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13 November 2015
Weather: El Niño’s Global Impact, US November Outlook
ANALYSIS - El Niño is expected to peak in December, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....
20 October 2015
The Scoop on Poop – Why is Manure Important?
ANALYSIS - For years, livestock farmers have used manure as a fertilizer, soil amendment, energy source and even construction material....
18 August 2015
Farmers Seeking Next Step in Precision Ag Choose UAVs
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said it's not just the young farmers who are interested in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), farmers of all ages are anxious to try out the latest precision...
17 August 2015
Agritechnica Is Coming to Germany in November 2015
GERMANY - Agritechnica 2015, which takes place from 10 to 14 November, is fast-approaching. Taking place in Hannover, Germany, this year’s show is aptly titled: ‘People, Technology, Innovation...
05 May 2015
Fungi Could Form Bio-Fertiliser
UK - Fungi could be used as a 'bio-fertiliser' with the potential to replace unsustainable mined phosphate in future, according to new research from the University of Cambridge....
30 April 2015
Could GM Crops Help Fight Spina Bifida?
GLOBAL - Research published in the International Journal of Biotechnology suggests that the bio-fortification of rice with a gene to produce more folate (vitamin B9) could significantly reduce...
22 April 2015
Heavy Rains Benefit Wheat but Delay Other Plantings
US - More rainstorms have swept over much of the Texas, leaving fields too soggy to work in many areas, but generally benefiting wheat, pastures and rangeland, according to Texas A&M AgriLife...
20 April 2015
Rice Conservation Meeting Sets the Stage for Sustainability Talks
US - Earlier this week, the USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited hosted meetings for contributing partners in the Sustaining the Future of Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)....
17 April 2015
South Korea - A Changing Market for Rice?
SOUTH KOREA and US - South Korea is a small, but high-value market for the US rice industry. The US exports have averaged more than 104,000 MT of rice to Korea annually over the past six years...
13 April 2015
Grant to Boost Crop Breeding Worldwide
US - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $18.5 million to Cornell University to aid worldwide breeding of the staple crops wheat, rice, maize, sorghum and chickpea....
10 April 2015
Rice Subsidies Too High in Advanced Developing Countries
US - Several key advanced developing countries have ramped up subsidies to their producers of rice, corn, and wheat, according to a new study....
Phillipines Explores Cambodia Collaboration on Rice
PHILLIPINES - The Phillipines is hoping to work with Cambodia to exchange knowledge and experience in the rice sector, helping to improve food security....
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....
08 April 2015
FAO Food Price Index Drops Further in March 2015
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 points in March 2015, down 2.6 points (1.5 per cent) from its revised February value and nearly 40 points (18.7 per cent) below its level in March...
25 March 2015
India’s Hybrid Rice Sowing Area Exceeds 2.5 Million Hectares
INDIA - Even though government has not fix any target for hybrid rice production, India’s hybrid rice sowing acreage has exceeded 2.5 million hectares during 2014, Indian minister of state...
12 March 2015
India, ASEAN to Work in Agri and Food Sector
INDIA - India ASEAN cooperation in agriculture and forestry sectors form an important part to ensure long-term food security in the region, Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East), Indian ministry of external...
26 February 2015
India’s Food Grains Production Down by 8.15 Million tonnes
INDIA - India’s food grain production during 2014-15 has estimated to be around 257.07 million tonnes, registering an 8.15 million tonnes drop of food grains output, as per the 2nd Advance...
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....
13 January 2015
India’s Rabi Sowing Down at 56.61 Million Hectares
INDIA - India’s rabi sowing has recorded a drop of over 3.09 million hectares at 56.61 million hectares as on January 9, 2015, as per the data released by Directorate of Economics and Statistics,...
12 January 2015
Food Price Index Declines in December 2014
GLOBAL - 2014 is third consecutive year of falling prices as all commodity groups except for meat decline....
02 January 2015
Chinese Food Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
31 December 2014
New Group Set Up for More Sustainable Rice
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform’s new Sustainable Rice Project Group aims to speed up the implementation of sustainable rice growing practices....
30 December 2014
Using Weedy Rice Traits to Boost Cultivated Rice Yields
US - Genetic traits in weedy rice may someday be used to develop sturdy, high-yield varieties of cultivated rice that will flourish in the face of climate change, thanks to findings by scientists...
29 December 2014
Mississippi Ag Values Set to Top $7 Billion
US - Despite low prices for many commodities, the overall projected totals for Mississippi’s crop values should top $7 billion for the third straight year and essentially match the record set...
11 December 2014
World Cereal Production to Surpass Last Year's Record
GLOBAL - World cereal production in 2014 is forecast at a new record of 2,532 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms), 10 million tonnes higher than last month’s forecast and 7 million...
03 December 2014
Slight Rise for China Farm Produce Prices
CHINA - The prices of produce in 36 of China's large and medium-sized cities edged up slightly last week ending 30 November compared with the previous week, said the Ministry of Commerce....
26 November 2014
Argentina Expects Record Maize Production
ARGENTINA - Harvesting of the 2014 maize crop is concluded. Early estimates put this year’s production at 30 million tonnes, marginally above the 2013 harvest and record reflecting high yields...
25 November 2014
Japan 2014 Cereal Production Forecast to Remain High
JAPAN - Harvesting of the 2014 paddy crop is currently underway and will continue until the end of November....
21 November 2014
Organisations Protect Endangered Fish from Rice Pesticide
US - Organisations in the US have signed an agreement to protect threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead trout in California from the rice pesticide thiobencarb....
20 November 2014
2014 Crops Still Well Below Average
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Harvesting of the bulk of the cereal crops has been concluded in the last several weeks....
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