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14 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Global El Niño Lowers Early Production Outlook in Southern Africa
GLOBAL - Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures....
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Reports: Winter Wheat Surprises with Second Lowest Planting since 1913
ANALYSIS - USDA released four reports on Tuesday with implications for the grain and livestock markets, but the winter wheat planting survey stole the show coming in at only 36.609 million acres...
13 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil's Ag Exports at Record Levels in 2015
BRAZIL - The amount of soybeans, corn, fresh chicken, coffee and pulp sold abroad in 2015 registered a record for Brazil's agribusiness trade....
11 January 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand El Niño Impacts to Hit NZ Farmers for Months
NEW ZEALAND - Recent rain has been a welcome respite from ongoing dry weather conditions in much of the country, but farmers in drought-affected parts of New Zealand will continue to feel the...
17 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
Crop Industry News from European Union Income Per EU Agricultural Worker Down by 4.3 Per Cent
EU - Real agricultural income in the European Union (EU) has fallen by 6.0 per cent in 2015 compared with 2014, while agricultural labour input has dropped by 1.8 per cent....
02 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Notice Increase in Severe Weather Events
UK - As the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) today hosts its ‘Farmers’ Day’, a new survey from the National Farmers Union has highlighted the damage that severe weather events have inflicted...
01 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Rabobank Outlook 2016: Bearish Grains, Bullish for Hogs
ANALYSIS - Agri commodity stocks remain comfortable and are expected to limit price gains to modest levels throughout 2016 for grains and oilseeds, while hogs, sugar and coffee prices are expected...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Thousands of British Farmers to Receive BPS Payments on 1st Dec
UK - The Government's Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has announced that around 30,000 farmers are set to receive their 2015 Basic Payment Scheme payments on Tuesday 1 December....
30 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Collaborates on Ag Research with Ireland, Northern Ireland
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said that the partnership with Ireland and Northern Ireland will allow the three countries to maximise investments in research intended to help solve...
13 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Weather: El Niño’s Global Impact, US November Outlook
ANALYSIS - El Niño is expected to peak in December, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....
09 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lords Look at Creating Resilient EU Agriculture Sector
UK - The House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Energy and the Environment have launched a new inquiry into how the agriculture industry can respond to price volatility and help make farming more...
05 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Feed Grains Markets Grow in a Shrinking World
ANALYSIS - Stable and, in some cases, even higher stocks and favourable harvests of maize, wheat and other cereals offer livestock producers the prospect of stable feed prices in the coming year,...
Crop Industry News from Global Honeybee Veterinary Medicine
GLOBAL - Honeybees are an essential part of farming and the wider ecosystem, but since the mid-1990s, bee populations around the world have suffered a dramatic decline through a combination of...
29 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Parliament Rejects National Bans on GM Feed
EU - The European Parliament has comprehensively rejected a European Commission plan to allow individual member states to ban genetically modified food or feed on their territories....
26 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Royal Summit Shows Help is at Hand for Crisis-Hit UK Farmers
UK - The Prince of Wales joined a summit on Friday looking at ways to help farm businesses suffering from the current adverse market conditions....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Government Rules on How Supermarket Deal with Suppliers – Do You Know the Rules?
UK - A new e-book has been launched to help suppliers to the UK's major supermarkets fully understand the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), allowing them to be more aware of their rights...
22 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union European GM Opt-Out Would Put Rural Jobs at Risk
EU - A feed industry assessment has suggested that an "opt-out" proposal for member states to be allowed to prohibit the use of GM feed in their countries would lead to reduced competitiveness...
20 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States The Scoop on Poop – Why is Manure Important?
ANALYSIS - For years, livestock farmers have used manure as a fertilizer, soil amendment, energy source and even construction material....
Crop Industry News from Global Agriculture Production Must Increase 60% to Feed Planet
GLOBAL - Feeding the world’s growing population requires targeted investments to unleash the productive potential of millions living in rural areas, where nearly 80 per cent of the world’s...
Crop Industry News from Global Agriculture Must Embrace Technology, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - Agriculture must become 'smarter' by taking advantage of modern technology and data in order to feed the world, according to a report presented by Rabobank at Expo Milano 2015....
16 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Could Satellites Change Systems for Farming and Aquaculture?
ANALYSIS - Developments in satellite, space and tracking technology are starting to have repercussions far beyond field mapping for crops and GPS guidance systems for farm machinery....
15 October 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Politicians Agree to Strengthen Organic Rules
EUROPE - Organic farmers, processors, traders and importers must meet higher but realistic sustainability criteria and undergo strict food fraud checks to boost trust in the EU organic label,...
14 October 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale, Inc: What Will WASDE Mean for Grain Prices
ANALYSIS - Friday's USDA World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report showed a decline in beginning US stocks for the current crop year as well as a drop in world corn stocks. ...
Crop Industry News from European Union Survey Highlights Consumer Misunderstanding of Food Waste
EU - A Flash Eurobarometer survey on food waste has confirmed that few Europeans understand the meaning of 'use by' and 'best before' dates....
08 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Global Agriculture Faces Decade of Flat or Falling Prices
GLOBAL - World Prices for food will remain flat or could fall over the next 10 years because of the current growth in agricultural production....
25 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Global El Niño: Effects on 2015 Grain Production
WORLD - According to reports from the Climate Prediction Center, there is a greater than 90 per cent probability that the current El Niño will continue until the end of the year, and 85 per...
21 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Targeted Technology to Solve Agricultural Challenges
ANALYSIS - Agriculture and livestock farming needs to target better what it is putting into production in order to achieve improved yields....
11 September 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US FAA Addressing Drone Challenges, Promises
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has praised the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its efforts to address the challenges and promises offered by Unmanned...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Environment Subsidies Have Positive Effect
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge has suggested that subsidies provided to farmers to protect the environment do have a positive effect....
 
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