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19 May 2014
Global Food, Agriculture Sustainable Business Principles Unveiled
GLOBAL - The United Nations (UN) has launched the Food and Agriculture Business Principles - the first global voluntary business principles for the whole food and agriculture sector aiming at...
16 May 2014
HGCA Helps Growers Keep on Top of Weeds
UK - HGCA has updated two publications so that growers have the most up-to-date information to deal with weeds on their farms....
Documenting Grain Loss in the Brazilian Harvesting Supply Chain
US & BRAZIL - Documenting grain losses at different stages of the supply chain provides an important baseline for measuring improvements of grain quality. Researchers in the Department of Agricultural...
14 May 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - July corn futures closed up 2 3/4 cents at $5.02 1/4 Tuesday....
13 May 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Price Action in Grains
ANALYSIS - There's mixed price action at the start of the week across the grains markets, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
09 May 2014
Punjab to Introduce Cotton Mechanisation Plan
INDIA - In order to maximize cotton cultivators profit in the state, Punjab state has decided to implement cotton mechanisation programme in cotton-producing Malwa belt of south-west Punjab,...
Europe 'Not Doing Enough' to Promote Responsible Soy Production
BRAZIL & EU - European companies that use soy for animal feed or animal products are not doing nearly enough to encourage responsible growers to reduce the negative impacts of soy production,...
08 May 2014
WATCH: Oklahoma State Desperate for Rain as Drought Ruins Wheat Crop
US - Oklahoma's wheat crop is down 38 per cent from the previous five-year average, as a result of severe on-going drought across the state....
McDonald's Showcases Innovative, Sustainable Suppliers
GLOBAL - McDonald’s announced its “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” winners in a report highlighting how suppliers achieved significant results by identifying opportunities and applying...
07 May 2014
DuPont Pioneer, AGCO Announce Collaboration to Deliver Real-Time Information to Growers
GLOBAL - DuPont Pioneer and AGCO Corporation have announced a global collaboration to bring wireless data transfer technology solutions to farmers in leading agricultural markets, including the...
National Climate Assessment Confirms Farmers Fears
US - The National Climate Assessment only confirms what family farmers and ranchers have been experiencing: global climate change is increasing the occurrence and severity of volatile weather...
06 May 2014
Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resilience to Climate Change
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $860,000 to help 14 communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the...
05 May 2014
ICAR To Sell 30 Farm Techs at Agri-Innovation Conclave
INDIA - India’s government owned agriculture research organization, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will be selling 30 of its farm technologies developed under the National Agricultural...
01 May 2014
Can We Feed the World Using Foley's Five Steps?
ANALYSIS - National Geographic has launched a new series starting this month continuing through the end of the year that will focus on food and the challenge of feeding the global population...
Food Safety Partnership Between Denmark and China
CHINA & DENMARK - On 25 April, a new memorandum of understanding between DTU and CFSA was signed by Martin Bendsøe, DTU Senior Vice President and Dean, at a ceremony in Beijing witnessed by...
29 April 2014
Star Agriwarehousing Gets $41 million Funding From Temasek
INDIA - Star Agriwarehousing and Collateral Management Limited, a post harvest solutions provider has received $41 million funding from Singapore based investment company, Temasek....
28 April 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Higher Overnight
GLOBAL - This is a very busy week of U.S. economic data, highlighted by the latest FOMC meeting of the Federal Reserve on Tuesday and Wednesday, the gross domestic product report on Wednesday...
25 April 2014
Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome - How Can You Avoid the Risk?
ANALYSIS - Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is one of the most important diseases of soybean in the Midwest....
24 April 2014
What Are International Soybean Buyers Looking For?
ANALYSIS - The US Soybean Export Council is launching the US Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol to define the characteristics of sustainable soy, which is exactly what international buyers...
Long-term Research Shows Increased Sustainability for US Agriculture
US - Agricultural producers have been engaged in sustainable farming practices for many years as an inherent part of their work. ...
23 April 2014
UK Gov't Announces Eight New Renewables Projects
UK - Eight major renewable electricity projects are unveiled today as part of the government’s world leading electricity reforms, giving a massive boost to green growth and green jobs....
21 April 2014
Pollen Collected by Bees Contaminated with Toxic Pesticides
EU - Over two third of the pollen that honeybees collected from European fields and brought to their hives to feed their larvae is contaminated with a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides....
18 April 2014
Professor Leads Recommendations on Climate Change Mitigation
US - The latest assessment of global climate change is out and scientists from around the world have recommended changes including some in agriculture, forestry and other land use designed to...
National Research to Deliver Local Solutions at Cereals 2014
UK - The role of national and independent research in delivering local solutions will be the focus of HGCA’s crop management research plots at Cereals 2014....
USDA Researchers Simplify Pyrolysis Processes for Bio-oil Production
US - Innovations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are bringing researchers one step closer to developing "green" biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy...
15 April 2014
Agriculture's Greenhouse Gas Emissions on the Rise
GLOBAL - New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30...
Sustainable Profitable Agriculture with Biodiversity Conservation
EU - Economically viable agriculture can be combined with effective biodiversity conservation according to a recent EU funded study....
14 April 2014
Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain where appropriate....
Drought Measures, Milk Quotas on EU Ag Committee Agenda
EU - On the agenda for the upcoming Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting are weather-related crop difficulties in Cyprus and Latvia as well as legal aspects to the end of milk quotas....
10 April 2014
Irish President Tours FAI Farm During State Visit to UK
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state...
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