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15 October 2015
EU Politicians Agree to Strengthen Organic Rules
EUROPE - Organic farmers, processors, traders and importers must meet higher but realistic sustainability criteria and undergo strict food fraud checks to boost trust in the EU organic label,...
28 May 2015
China Targets End of Agricultural Waste
CHINA - China has set a target to achieve "zero discharge" of agricultural waste by 2030....
21 May 2015
Ukrainian Wheat Crop Potential Boosted
UKRAINE - Moderate temperatures and recent rainfall have boosted the outlook for crops for harvest 2015 in Ukraine with production forecasts raised as a result. ...
CME: Better Drought Conditions Cause Pasture, Wheat Improvement
US - The conclusion to draw from USDA’s first two weeks of range and pasture condition ratings appears to be “All is well”, unless you live in California or Nevada, which has big implications...
20 May 2015
Planting Progresses Regardless of Rain
US - Despite rain falling across the US last week, planting progress remains above both the pace of last year, and the current five year average....
19 May 2015
Neonicotinoid Ban Continues to Devastate Oilseed Rape Crops
UK - Farmers across the country are continuing to suffer heavy losses through oilseed rape crop damage following restrictions to the availability of neonicotinoids, the NFU has said....
16 May 2015
The Bullish Risk of Being Too Bearish
GLOBAL - Given the market events of the last year and especially recent weeks you’d be forgiven for thinking that grain markets would be going down forever. Actually, you’re probably not...
15 May 2015
Measure to Manage: Informing Decisions and Improving Returns
UK - Growers visiting Cereals 2015 in June will have the opportunity to delve into their businesses at the ‘Measure to Manage’ zone on stand 902, where HGCA will be exhibiting as AHDB Cereals...
14 May 2015
El Niño Arrives, but What Will He Do?
GLOBAL - The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Japan Meteorological Agency both announced the emergence of El Niño conditions this week, following months of being on alert. ...
13 May 2015
Earlier Flowering Can Help Wheat Cope With Hotter World
GERMANY - Change in flowering time of winter wheat due to climate change can help to compensate for increased heat stress events in future, according to new research from the University of Bonn....
07 May 2015
CME: US Crop Planting Progress Ahead of Average
US - Crop planting is progressing well in the US, with many states ahead of average for the proportion of final crops planted by this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
27 April 2015
Copa-Cogeca Success at Global Soil Week
GERMANY - European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has demonstrated good soil management practices and sustainable techniques at Global Soil Week in Berlin....
Beware of the Barley Bears
CANADA - In the latest crop report from Statistics Canada, 2015/16 planting intentions revealed a possible 10.2 per cent (0.2Mha) increase in the area planted to barley in Canada, estimated at...
23 April 2015
FAO: Soil Degradation 'Alarming'
GERMANY - The importance of soils for global food production was highlighted by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at the start of Global Soil Week in Berlin....
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
2015 Grain Harvest - A Game of Two Halves
NEW ZEALAND - The 2015 Grain Harvest has been a game of two halves, according to survey results released by the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI)....
17 April 2015
Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
16 April 2015
FAO Supporting Yemenis Farmers as Conflict Escalates
YEMEN - Amidst escalating conflict at a crucial time in the country’s cropping season, almost 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure and millions more are at risk of not meeting...
US NFU Disappointed by Cuts to Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency
US - NFU President Roger Johnson says he was disappointed in the US House of Representatives Energy and Water spending subcommittee’s reduction of funds for renewable energy and energy efficiency...
Cotton Planting Falls Behind
US - Only about 5 per cent of Texas cotton is planted, down from the five-year average of 12 per cent for this time of year, according to the latest weekly reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
15 April 2015
Could El Niño Return in 2015?
GLOBAL - Once more there is an increased risk that an El Niño weather phenomenon may occur according to weather forecasters. ...
14 April 2015
Usher to Modern Techniques in Agriculture, Says Indian Agri Minister
INDIA - Indian farmers need to use modern techniques for farm practices, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh said at the 77th meeting of the General Council of National Cooperative...
10 April 2015
New Tool to Help Growers Make More Meaningful Variety Choices
UK - Even more meaningful variety choices can now be made by growers, thanks to a new online tool based on variety trial information....
08 April 2015
Climate Change Causing Losses for US Soybean Farmers
US - Changes in weather patterns have been eating into the profits made by soybean farmers, causing $11 billion worth of losses over the past 20 years, according to researchers from the University...
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...
Soybean Planting Date and Varietal Maturity
US - Along with the continuing emphasis on getting soybean planted early—late April to early May—comes the question of soybean maturity rating and whether early planting benefits fuller-...
07 April 2015
World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
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?...
01 April 2015
Fish Fertiliser Viable for Organic Vegetable Production
US - A study at Auburn University, Alabama, showed that hydrolysed fish fertiliser can be economically viable for organic vegetable production, despite providing lower yields than inorganic nitrogen....
27 March 2015
Less Fertiliser Does Not Mean Lower Sugar Yield
AUSTRALIA - Early trial results show a new approach to fertiliser application in Wet Tropics cane farms is ultimately boosting the quality of water heading downstream, with minimal effect on...
 
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