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14 January 2016
USDA Reports: Winter Wheat Surprises with Second Lowest Planting since 1913
ANALYSIS - USDA released four reports on Tuesday with implications for the grain and livestock markets, but the winter wheat planting survey stole the show coming in at only 36.609 million acres...
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...
23 April 2015
Soy Can Help Clean Up Oil Spills
US - Soy lecithin can be used as a chemical dispersant to help clean up oil spills, researchers have discovered....
09 April 2015
New Way to Detect Peanut Contamination
EUROPE - Researchers from Spain and France have used a new type of technology to more accurately detect traces of peanut in foods, in a study published in the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy....
09 January 2015
Cargill’s Karnataka Milling Unit to Open in June
INDIA - In order to tap huge potential of maize grown in the stateof Karnataka, Cargill’s milling plant is expected to start operations from June 2015....
03 October 2014
Cargill to Open Corn Milling Unit in Karnataka
INDIA - In order to increase its presence in India, US based Cargill’s Indian arm is setting up a corn milling unit in Davenagere, Karnataka....
Prepare Now for Corn Post-Harvest Drying, says Expert
US - The nearly ideal weather that has been credited with helping produce an expected record corn crop in Indiana also is yielding concerns that some of the grain will be harvested wetter than...
26 June 2014
Cargill Expands Wheat Processing Plant in Russia
RUSSIA - Agrifood giant Cargill has invested $100 million dollars in its Starches and Sweeteners facility in Efremov, Russia, upgrading its wheat processing plant and adding state of the art...
21 May 2014
China, Tajikistan Discuss Agricultural Cooperation
CHINA – The Chinese deputy agricultural minister Niu Dun and the Tajikistan Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda discussed how both countries could collaborate to strengthen the farming sector last...
20 December 2013
Cambodian, Chinese Firms Invest in Agriculture
CAMBODIA - Two Cambodian companies have signed agreements with Chinese companies to invest in the agricultural sector....
08 November 2013
Agritechnica 2013: Ag Digital Unveiled
GERMANY - Ag Digital, the free publication highlighting Agritechnica 2013, is now available to download....
12 August 2013
Feed Production, Prices Rise
UK - Retail production of animal feed was 6.7 per cent higher in June 2013, while average prices for the quarter are well above the levels of the previous year....
23 July 2013
UN-funded Cassava Program Makes Progress
CHINA - The UN-funded program "Improved Cassava Variety Extension" has made steady progress by China-aided Agro-technology Demonstration Center in the Republic of Congo (ROC). The experts of...
02 July 2013
Future of House Farm Bill Uncertain; Programs to Expire in Absence of Legislation
US - Congress can avoid the expiration of 37 farm programs that will result from not passing a new or expended farm policy if lawmakers enact legislation before the 30 September end of the current...
07 June 2013
UK Farmers Tackle Air Quality
UK - Farmers from the UK and across Europe are using a range of innovative voluntary measures to improve air quality, the NFU has told the EU Green Week conference....
04 March 2013
The Right Way to Roll Rye
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are giving guidance to farmers on using a tool designed to maximize the advantages of planting cover crops. The technology, known as a "roller/crimper,"...
24 January 2013
New Grocer Adjudicator Hopes for Future Built on Trust
UK - After more than ten years of lobbying from the NFU and its industry allies, the wait for an adjudicator to govern the groceries supply chain is over. ...
11 January 2013
Cargill Reports Second-quarter Fiscal 2013 Earnings
GLOBAL - Agri-food giant Cargill have reported a quadrupling of net earnings of $409 million in the second quarter ended November 30 2012 as revenues rose six per cent to $35.2 billion. ...
03 January 2013
Moscow Agro-Industrial Complex Budget Announced
RUSSIA - A co-financing scheme will provide in excess of 54 billion rubles for the development of an agro-industrial processing plant....
20 November 2012
USMEF Elects Committee Members
US - The US Meat Export Federation has elected three representatives to sit on the executive committee....
18 September 2012
Cargill to Build Canola Refinery in Saskatchewan
CANADA – Cargill has announced plans to build a world scale canola refinery at its Clavet, Saskatchewan, canola processing facility....
14 September 2012
Market Backdrop Drives EU Flour Milling towards Tipping Point
EU - The European flour market is fragmented both in terms of participants and regions, resulting in increasing internal competition and a struggle for survival, according to Rabobank....
11 September 2012
Cargill Corn Milling Receives OSHA Safety Honour
US — Cargill Corn Milling facility in Wahpeton has received a re-certification for the "Star" status as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection...
16 July 2012
Pig Industry Fighting Feed Costs
ANALYSIS - Pig producers in the UK have been losing money for nearly two years and the losses are getting greater, writes TheCropSite Editor in Chief, Chris Harris. ...
06 January 2012
Cargill to Modernise Iowa Soybean Crush Operations
US - Cargill will invest approximately $20 million this summer to modernise its soybean crushing plant on the east side of Cedar Rapids. Additional work at the Cedar Rapids facility over the...
Herbicides Can Be Reduced By Up To 90 Per Cent
DENMARK - Every year farmers use large quantities of pesticides to control weeds, insects and diseases in their crops....
29 November 2011
Brazilian Sugarcane Processing Declines
BRAZIL - From 1 January to 15 November, plants in the Brazilian Mid-South processed 479.35 million tonnes of sugarcane. According to a statement issued yesterday by the Sugarcane Industry Union...
14 September 2011
Purdue: Dry Ethanol More Effectively, Reduce Costs
US - Purdue University researchers have found an alternative environmentally friendly and energy-efficient way to dry corn ethanol, and their proof is in the pudding....
15 June 2011
Entrepreneur Recognised in Grampian Awards
UK - A young entrepreneur who developed a cooking oil at the family farm and put it on the shelves of leading supermarkets is in the running for a coveted business award....
28 February 2011
Attributes of Wheat Impacting Texture of Asian Noodles
CANADA - Researchers with the University of Manitoba have kicked off a three-year project to examine the fundamental mechanical properties that control texture in the commercial production of...
 
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