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10 April 2012
Canola Tours Scheduled for Kansas
US - Kansas farmers will have several opportunities to get a first-hand look at canola fields and research plots in Kansas during the Canola Field Tours scheduled this spring, said Mike Stamm,...
30 March 2012
Food Versus Fuel - The Debate Continues
ANALYSIS - Food versus fuel is the alliterative catchphrase we're hearing more often, and as the global population increases, the need for more sustainable sources of fuel rises, writes Gemma...
27 March 2012
CropWorld North America 2012 Kicks Off
GLOBAL - CropWorld North America 2012 kicked off today in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, with speakers addressing policy challenges, new technologies, regulatory issues as well as sustainability...
26 March 2012
DuPont Wins Award for Feedstock Innovation
US - DuPont has won the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Award in the Sustainable Feedstock Innovation Category for its Stover Harvest Collection Project....
21 March 2012
Plant Science Critical to Health of the Nation
UK - Innovation in plant science is essential not only to safeguard the supply of safe, high quality, affordable food, but also to maintain the health and well-being of the nation....
19 March 2012
Sorghum for Ethanol Increases
US - Around one third of the current sorghum crop is used to make ethanol. However, the industry is hoping to see that number grow....
16 March 2012
Leaders Debate Land Use for Food or Fuel
UK - Experts from agriculture and the biofuels industry came together at the BP Biofuels Sustainable Resilience Series in London to discuss the future of UK wheat and how it can be a sustainable...
14 March 2012
Ag Implications of US, European Market Volatility
ANALYSIS - If you think corn and soybeans have been volatile, you haven't seen anything yet was the opening message from Jim Wiesemeyer, senior vice president of Informa Economics, at a Commodity...
12 March 2012
2012 Commodity Classic Hot Topic Roundup
ANALYSIS - This year's Commodity Classic, held in Nashville, Tennessee, USA in early March, had US farmers out in full force to learn about the industry's hottest topics, writes Sarah Mikesell,...
05 March 2012
Vilsack: Passing US Farm Bill Is Critical
ANALYSIS - US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made it clear in his speech to a standing-room-only crowd of US farmers and ranchers at Commodity Classic on Friday that the most important item...
02 March 2012
Growers Consider Technology, Risk Management at Commodity Classic
ANALYSIS - Growers packed the Commodity Classic tradeshow floor in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on Thursday to see the latest technology as they look to the 2012 growing season, reports Sarah Mikesell,...
01 March 2012
CAP Reforms Face Bumpy Ride with EU Parliament
ANALYSIS - The reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy could be in for a bumpy ride when they come before the European Parliament. ...
29 February 2012
Bayer's Ag Issues Forum Offers Sustainability, Economic Insights
ANALYSIS - Bayer CropScience hosted the 2012 Ag Issues Forum today in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with topics covering sustainability, global economic trends and global food security, writes Sarah...
28 February 2012
Sustainable Intensification to Meet Growing Demand
ANALYSIS - Growth in the global population of 35 per cent by 2050, with 70 per cent of this population living in urban areas will produce greater and greater demand for food, writes Chris Harris. ...
24 February 2012
Food Security on the Agenda at Dubbo Grains Update
AUSTRALIA - The latest on global food security and the implications for the Australian grains industry will be presented to advisers and growers at the upcoming Grains Research and Development...
22 February 2012
NFU AGM - Farming to Help Kick Start Economy
UK - The UK's £100 billion food and farming industry can help to kick start the country's economic recovery, writes Chris Harris. ...
Attraction of Renewable Options for Farming Community
ANALYSIS - The major drivers for the farming community to adopt a variety of renewable fuels will be the high and rising oil process and the problems of food security, writes TheCropSite Editor...
NFU AGM - CAP Greening Will Not Penalise Champions
UK - The greening of the Common Agricultural Policy will not "penalise the champions", writes Chris Harris from the National Farmers Union Conference in Birmingham. ...
South Korea, US FTA Implemented in March
US & SOUTH KOREA - United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced earlier this week, that the free trade agreement between the United States and South Korea (KORUS FTA) will be implemented...
21 February 2012
NFU AGM - Protests Greet Conference Delegates
UK - As delegates gathered at the National Farmers' Union conference in Birmingham today (Tuesday) they were greeted with protest from animal welfarists protesting over forthcoming badger culls,...
16 February 2012
John Deere Innovations Recognised at Spanish Agricultural Trade Fair
SPAIN - A number of innovative John Deere solutions have been recognised with awards at this year's FIMA fair in Zaragoza (14-18 February 2012), Spain's most prestigious international agricultural...
ENERGY NOW - NFU Offers Energy Advice Service
UK - The National Farmers Union is launching an energy helpline service for farmers. ...
ENERGY NOW - Help for Farmers to Develop AD
UK - A new consultancy service for farmers looking to branch out into anaerobic digestion and biogas production was launched at the Energy Now exhibition and conference at the Three Counties...
15 February 2012
Allendale: Cattle is "Trade of the Year"
ANALYSIS - Rich Nelson, Allendale, Inc. director of research, said the US cattle market is "the trade of the year" and is bullish beef due to cattle liquidation and production issues, reports...
13 February 2012
Strong Exhibitor Demand for EuroTier 2012
HANOVER, GERMANY - There are clear signs of exceptionally high exhibitor participation from home and abroad in the world's top event for animal husbandry, EuroTier, to be held in Hanover from...
12 February 2012
Allendale: US Meat Supply vs Global Demand
ANALYSIS - From an overall meat demand perspective, the world market is a major driver and a key reason why the US has been trading at extended price levels the past few years, writes Sarah Mikesell,...
09 February 2012
USDA to Host First US-China Agricultural Symposium
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that government and industry leaders from the United States and China will gather in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, February 16, for the...
NFU UK Conference Available Live Online
UK - The NFU conference takes place later this month, however if you can't make it to the event, the NFU will be streaming live video content on the internet....
08 February 2012
French Farmers Unhappy with 'Lack of Respect'
FRANCE - The annual meeting of the French arable sector this January in Dijon found farmers feeling undervalued and discontented, writes NFU policy director Martin Haworth. ...
02 February 2012
Greater Rural-Urban Interaction Encouraged to Address Food Related Challenges
CANADA - A professor with Canadian Mennonite University is encouraging greater communication among rural and urban populations as a means of addressing conflict related to food production....
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