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07 April 2015
Brazil Minister Praises Agricultural Performance
BRAZIL - The Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Supply Katia Abreu has praised the strong performance of agriculture in Brazil....
02 April 2015
US Corn Planting Way Behind, But Should We Be Worried?
US - US corn plantings are well behind average progress for this point in the season, with very few states having begun planting, should we be concerned?...
CME: Higher Corn and Lower Soybean Plantings Than Expected
US - The USDA’s Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports both pointed to larger than expected corn supplies and smaller than expected soybean supplies, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
01 April 2015
Soybean-based Air Freshener Tops in Purdue Student Contest
US - A team that created a soybean-based air freshener won the top prize in the 2015 Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Purdue University....
31 March 2015
New Soy Sourcing Guidelines Welcomed by AIC
EUROPE - New Soy Sourcing Guidelines from the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) have been recognised by The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) as an important...
19 March 2015
US Crop Rumours Are Just That
US - Warm and dry weather in parts of the US, while continuing to cause some fears for winter wheat, are expected to support maize and soybean planting pace....
16 March 2015
Are Neonicotinoids Reducing Crop Yields?
GLOBAL - Beetles that are helpful to farmers can be poisoned if they feed on slugs that have eaten crops treated with neonicotinoids, a new study reports. ...
13 March 2015
Record Low Snowpack in Western US
US – Warm temperatures in February contributed to further snowpack decline in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, according to data from the third 2015 forecast by the United States Department...
Farmers Profit from Wet Fields, Migrating Birds
US – Farmers who have a hard-to-farm wet spot on their land may be able to turn it into a well-drained, profitable field by providing a temporary wet habitat for migrating birds. ...
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...
11 March 2015
Soybeans at Risk in Argentina
ARGENTINA - Northern growing regions in Argentina have been hit by heavy rain over the past week, which has resulted in flooding in fields of soybean crops. ...
23 February 2015
US Soybean Area Estimates Surprise Analysts
US - US soybean plantings are expected to be lower in 2015 compared with last year, the USDA announced at its annual outlook conference last week. ...
12 February 2015
China Eyes GMO Progress Amid Crop Shrinkage
CHINA - Research and commercialisation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) are expected to gain momentum in China after years of GM crop decline amid public safety concerns....
India’s January Oilmeal Exports Down by 63 Per Cent
INDIA - Due to falling prices of soybean globally, India’s oilmeals export has recorded a drop of 63 per cent at 159,892 tonnes during January 2015....
11 February 2015
India’s Oilmeal Exports to Iran Down by 70 Per Cent
INDIA - India’s oilmeal exports to Iran have rerecorded a drop of 70.31 per cent at 322,091 tonnes during April 2014 to January 2015....
10 February 2015
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rising
CHINA - The price of major farm produce in China rose last week according to a survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
06 February 2015
Brazil Seeking More Agriculture Trade with China
BRAZIL - The Chinese market is vital to the growth of Brazil's agricultural sector, and the country plans to focus on expanding exports to the world's second-biggest economy, newly elected Brazilian...
FAO Food Price Index Falls Again
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 182.7 points in January 2015, down 3.6 points (1.9 per cent) from its revised* (reduced) December 2014 value....
04 February 2015
Crop Seminar to Focus on Grain Storage, Management
US - With on-farm stocks of corn and soybeans up significantly following last year’s record yields, organisers of the upcoming Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar decided to focus this year’s...
02 February 2015
Feed Outlook: Arable Output to Break Records By 2018
GLOBAL – World grain stocks will tighten over the coming years but, after a small contraction, harvests will rise back to record breaking levels, predicts a grain market monitoring body....
30 January 2015
Chinese Food Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 medium and large cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
27 January 2015
Soybean Research to Reduce Disease and Improve Yields
CANADA - The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing more than C$443,000 in research to support the growth and sustainability of Manitoba's soybean sector....
21 January 2015
Issues Stemming from January USDA Reports
US - The USDA's final estimates of 2014 US production and estimates of December 1, 2014 stocks released on January 12 revealed some potentially important issues for the corn and soybean markets,...
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....
20 January 2015
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA – Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly during the week of 5-11 January, although meat, poultry fish and eggs all saw small falls according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized...
Yield Limitations to be Explored at Farm Meeting
UK - What are the factors constraining yield? This is the question to be addressed at the next HGCA Monitor Farm meeting near Winchester....
19 January 2015
Why is McDonald's Passionate about Sustainability?
ANALYSIS - Francesca DeBiase, VP Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability at McDonald's, said McDonald's vision is to source all of their food and products sustainably....
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...
14 January 2015
India’s Oilmeal Exports Down by 42 Per Cent
INDIA - Exports of oilmeal from India has recorded a drop of 42 per cent at 1.84 million tonnes during April to December 2014....
13 January 2015
Favourable Weather Boosts Brazil Soybeans
BRAZIL - Over the weekend rains have been favourable in Mato Grosso, one of Brazil’s largest soybean growing states, providing good moisture for the growing crops....
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