize, rice found in Temanggung

    11/02/2014 7:31:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | Agus Maryono
    Liyangan archaeological site on the slope of Mount Sindoro in Temanggung regency, Central Java, has again proven its position as home to one of main archeological findings in Indonesia after archeologists from the Yogyakarta Archeology Agency found the fossilized remnants of staple foods, comprising maize and rice, still inside a bamboo basket at the site. The archeologists said the finding indicated that Indonesia had long been part of an international agriculture network because maize was not endemic to Java and at the site they had also found many artifacts from other countries, especially China. Head of the Yogyakarta Archeology Agency,...
  • Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq

    10/01/2014 7:29:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/1/2014 | Maggie Fick
    For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that captured vast swathes of territory in northern Iraq. Two weeks later, Paulis, who is a Christian, received a phone call from a man who said he was an Islamic State fighter. “We are in your warehouse. Why are you not here working and taking care of your business?” the man asked in formal Arabic....
  • Grain Piles Up, Waiting for a Ride, as Trains Move North Dakota Oil

    09/23/2014 2:16:10 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug 25, 2014 | Ron Nixon
    The furious pace of energy exploration in North Dakota is creating a crisis for farmers whose grain shipments have been held up by a vast new movement of oil by rail, leading to millions of dollars in agricultural losses and slower production for breakfast cereal giants like General Mills. [] reports the railroads filed with the federal government show that for the week that ended Aug. 22, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway — North Dakota’s largest railroad, owned by the billionaire Warren E. Buffett — had a backlog of 1,336 rail cars waiting to ship grain and other products....
  • Grain Piles Up, Waiting for a Ride, as Trains Move North Dakota Oil

    08/26/2014 8:57:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 25, 2014 | RON NIXON
    FARGO, N.D. — The furious pace of energy exploration in North Dakota is creating a crisis for farmers whose grain shipments have been held up by a vast new movement of oil by rail, leading to millions of dollars in agricultural losses and slower production for breakfast cereal giants like General Mills. The backlog is only going to get worse, farmers said, as they prepared this week for what is expected to be a record crop of wheat and soybeans. “If we can’t get this stuff out soon, a lot of it is simply going to go on the ground...
  • Israel Will Be The Last Man Standing in the Middle East: The Oil Weapon vs. the Grain Weapon

    05/22/2014 7:11:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/22/2014 | david A
    The Arab Spring, which started with the self-immolation of a Tunisian vegetable vendor at 11.30 am on 16th December, 2010, has resulted in two failed states in the region so far.  Libya has become “Scumbag Woodstock” because of the number of terrorist organisations headquartered there.  The French and English attempt at regime change created a terrorist haven with consequences as far afield as Mali and the 300 Christian girls kidnapped in Nigeria.  Fortunately, Syria has become a meatgrinder for Islamic terrorists and for the moment has ceased being a net exporter of terrorism.  In that conflict, the Obama Administration has...
  • Potential FDA Move on Recycling Grain Could Spike Beer Prices

    04/04/2014 5:38:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    KVDR ^ | April 4, 2014 | Shaul Turner
    Beer-makers in Colorado are upset about a proposal to keep them from recycling their used grain, and it could affect how much you pay for a beer this summer. The Food and Drug Administration wants to stop beer brewers from selling their leftover grain to ranches so it can be used as food for cattle. It’s not a requirement yet, but beer-makers make money off their used grain and say the new regulation would force them to dump millions of tons of it instead of recycling. The grains are used barley, wheat and other grains that are steeped in hot...
  • New federal rule could end recycling practice that benefits brewers, farmers and environment

    03/28/2014 4:18:06 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies
    Post Standard: Syracuse ^ | 03.28.14 | Don Cazentre
    Brewers need a way to dispose of the wet and mushy grains that are a byproduct of making beer. Farmers are looking for inexpensive but healthful feed for their livestock. So breweries across the country -- including those here in Central New York -- donate their used grains to local farmers. It's free: The farmers just stop by the breweries and cart the stuff away, usually in large plastic containers. It's a classic example of reuse and recycling, but a provision in the proposed federal Food Safety Modernization Act might bring it to an end. The proposed rule would require...