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01 November 2013
CropWorld Global 2013: Water Resource and Irrigation
THE NETHERLANDS - In the face of a rapidly growing population and associated demand for food, the agricultural sector, representing 70 per cent of all freshwater abstractions globally, has a...
Namibia Food Security Pressured By Drought Conditions
NAMIBIA - Drought pressure has taken its toll on livestock as well as the cereal yields, which have taken a big hit this year. ...
Benin Harvest Prospects Mixed Following Irregular Rains
BENIN - Harvesting of first season maize crop has just been completed in the South. In the North, which only has one rainy season, the harvesting of cereals has begun....
31 October 2013
Stay Ahead of Light Leaf Spot
UK - Up-to-date fungicide performance information for controlling light leaf spot is now available from HCGA. Results from 2012/13 and recent years show that, although tricky to control, fungicide...
30 October 2013
South African Farmers Wait for Drought Relief Assistance
SOUTH AFRICA - North West Premier Thandi Modise says everything is being done to expedite the financial assistance that farmers require to mitigate against the drought conditions they are currently...
Heavy Rains Hit Aquaculture, Paddy, Horticulture
INDIA - Aquaculture in Konaseema, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and paddy as well as horticulture in the entire East Godavari district were damaged due to heavy rains for the last six days....
29 October 2013
CropWorld Global 2013: How Do We Feed Our Growing Population?
THE NETHERLANDS - This week, Amsterdam hosts the 4th Annual CropWorld Global 2013 Conference. Leading international experts from the agrochemical and crop industry, key policymakers and regulators...
Crops in North Indian Coastal Districts Take Beating Due to Downpour
INDIA - Farmers in the north coastal region who were already reeling under the affect of the recent Cyclone Phailin are facing heavy rains....
28 October 2013
Australia Weather: Rainfall Restricts Grain Harvest
AUSTRALIA - Much of Australia has recently experienced hot, dry and gusty weather conditions. Bushfires across eastern New South Wales have burnt out significant areas of bushland, forests and...
Integrated Approach Necessary to Boost Seed Performance, Yields
US - Seeds play a crucial role in increasing productivity in global agriculture. However, according to Rabobank’s latest report, the seed industry needs to shift its focus away from increasing...
25 October 2013
VIDEO: Higher Corn, Soybean Yields put Indiana Grain Industry Back to Work
US - A return to better crop-production weather and larger corn and soybean yields have combined to give much of Indiana's grain-handling industry a full workload after the 2012 drought left...
18 October 2013
Erratic Weather and Locust Invasion Leave Millions Food Insecure
MADAGASCAR - As many as 4 million people in rural areas of Madagascar are food insecure following this year's reduced harvest. Production of rice – the Indian Ocean island's staple – and...
The 2012 Drought, Net Incomes with and without Insurance, and a Policy Concern
US - The 2012 drought dramatically lowered yields on many Illinois farms, leading to large crop insurance payments. Herein, net incomes on Illinois grain farms with and without crop insurance...
15 October 2013
Cereals Harvest to Be Above Average Despite Floods
NIGER - Another above average cereal harvest is expected this year as pasture conditions improve nationally, reports the World Food and Agriculture Organisation. ...
08 October 2013
Czech Farmers To Receive Flood Compensation
CZECH REPUBLIC – Farmers hit by the disastrous floods in June have received a government memorandum telling them they can seek compensation, to be issued from the European Commission. ...
07 October 2013
Indiana Fall Weather a 'Dominant Driver' this Year
US - The lack of a developing, dominant weather system coupled with erratic changes over the past year indicate that Indiana could be in for wide swings in weather in the early weeks of autumn,...
04 October 2013
Can Science and Technology Meet Global Food Production Needs?
ANALYSIS - Future demand for food will define the shape of the livestock, agriculture and farming sectors and their support industries, writes Chris Harris. ...
02 October 2013
Texas Rain Spurs Wheat Planting; Slows Cotton Harvesting
US - Though much of the state remained under severe drought, rainfall during the last two weeks shrank the areas of extreme drought, according to the US Drought Monitor and reports from Texas...
30 September 2013
More Rain Needed to Recover Argentina Wheat Crop
ARGENTINA - The 2013 wheat crop is in the early development stage. Driven by elevated domestic prices, area planted was up almost eight per cent from last year’s sharply reduced level to 3.4...
Aquaculture Facilities Damaged After Hurricanes Hit Mexico
MEXICO - Around 381 aquaculture facilities in Mexico have been damaged after hurricane Manuel and hurricane Ingrid hit the Mexican state Sinaloa. ...
27 September 2013
US Share in Japanese Milling Industry Dropped due to Drought
US - US corn has traditionally enjoyed over 95 per cent of the market share in the Japanese milling industry. This past year, however, the US share dropped to around 80 per cent due to the US...
25 September 2013
Keep Cover Crops Until Spring to Protect Fields
US - University of Minnesota Extension encourages producers to keep cover crops in place until spring....
Food Security Remains Turbulent in Djibouti
DJIBOUTI - Favourable “karan/karma” rains (July-September) improved pasture conditions and water availability in most north-western inland pastoral areas....
Farmer's Voice Brought to International Climate Change Discussion
US - This week, National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson joined world leaders from business and government and America's top faith, military, agriculture and health representatives...
23 September 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Markets A 'Mixed Bag'
ANALYSIS - The marketplace is a bit of a mixed bag as the week kicks off, according to grains analyst Jim Wyckoff, with soybeans under pressure due to harvest progress....
Canada Winter Cereals Yield Better Than Expected
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada reports the yield and quality of the 2012-2013 winter cereal crop has been far better than had been expected....
20 September 2013
Excellent Cereal Crop Yields Reported by Manitoba Farmers
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Initiatives reports, for the most part, cereal crop yields across the province this year have been excellent....
19 September 2013
Australia Expects Record Value of Farm Production
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s gross value of farm production is expected to achieve a record of A$49 billion in 2013-14, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics...
Favourable Conditions for Malawi 2013/14 Cropping Season
MALAWI - Planting of cereal crop in the 2013/14 cropping season (September-June) is about to begin. ...
18 September 2013
Mexico 2013 Maize Production Firm at Last Year’s Strong Levels
MEXICO - Harvesting of the 2013 autumn-winter maize crop was completed in August and the output is estimated at about 4.8 million tonnes, about 13 per cent below the good crop of the same season...
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