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In The News: Co-located Women in Agribusiness Summit and Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, Minneapolis 2015 (9.15.2015)

HighQuest Group hosts nine major agriculture conferences a year including those for the Global AgInvesting series, the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, the Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA and the Women in Agribusiness Summit, U.S. and Europe.

Please see the links below for some of the media pick-ups from the company's 2015 co-located Women in Agribusiness Summit (WIA) and Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit (OGTS), which took place at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minn., during the week of September 28, 2015. Keynote speakers included Sarena Lin, president of Cargill's compound feed business, at WIA; and Alina Fernandez, daughter of Fidel Castro, at OGTS. Together the events welcomed nearly 1,000 attendees.

March 2016

3.1 -- Organic poultry production growth hurt by feed shortages by Austin Olonso of WATTAgNet.com

November 2015

November print issue - Slowing emerging economies soften demand, by Susan Reidy of World Grain

November print issue - Surviving Castro's Revolution, by Susan Reidy of World Grain

October 2015

10.15 -- New oilseed harvested, by Sean Pratt of The Western Producer

10.15 -- GM debate often values vs. science,  by Sean Pratt of The Western Producer

10.15 -- Lower fuel, rental costs revert shipping to bulk, by Sean Pratt, of The Western Producer

10.14 -- Reflections on Women's Leadership, by Barri Rafferty and Kim Essex of Ketchum

10.12 -- Flip to El Nino may bring downturn in corn, soybean growth in Americas in late 2016,  by Aerin Curtis of Feed Navigator

10.9.15 -- New canola promises breakthrough, by Sean Pratt of The Western Producer

10.8 -- Brazil's new ports solving country's export problems, by Sean Pratt of The Western Producer

10.8 -- 2015 Women in Agribusiness Summit a Success, by Jackie Weldon of Direct Contact

10.8 -- Currency devaluation helps Brazilian farmers, by Sean Pratt of The Western Producer

10.8 -- From Bloomberg interviews (see below**), by Megan Durisin, Bloomberg News

10.8 -- Regulation, disease management mark areas for aquaculture improvement, by Aerin Curtis of Feed Navigator

10.8 -- Could El Nino spark Russian drought? by Sean Pratt of The Western Producer

10.8 -- Ag consultant says farmers view data as “another tool,” by Mark Dorenkamp of Brownfield Ag News

10.8 -- Canola growers welcome forecast for oilseeds, by Sean Pratt of The Western Producer

10.7 -- Regulation, niche feed ingredients may influence feed sector development, by Aerin Curtis of Feed Navigator

10.7 -- Intel sees huge potential in agriculture, by Mark Dorenkamp of Brownfield Ag News

10.7 -- An insider's view of the 2015 Women in Agribusiness conference, by Beth Hales of AGcareers.com

10.6 -- CME director says higher interest rates could be bad for ag, by Mark Dorenkamp of Brownfield Ag News

10.6 -- Improved seeds, contract production and organics mark growth areas for U.S. sorghum, by Aerin Curtis of Feed Navigator

10.2 -- Philippe de Lapérouse, OGTS event chairman, speaks to the 10th anniversary of the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, an interview with Mark Dorenkamp of Brownfield Ag News 

10.2 -- David Hightower, OGTS speaker and founder of The Hightower Report, speaks to Mike Hergert of Red River Farm Network. Listen to the interview here.

10.2 -- Growth in sorghum production and demand to slow, by Bob Burgdorfer of Farm Futures

10.2 -- Bill Messina, OGTS speaker and Economics Agronomist at the University of Florida, is interviewed about changes in Cuba relative to ag opportunities, by Mike Hergert of Red River Farm Network. Listen to the interview here.

10.2 -- Marcos Rubin, partner and head of grains for AgroConsult, speaks to reporter Mike Hergert on Brazilian grain exports. Listen to the interview here

10.1 -- OGTS audience reactions to Alina Fernandez's keynote address by Mike Hergert of Red River Farm Network. Listen to the interview here.

10.1 -- On the soybean sector, with Tom Scott, CEO of Informa Economics, and Bill Lapp, president of Advanced Economic Solutions. Hear the Mike Hergert Red River Farm Network interview here.

September 2015

9.30 -- Mark Rokala, panelist at the Organic & Non-GMO Forum and founder of Rokala Public Affairs, speaks to reporter Mike Hergert of Red River Farm Network about the labeling issues in that sector. Listen to the interview here.

9.30 -- Rabobank director doesn't cxpect Chinese economy to collapse, by Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield Ag News

9.30 -- 6 ways the global economy will affect agriculture markets, by Ann Reus, WATT Global Media

9.30  -- Harvard Business School coined "agribusiness," by Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield Ag News

9.30 -- Politics, public perception hurdles for global food supply, by Ann Reus, WATT Global Media

9.29 -- Consumer food-buying trends are changing, by Ann Reus, WATT Global Media

9.29 -- Women in Ag Summit focused on advancement of women, by Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield Ag News

9.28 -- 7 facts about global agriculture markets by Ann Reus, WATT Global Media

9.23 -- Dow WINner honored for role in gender equality at agbiz summit, by Michele Mihaljevich of FarmWorld

9.22 -- Mike Hergert from Red River Farm Network interviews Jim Wiesemeyer of Informa Economics, speaker at the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit. Listen to Part I and Part II.

August 2015

8.31 -- Mike Hergert from Red River Farm Network interviews Philippe de Lapérouse, event chair of the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, on the speakers at the event. Listen to the interview here.

8.31 -- Mike Hergert from Red River Farm Network interviews Joy O'Shaughnessy, director of Women in Agribusiness

8.19 -- Mike Hergert from Red River Farm Network interviews David Hightower, OGTS 2015 speaker

 

** As printed at Bloomberg Terminal, October 1-2, 2015:

U.S. Sorghum Acres Expected to Expand Further in 2016: Checkoff
By Megan Durisin
(Bloomberg) -- “As of today, I would expect a small increase in acres” of <10%, Tim Lust, CEO of Sorghum Checkoff, says in interview following presentation at Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit in Minneapolis.
“It’s a competitive issue” as other crops -- corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton -- vie with sorghum for acres
Sugarcane aphid, a pest affecting sorghum plants, seen as challenge to growing crop
“It’s hard to project what 2016 overall imports are going to be into China. I think we’ll have a strong percentage of feed-grain imports”
NOTE: Sorghum acres planted for grain jumped 22% this yr to 8.74m, according to USDA
NOTE: Moonshine, Hogs and Drought Fuel Sorghum Boom Across U.S. Plains

U.S. Soybean Yields May Surpass USDA’S Sept. Estimate: Analyst
By Megan Durisin
(Bloomberg) -- “There’s a probability that we’re going to go higher” in Oct. 9 USDA report, Bill Lapp, president of Omaha, Neb.-based Advanced Economic Solutions, says in interview Wednesday after presentation at industry conference in Minneapolis.
NOTE: On Sept. 11. USDA est. yield this yr at 47.1 bu/acre
NOTE: On Wednesday, USDA put 2014 yield at 47.5 bu/acre, down 0.3/bu from previous est.
“As we now are getting into some harvest reports and getting a better handle” on crop size, “I think people are surprised,” Lapp says
NOTE: 21% of U.S. crop harvested as of Sunday, USDA data show
“There’s more value in having a favorable Aug. and early Sept. growing season; that’s an important part in where final yields come out”
Prices will avg $8.35 to $9.10/bu in 4Q; futures in Chicago closed Wednesday at $8.92, up 0.9%

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