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14 January 2016
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....
09 April 2015
New GM Rice Shows Improved Disease Immunity
US - Rice disease immunity can be improved by transferred genes from other species, according to new research from the University of California-Davis....
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,...
03 March 2015
Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in...
23 February 2015
Understanding the Impact of El Niño on the World's Agriculture
GLOBAL - During El Niño episodes the normal patterns of tropical precipitation and atmospheric circulation become disrupted triggering extreme climate events around the globe: droughts, floods...
26 January 2015
New Task Force to Improve Agriculture Risk Management Programmes
CANADA - The Manitoba government is establishing a new task force to evaluate existing programmes and policies used to help farmers recover from climate-related challenges such as flooding, with...
23 January 2015
NFU Women’s Conference Provides Skills and Guidance
US - National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 2015 Women’s Conference concluded this week, providing participants with tools and information to confidently manage risks in their farm or ranch operations...
22 January 2015
Call for Proper Risk Assessment of Possible Endocrine Disruptors
UK -The British Crop Production Council has called for a proper risk assessment on possible endocrine disruptors....
14 January 2015
Israel Extends Agri Cooperation with India
INDIA - To take agriculture cooperation between two countries to new level, Israel has signed the third phase of agriculture cooperation project for next three years (2015-2018), Israel's agriculture...
13 January 2015
USDA Reports to Support Corn Prices
US - The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the USDA has released the final estimates of the size of the 2014 US corn and soybean crops and estimates of the stocks of corn and...
12 December 2014
Survey: Market Volatility Taking Toll on Farmers
UK - After the last two NFU survey results revealed a largely positive outlook within agriculture, latest results show a marked dip in short term confidence among farmers and growers....
09 December 2014
How Will December 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Be Interpreted?
US - It is always a challenge to anticipate the USDA's quarterly estimate of corn stocks, but the estimate of the December 1 inventory, to be released on January 12, 2015, is a special challenge,...
05 December 2014
Market Analyst: How Are Markets and Weather Affecting Grains?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
21 November 2014
Market Analyst: How is Harsh US Weather Affecting the Markets?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
12 November 2014
Several Years of Lower Crop Prices Predicted
INDIA - Grain producers should consider cutting costs to prepare for what could be several years of lower crop prices, Purdue University agricultural economists say....
10 November 2014
What's in Store for 2015? Farm Economics Summit Scheduled
US - Record yields, pork virus and drought-ravaged beef all had a major impact on markets this year. How might this affect the outlook for next year?...
07 November 2014
Market Analyst: Grains Find Support Towards End of Week
ANALYSIS - Grains find their support towards the end of this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
24 October 2014
Market Analyst: Markets Boosted by Weather
ANALYSIS - Markets have improved this week, supported by US harvest weather and Brazilian planting weather, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
22 October 2014
Chicago Soybean Prices Ease as US Harvest Advances
US - Delays to the US soybean harvest last week provided some support for the market and Chicago Nov-14 futures prices rallied $18.28/t between 1 and 16 October, peaking at £355.09/t last Thursday...
17 October 2014
Market Analyst: Grain Prices Supported This Week
ANALYSIS - Several market factors have supported grains prices this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
16 October 2014
Special Report: How is Ebola Impacting the Global Food Situation?
GLOBAL - In Western Africa, the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has disrupted markets, farming activities and livelihoods, seriously affecting the food security...
14 October 2014
CME Group Cuts Workforce by 5 Per Cent
US - As part of its recently announced restructuring, CME Group said it will reduce the company's global workforce this week by roughly 5 percent or about 150 positions. ...
13 October 2014
Ebola Threatens Global Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO has launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive...
10 October 2014
Market Analyst: Fight Returns to Grain Futures
ANALYSIS - This week saw corn have it's first higher close in five weeks, following wheats first higher close in six weeks, last week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
09 October 2014
'Be Realistic' When Projecting Success of 2014
CANADA - When it comes to planning it’s important to base projections on realistic numbers, according to an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) specialist....
07 October 2014
Allendale Expects USDA Will Lower Acreage
ANALYSIS - Analysts at Allendale Inc. expect to see USDA lower acreage in Friday's reports. ...
30 September 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 1 1/2 cents at $3.24 1/2 today. ...
29 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Will Hong Kong Protests Affect Markets?
GLOBAL - China is celebrating a week-long national holiday this week, which could make for quieter trading in many markets. The market place is also keeping a wary eye on a big pro-democracy...
26 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, Asian and European stock markets followed Wall Street’s Thursday lead to trade lower Friday. ...
Allendale Inc. Sees Higher Corn, Lower Bean Stocks
US - Allendale Inc estimates end of the marketing year corn, at 1.194 billion bushels, which is higher than USDA's September 11 estimate of 1.181....
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