LIVESTOCK NEWS
DTN Weekly DDG Column
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:53 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A recent announcement by China that it would stop issuing permits for imports of U.S.-produced dried distillers grains has wreaked havoc on the market, sending DDG prices on an unprecedented downward spiral.

China's move came as a result of the country's long-standing reluctance to approve the MIR 162 trait in corn, more commonly known as Agrisure Viptera, produced by Syngenta Ag.

Merchandising companies contacted weekly by DTN reported drops in spot prices between $10 and $45 per ton in the past week.

The DTN weekly DDG spot price average fell $22 per ton in the past week, ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Zilmax Effects Disputed
Comfort Food
Plan to Cull
DTN Weekly Distillers Grains Update
The Market's Fine Print
Alfalfa Insurance Program Now Permanent
Clearing the Air
No More Outlaw Veterinarians
Farming on the Mother Road - 4
High Stakes