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Monday, January 16, 2012
McDonald's Works to Mainstream Sustainability
GLOBAL - McDonald's Corporation has released its 2011 Sustainability Scorecard and reinforced its commitment to mainstreaming sustainability for customers through the company's actions and collaboration...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
John Deere Introduces New Tillage Solutions
US - For the 2012 tillage season, John Deere offers three new 2600 Series Disks and one new vertical tillage tool designed to provide everything from more muscle for penetrating, chopping and...
Friday, January 06, 2012
OFC - Reduce Waste to Meet Food Demand
GLOBAL - In the next 25 to 50 year food production will have to double to keep up with growing populations and growing consumption, writes TheCropSite editor in chief, Chris Harris. ...
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
OFC - UK Punching Above its Farming Weight
UK - A new report prepared for the Oxford Farming Conference shows that there has been a shift in power worldwide in agriculture as a result of globalisation of markets and the growth of multinational...
OFC - CAP Reform to Meet Increasing Food Demand
UK - An increasing demand for food requires a Common Agricultural Policy that encourages efficiency and does not stifle it, writes Chris Harris....
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Biologicals: Crop Protection that's Greener than Your Crop
ANALYSIS - It's not often you hear about a truly new approach to protecting your crop that's also sustainable and safe to the environment, but use of a biological does just that - it protects...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Ag Council Discusses GM Authorisations
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting last week covered authorisation of four GM varieties (three of maize and one of cotton), animal welfare during transport, bluetongue vaccination,...
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Coca-Cola to Develop Plastic Bottles Made Entirely from Plants
GLOBAL - The Coca-Cola Company has announced multi-million dollar partnership agreements with three leading biotechnology companies to accelerate the development of the first commercial solutions...
Friday, December 16, 2011
Supply, Quality Crucial to Global Wheat Market
GLOBAL - Late last week, the USDA released another bearish World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. Unfortunately for growers with low protein wheat, the news was even worse....
Enhanced Interest Deposits from Lloyds TSB Ag Suited to Short Term Saving
UK - A new enhanced interest rate deposit facility now available from Lloyds TSB Agriculture is designed specifically for tenant farmers able to put aside their single farm payment for rent due...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
FAO: Food Prices Unchanged; Record Cereal Harvest Forecast
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index in November was virtually unchanged from its October level....
Monday, December 12, 2011
FMC Acquires Rovral® and Sportak® Fungicides From Bayer CropScience
GLOBAL - FMC Corporation announced that it has acquired Rovral iprodione and Sportak prochloraz fungicides from Bayer CropScience. The transaction includes the use of these two fungicide families...
Friday, December 09, 2011
John Deere Enhances European Parts Service
EU - John Deere's European Parts Distribution Centre (E-PDC) has officially inaugurated its new deconsolidation and packaging facility, a 23 million euro investment which will create additional...
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Government Broke Law By Denying Farmer Vote on Canadian Wheat Board
CANADA - The chair of the CWB's farmer-controlled board of directors is calling on the federal government to respect today's federal court ruling that the Minister for the CWB acted illegally...
AHDB: Rationing of Demand Expected in Corn Market
GLOBAL - Maize is the season's leader and it's quite evident that global demand for maize continues to grow, Jack Watts, Senior Analyst of Market Intelligence for the Agriculture and Horticulture...
Monday, December 05, 2011
ADM Exec Speaks About Global Food Challenges
GLOBAL - While global food challenges are real, ADM VP Mike Baroni believes that agriculture can meet those challenges as our population ratchets 160,000 people higher every day with expectations...
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Pioneer Reports Strong 2011 Harvest Results
US - DuPont announced strong seed product performance results for the 2011 North America harvest. Farmers planting seed from DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred experienced another year...
Friday, November 18, 2011
New Holland, Case IH Showcase Bioenergy Offering at Agritechnica
GERMANY - Germany's leader role in bioenergy and biofuel is being seen at Agritechnica with both Case IH and New Holland offering new innovations to assist farmers who are interested in biomass...
Thursday, November 17, 2011
John Deere Takes Unique Approach at Agritechnica
GERMANY - This year's Agritechnica offers a unique experience for all visitors, showcasing the most advanced technology available for planting, tilling and harvesting, writes Sarah Mikesell,...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
BCPC Weed Review Highlights Challenges Ahead for Herbicides
UK - Over sixty delegates attended the 48th BCPC Annual Weed Review chaired by Dr Gordon-Anderson-Taylor, Bayer CropScience, and held at PGRO, Peterborough on 9 November. The Review addressed...
Monday, November 14, 2011
ADM Offers Premium, Low-Risk Canola Production Contracts
US & CANADA - Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced contracts for high oleic Nexera® canola that offer premiums over commodity canola with "Act of God" (AOG) protection....
Monday, November 07, 2011
Bayer CropScience Acquires Access to Wheat Germplasm from Romanian Research Institute
GERMANY - Bayer CropScience and the National Agricultural Research and Development Institute (NARDI) in Fundulea/Romania have signed a license agreement. With this agreement, Bayer gains access...
Farmers, Scientists Say Greater Efforts for Productive Crops Needed
GERMANY - Public and private institutions will need to invest more in research and development worldwide if production of wheat is to be boosted in the future. This is the conclusion drawn on...
Bunge to Invest in Palm Oil Industry
GLOBAL - Bunge Agribusiness Singapore Pte. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bunge Limited, announced that it intends to form a joint venture with PT Bumiraya Investindo ("BRI"), the Indonesian...
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Syngenta Receives Approval for Triple Stack Corn in Argentina
ARGENTINA - Syngenta announced today that the Ministry of Agriculture in Argentina has approved its triple corn stack Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21 for cultivation in the country. The triple...
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Caterpillar Completes Acquisition of MWM
GLOBAL - Caterpillar Inc. today announced it has finalized the purchase of MWM Holding GmbH (MWM) from 3i and funds managed by 3i for €580 million (approximately $800 million). This action...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Bauer Group Ends Financial Year 2010/11 with Best Results Ever
GLOBAL - The Bauer Group, world market leader in irrigation and slurry technology, ended its financial year to September 30, 2011 with the highest sales figures in the company's history....
Zhang Taolin Meets With President of John Deere
CHINA - Chinese Vice Agriculture Minister Zhang Taolin met with John Deere's President and CEO Samuel Allen and his party this week, Mr Taolin briefed him about the trend of China's agricultural...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Bayer CropScience Acquires European Oilseed Rape Business
GERMANY - Bayer CropScience has successfully completed the acquisition of the oilseed rape business of the seed company Raps GbR, headquartered in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ...
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
EC Approves Caterpillar Acquisition of MWM
GERMANY - On Wednesday, 19th of October 2011 the European Commission has agreed to the sale of the long established company MWM to Caterpillar. Please find the statement of the MWM Holding as...
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