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29 January 2014
Third Largest Grain Crop Expected for South Australia
AUSTRALIA - South Australian grain growers are on track to record the state's third largest crop on record....
28 January 2014
Farm Payment Advice Reminders for Saturated South
UK – Subsidy payment and farm management advice is being given to farmers after exceptional rainfall has left vast swathes of south and south west England under water....
Agriculture Sector Grew in 2013 Despite Typhoons
PHILIPPINES - With poultry, palay, and a host of other key subsectors posting healthy growth rates, agriculture in the Philippines managed to expand by a respectable 1.15 per cent from January...
23 January 2014
Dry Weather Promotes Fieldwork, Slows Winter Forage Growth
US - Except for a very few showers, Texas remained dry during mid-January, according to the National Weather Service and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel....
21 January 2014
Crop Sowing Crosses 625 Lakh Hectare Area
INDIA - The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during the week ending 17.1.2014 stands at 625.65 lakh hectare as compared to 596.20 lakh hectare at this time last year....
15 January 2014
Protecting Our Water, Soil and Air
UK - Defra has released a publication designed to inform farmers, growers and land managers on good agricultural practice for water, soil and air....
Winter Cereal Crops Well Protected by Snow Cover
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada and the Saskatchewan Winter Cereal Development Commission reports, despite the recent cold snap, the majority of winter cereal crops planted...
Drought Further Recedes but Winter Wheat Still Challenged
US - Drought conditions continued to recede in Texas, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel....
13 January 2014
World Food Prices Stay High, but Steady
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 206.7 points in December, nearly unchanged from the previous month, with a sharp increase in dairy prices and high meat values balancing out a steep...
Sustainable Food Toolkit Launched
US - As the world's population swells beyond 10 billion people later this century, what can we do to sustain the farmland, energy and water supplies needed to keep everyone fed?...
10 January 2014
Grain Analysts Share Outlook of USDA Expectations
ANALYSIS – The CME Group hosted three grain analysts who shared corn, soybean and wheat industry expectations ahead of the slew of USDA reports to be released on Friday, reports Sarah Mikesell,...
31 December 2013
Research Raises Concerns About Global Crop Yield Projections
GLOBAL - About 30 percent of the major global cereal crops – rice, wheat and corn - may have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers’ fields, according to UNL research published...
24 December 2013
Study Highlights Key Role Soil Structure Plays in Water Uptake by Crops
UK - The increased global consumption of food means that there is an increasing yield gap between crop production and crop usage. ...
19 December 2013
Abundant Snow Cover Offers Protection for Winter Wheat Crops
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada says abundant snow cover in much of Saskatchewan and Manitoba should provide the protection necessary to allow cereal crops planted last...
18 December 2013
Peanut Yields About Average Despite 'Rough' August
US - With about 120,000 to 125,000 acres harvested, and about average yields, this year’s peanut crop is certainly much better than it has been the past few growing seasons, according to a...
17 December 2013
UNFCCC Warsaw Climate Change Conference 2013
POLAND - Warsaw in Poland recently played host to COP19, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference....
09 December 2013
Delayed Onset of Algeria Seasonal Rains at Start of Cropping Season
ALGERIA - Planting of the 2013/14 winter wheat and coarse grains is underway. In some central and western areas a delayed onset of seasonal rains may have affected planting operations....
04 December 2013
Australia Crop Production Increases, with Regional Variations
AUSTRALIA - Winter crop production is forecast to increase by 12 per cent this season to a total of 42.1 million tonnes, according to the December edition of the Australian Crop Report....
Improving Environment Yields and Welfare with Trees
ANALYSIS - Using trees as shelter belts around fields can increase yields and margins, reduce run-off and soil erosion and help improve the eco system by providing shelter for animals and pollinators,...
28 November 2013
Rolling Plains Cotton Harvest Halted by Wintery Bluster
US - Though temporarily halted by a wintery mix of rain and snow, the Rolling Plains cotton harvest was on schedule, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....
Africa: More Crop Per Drop
AFRICA - The weather is an important factor in the success of any farming enterprise. A good farmer should always plan for possible change; "cursing the weather", as the saying goes, "is never...
26 November 2013
Queensland Drought Intensifies
ANALYSIS - Over 65 per cent of the state of Queensland has been officially drought declared, writes Gemma Hyland. ...
22 November 2013
Post-typhoon Rice Damage Assessed in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) are assessing the extent of the damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda)...
19 November 2013
Why Should Crop Protection Practices be Recorded?
ANALYSIS - Collecting and recording data on crop protection practices should not just be seen as a legal requirement, writes Chris Harris....
Philippines Acts to Help Farmers, Fishermen after Typhoon
PHILIPPINES - Following the impact of the typhoon Haiyan, the Philippine Department of Agriculture has set up interventions intended to stabilise markets, provide seeds for early recovery of...
15 November 2013
Favourable Rains Predicted for Start of 2013/14 Cropping Season
MOZAMBIQUE - Seasonal rains commenced in the second half of October in southern regions and some coastal areas, aiding land preparation and planting for the 2013/14 cropping season (October-June)....
13 November 2013
Ethiopia To Enjoy Above Average Yields
ETHIOPIA - Production prospects are favourable as the main meher season crops are harvested and the market is in a promising position as cereals are at record highs, write agricultural commentators...
12 November 2013
Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Thousands Dead and Farming Operations Destroyed
PHILIPPINES - A super typhoon has wreaked havoc across many southern and central regions of the Philippines leaving around 12,000 people dead and thousands without access to food and clean...
08 November 2013
Agritechnica 2013: Ag Digital Unveiled
GERMANY - Ag Digital, the free publication highlighting Agritechnica 2013, is now available to download....
04 November 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Mixed Prices at Start of Week
ANALYSIS - All eyes are on this week's USDA Crop Production report, to gauge the size of the corn and soy crops, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
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