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05 March 2019
Farm Market iD Offers On-farm Grain Storage Data to Agribusinesses
US - Farm Market iD has now added on-farm grain storage data to their powerful database, built on more than 900 million acres of land and 34 million farm fields, which are linked to 2.4 million...
14 January 2016
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...
05 November 2015
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,...
29 October 2015
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....
22 October 2015
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...
18 August 2015
Farmers Seeking Next Step in Precision Ag Choose UAVs
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said it's not just the young farmers who are interested in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), farmers of all ages are anxious to try out the latest precision...
17 August 2015
Agritechnica Is Coming to Germany in November 2015
GERMANY - Agritechnica 2015, which takes place from 10 to 14 November, is fast-approaching. Taking place in Hannover, Germany, this year’s show is aptly titled: ‘People, Technology, Innovation...
23 July 2015
India's Animal Feeds to Reach $30 Billion By 2020
INDIA - Animal feeds have been growing at a compound annual growth rate of eight per cent and will develop into a $30 billion industry by 2020....
14 May 2015
El Niño Arrives, but What Will He Do?
GLOBAL - The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Japan Meteorological Agency both announced the emergence of El Niño conditions this week, following months of being on alert. ...
29 April 2015
Alltech, Ridley Agree Merger
IRELAND - A merger of two global livestock feed companies has been agreed....
23 April 2015
British Bee Diet Blamed for Decline
UK - Different land use types cause differences in protein levels in British bee diets, which could impact on population size, according to new research from Lancaster University....
22 April 2015
UK Milling Premium Still Near this Season’s Low
UK - The UK ex-farm full-spec bread wheat milling premium continues to sit around its lowest level this season, increasing only slightly last week after dipping below £30/t for the first time...
13 April 2015
Sorghum Silage Can Replace Corn Silage When Properly Managed
US - Sorghum silage can provide a useful alternative to corn silage, but not all sorghum types have the same nutritional properties, according to two experts from the Agrilife programme at the...
08 April 2015
FAO Food Price Index Drops Further in March 2015
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 points in March 2015, down 2.6 points (1.5 per cent) from its revised February value and nearly 40 points (18.7 per cent) below its level in March...
30 March 2015
CME: Analysts Predict US Corn Plantings Down
US - Analysts' predictions showed a fall in corn plantings in the US this year ahead of the USDA planting survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
27 March 2015
US Corn Crop Expected to Drive Feed Grain Prices
US - A weather and crop specialist with CWB says, while anticipated reduced US corn planting this year will impact feed grain prices, it's unlikely to alter planting decisions on the western...
26 March 2015
A Growing Interest in Forage Sorghum
US - Continued research on sorghum could help cattle producers diversify their feedstuffs....
25 March 2015
Locally Grown Lupin Could Replace Imported Soya in Animal Feeds
WALES, UK - Scientists at Aberystwyth University have shown that home-grown lupins provide as good a source of protein as imported soya for animal and fish feeds in the UK....
20 March 2015
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry,...
12 March 2015
Few Changes to USDA Crop Estimates
US - USDA made very few changes to its crop estimates in yesterday’s March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE)  but the changes it did make were a bit unexpected, writes...
09 March 2015
UK Government Aspires to £100 Billion Bioeconomy
UK - In a cross-departmental policy paper released last week, the Government has highlighted the economic and environmental potential of the emerging bioeconomy, estimated by last year’s House...
06 March 2015
Barley Steals Some of Wheat’s Feed Demand
UK - The latest GB animal feed statistics, published by Defra, reveal that wheat lost some of its share of animal feed demand to barley in January....
25 February 2015
Drought-Stricken Cape Verde Receive Animal Feed, Crop Seeds
CAPE VERDE - The FAO will provide food crop seeds, animal feed and drip irrigation equipment to help thousands of people in Cape Verde whose food security and livelihoods are at risk following...
13 February 2015
Water a Limiting Factor to Corn Silage Quality
US - Minimizing yield losses while reducing groundwater usage is a continual goal for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists on the High Plains, where quantities of water from the Ogallala Aquifer...
05 February 2015
NFU: Agriculture Has Already Done Its Part to Reduce Deficit
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers, ranchers, and rural America....
30 January 2015
Feed Industry Discuss Critical Issues at 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting
GLOBAL - The 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with the FAO brought together a record number of feed industry representatives and government officials...
21 January 2015
High-protein Soybean Aimed at Feed Market Released
US - A new high-yield, high-protein conventional soybean variety from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is being tipped as an ideal choice for the animal feed market....
16 January 2015
CME: WASDE Provided USDA’s Final 2014 Crop Estimates
US - A quick note on Monday’s record-high FI hog slaughter: It really wasn’t all on Monday. USDA’s estimate for Monday was a record high daily total of 455,000 head, write Steve Meyer and...
13 January 2015
Registration Open for Feed Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference
US - Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association's annual Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference, which is slated for March 11-13, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress...
09 January 2015
Online Feed Manufacturing Course Announced
US - The American Feed Industry Association in partnership with the IGP Institute of the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University will host a distance education programme...
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