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05 September 2014
UK Government 'Committed to Improving Food Supply Chain'
UK - The UK government is committed to to improving the integrity and assurance of UK food supply networks according to the NFU, following the release of yesterday's report by Professor Chris...
West African Ebola Outbreak Sends Food Prices Skyrocketing
WEST AFRICA - Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages...
03 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Russia and Ukraine Agree on Ceasefire
GLOBAL - In overnight news, reports said Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a cease-fire from the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. ...
Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
Above-average Yields for Tanzania Crops
UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA - In southern and central uni?modal rainfall areas, harvesting of the 2014 main season “msimu” crops was completed in July. ...
Moisture Deficits Affect Burundi Yields
BURUNDI - Harvesting of the 2014B main season crops, which represents about half of annual production, is complete and overall output is estimated at below average levels. ...
26 August 2014
Drought Affects Iran's Wheat Production
IRAN - The 2014 wheat harvest was completed in July although final production estimates are not yet available. However, preliminary forecast puts the 2014 wheat production at 13 million tonnes,...
25 August 2014
Improved Farming Practices in Africa Helps Millions of Farmers Triple Yields
AFRICA - A new report finds that over the last five years, 1.7 million African farmers in 13 countries have embraced farming practices that have rejuvenated 1.6 million hectares and helped them...
Hope for Improved Wheat Harvests as Genome Sequence of Soil Bacterium Completed
EU - The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) together with the Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto (UNRC), Instituto de Agrobiotecnologica Rossario (INDEAR), and other European partners, have completed...
22 August 2014
Warm Weather Pushes Alberta Crops Towards Maturity
CANADA - The warm, dry weather during the past week continued to rapidly enhance crop development toward maturity. Outside of spotty showers, the Central and North East Regions reported some...
21 August 2014
FAO Urges Continued Support for Animal Disease Monitoring
GLOBAL - The FAO has told ministers of health and agriculture meeting in Indonesia that animal disease monitoring systems require sustained support and have a critical role to play in preventing...
Do Big Corn Crops Always Get Bigger?
US - The USDA's August Crop Production report forecast the 2014 U.S. average corn yield at 167.4 bushels per acre, writes Scott Irwin, Darrel Good, and John Newton....
20 August 2014
India’s Food Grain Output Estimated at 264.77 Million Tonnes
INDIA - India’s fourth advance estimates of food grain production for 2013-14 has been pegged at 264.77 million tonnes as on 14 August, 2014, the Indian ministry of agriculture said in a statement...
19 August 2014
CAP Compliance Advice for Cereals and Oilseeds Growers
UK - Defra has released important information on how the new Common Agricultural Policy will be implemented in England, including how the new ‘greening’ requirements will work in practice....
Turkmenistan Cereal Production Forecast Down
TURKMENISTAN - Harvesting of the 2014 winter crops, mainly wheat, is nearing completion, while that of spring crops, mainly maize and rice just started and is expected to continue until the end...
Tajikistan Cereal Production Set to Increase
TAJIKISTAN - Harvesting of the winter crops (mainly wheat and barley) is nearing completion, while that of spring crops (mainly maize and rice) just started and is expected to continue until...
18 August 2014
Good Prospects for Haiti Crops
HAITI - Harvesting of the 2014 main season crops is currently underway and will be concluded by the end of September. ...
15 August 2014
Damage to Agriculture in Gaza Will Have Long-lasting Effects
PALESTINE - Violence in Gaza has left agriculture, harvesting and fishing activities in disarray, causing price spikes for key food items....
14 August 2014
EU Bees at Best Health in Years, Overwintering Losses at Record Low
EU - European bees are much healthier than many recent publications appear to suggest. ...
12 August 2014
Keep Track of Mycotoxin Risk Right Up to Harvest
UK - With the winter wheat harvest well underway, HGCA is reminding growers to keep track of rainfall for their mycotoxin risk assessment following the onset of more unsettled weather including...
11 August 2014
Food Security Summit on Agricultural Solutions in Asia Pacific
GLOBAL - Government representatives, UN agencies, NGOs, development banks and private sector companies are gathering in October at the second annual AIDF Food Security Summit to discuss the imminent...
Ireland Set Up Advice Line for Farmers Affected by Russian Ban
IRELAND - Responding to a Russian announcement of trade sanctions against EU and other countries in the agri-food sector, Minister Simon Coveney said that the move is unwelcome, but that it is...
Australia Counts the Cost of Russian Food Import Ban
AUSTRALIA - The Government is currently assessing the likely impact of the Russian Federation ban on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs from Australia....
08 August 2014
Ryan Martin: How is the Corn, Soy Crop Progressing?
ANALYSIS - As corn pollination rounds up and soybeans move into the crucial development stages, what do we need to look for? ...
FAO Food Price Hits a Six Month Low in July
GLOBAL - Falling grain, oilseed and dairy prices push index to lowest level since January 2014....
07 August 2014
Farming Growth Plan Needed to Reverse Declining Self-Sufficiency
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is using today to highlight the backward slide of food security in UK food production as self-sufficiency has dropped two per cent year-on-year to 60 per...
06 August 2014
Late Rains Affect Prospects for Senegal Crops
SENEGAL - Erratic and insufficient rainfall since the beginning of the rainy season in May/June over most parts of the country have delayed plantings and affected growing crops. ...
05 August 2014
Bees Able to Spot Which Flowers Offer Best Rewards
UK - Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features like petal colour, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards, according to a new study...
Role of No-till Agriculture in Climate Change Mitigation May be Over-stated
UK - An international group of scientists, led by Professor David Powlson, Lawes Trust Senior Fellow at Rothamsted Research, have published a critical review in the journal Nature Climate Change...
04 August 2014
Pressure Remains on Global Grain Prices
GLOBAL - Rising Black Sea crop estimates, good US spring wheat yield potential and near-ideal weather for corn development have all combined to keep the pressure on global grain prices as US...
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