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04 July 2013
EC Approves State Aid for German Flood-affected Farmers
GERMANY - The European Commission (EC) has cleared €600 million in German compensation aid after flood damage to the country's agricultural sector....
26 June 2013
Midwest is Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot
US - Hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms dotted the northern tier of the West and areas from the Plains to the East Coast, causing minor fieldwork delays but maintaining generally favorable...
25 June 2013
FAO Meeting Discusses Water and Food Security
GLOBAL - Researchers and policy-makers are gathering in Cairo, Egypt, to build links between available science and practical policy action for a conference organised by the United Nation Food...
19 June 2013
Innovation in Science Protects Soils to Combat Desertification, Drought
AUSTRALIA - On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, CropLife Australia called on policymakers around the world to renew their dedication to the advancement of research into sustainable...
17 June 2013
Europe Mops Up After Floods
ANALYSIS - At the beginning of the month Central and Eastern Europe experienced some of the worst floods it had ever seen, writes Chris Harris. ...
14 June 2013
11 June 2013
Economist: Difficult to Estimate Corn Production
US - The corn market appears to be having difficulty anticipating the likely size of the 2013 US crop, writes Darrel Good, agricultural economist with University of Illinois. ...
10 June 2013
Food Security Improves in Kenya
KENYA - Successive above-average rainfall seasons in pastoral and agropastoral areas of Kenya have led to improvements in crop and livestock production. ...
04 June 2013
Nitrogen and the 2013 Corn Crop
US - For many producers, the rush to get the corn crop planted this year meant abandoning or modifying plans to apply nitrogen before or after planting, or before tillage. ...
03 June 2013
How Will Flooding, Saturated Soils Affect Crops?
US - Recent and forecasted rain events across the Midwest will lead to many fields with saturated and flooded soils. ...
31 May 2013
AccuWeather Summer Forecast: Dry in Eastern Europe; Cool in UK, France
GLOBAL - This summer, the core of the heat will be over western Russia and east of Ukraine, writes Jillian MacMath for AccuWeather. ...
Flooding Forecast for Mississippi River
US - Following an increasingly wet spring and especially the relentless downpours of late, runoff from thunderstorms is pushing up Mississippi River levels for the second time this season, writes...
29 May 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Wednesday Closing Grains: Soggy Weather Limits Selling Interest
US - July corn futures closed down 1 1/2 cents at $6.65 Wednesday. Prices closed nearer the session high today. ...
Wyckoff's Weekly Update: Weather Posed to Drive Markets Higher
ANALYSIS - Jim Wyckoff reports that forecasts for wet weather this week in the US Corn Belt could drive the first major weather market of the season, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior...
28 May 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Tuesday Closing Grains: Corn Closes Higher
US - July corn futures closed up 9 1/4 cents at $6.66 1/2 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session high and closed at a fresh two-month high close. ...
23 May 2013
Scottish Farmers Urged To Take Up Weather Aid
SCOTLAND, UK - Struggling Scottish farmers are being urged to take up the Scottish Government’s offer of assistance when the Weather Aid scheme opens for applications in early June....
21 May 2013
Corn Planting Makes Record Progress, Bearish for Grains
ANALYSIS - US corn futures were trading solidly lower Tuesday morning, in the wake of a bearish weekly USDA crop progress report issued late Monday. July corn futures were down 13 cents and the...
17 May 2013
USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Programme Sign-Up
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. ...
Rain Delays US Planting, Topsoil Loss Could Cost Farmers Yield
ANALYSIS – As rainfall increases, the amount of topsoil decreases. So does the amount of grain the land can produce, writes Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension. ...
16 May 2013
Gillard Government to Implement National Drought Reform
AUSTRALIA - The Gillard Government has announced a new A$99.4 million Farm Household Allowance that will be at the core of the National Drought Programme Reform....
14 May 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Tuesday Closing Grains: Corn Sees Correction
ANALYSIS - July corn futures closed down 4 1/2 cents at $6.51 Tuesday. Prices closed near mid-range on a corrective pullback from Monday’s solid gains. ...
13 May 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Monday Closing Grains: Corn Sharply Higher
ANALYSIS - July corn futures closed up 19 1/4 cents at $6.55 1/4 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session high today on short covering and on planting delays in the US Corn Belt. ...
10 May 2013
India Declares 2013 as 'Water Conservation Year'
INDIA - The Union Cabinet yesterday gave its approval for declaring the year 2013 as Water Conservation Year 2013....
07 May 2013
Support for Long-term Water Infrastructure to Benefit Producers
CANADA - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has announced C$65 million over five years for the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program...
06 May 2013
National Drought Program Reform Agreement Struck
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Government, State Governments and the Northern Territory have signed up to the National Drought Program Reform....
02 May 2013
Drought Behind Them, Farmers now Deal with Too Much Water
US - Last year, farmers didn't have nearly enough rain for their wilted, drought-ravaged crops. So far this year, they have too much of it - so much that they can't get into their fields to...
New Grass Species Could Reduce Likelihood of Flooding
UK - Scientists from Rothamsted Research at North Wyke, working in collaboration with other UK plant scientists have shown a new grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding...
30 April 2013
Agronomist: Don't Fall for the Three Tillage Temptations
US - A Purdue Extension agronomist is urging corn farmers not to let planting anxiety drive them to fall for three common tillage temptations: too early, too wet, and too often....
29 April 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Forecast: May 10 Is Critical Planting Date
ANALYSIS - Prices hit a fresh four-week high as the first major “weather market” of the US planting and growing season has been uncorked. ...
26 April 2013
New Grass Hybrid Could Help Reduce Likelihood of Flooding
UK - A collaboration of plant and soil scientists from across the UK has shown a grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding....
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