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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....
25 September 2015
El Niño: Effects on 2015 Grain Production
WORLD - According to reports from the Climate Prediction Center, there is a greater than 90 per cent probability that the current El Niño will continue until the end of the year, and 85 per...
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...
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...
13 April 2015
Sorghum Silage Can Replace Corn Silage When Properly Managed
US - Sorghum silage can provide a useful alternative to corn silage, but not all sorghum types have the same nutritional properties, according to two experts from the Agrilife programme at the...
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....
31 March 2015
Improved Seed Varieties to Aid African Farmers
KENYA - Cornell University in the US has announced a new initiative to ensure that next-generation seed varieties with higher yields can reach farmers in Africa....
26 March 2015
A Growing Interest in Forage Sorghum
US - Continued research on sorghum could help cattle producers diversify their feedstuffs....
13 March 2015
Record Low Snowpack in Western US
US – Warm temperatures in February contributed to further snowpack decline in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, according to data from the third 2015 forecast by the United States Department...
16 February 2015
New Experimental Grain Sorghum Shows High Yield Potential
US - In theory, grain sorghum should yield just as much as corn in Kansas, given the same amount of fertilizer and with substantially less water, according to Kansas State University agronomist...
02 February 2015
Feed Outlook: Arable Output to Break Records By 2018
GLOBAL – World grain stocks will tighten over the coming years but, after a small contraction, harvests will rise back to record breaking levels, predicts a grain market monitoring body....
24 December 2014
K-State Sorghum Production Schools Scheduled for February
US - A series of four K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in mid-February 2015 to provide in-depth training for sorghum producers. The schools are sponsored by the Kansas Grain...
27 November 2014
Much to be Thankful for, but Challenges Remain for Farmers
US - Texas farmers, ranchers and growers have a lot to be thankful for this November, but they still face many challenges, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....
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...
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....
13 November 2014
Average Yemen Cereal Crop Forecast for 2014
YEMEN - Harvesting of the 2014 main season wheat crop was concluded in September while that of sorghum is ongoing and will continue until the end of November. ...
04 November 2014
Favourable Outlook for Eritrea Crops
ERITREA - Harvesting of the 2014 main season crops is expected to start at the beginning of November and, according to satellite-based monitoring, production prospects in main agricultural areas...
31 October 2014
Bangladesh Rice Production Forecast at Record High
BANGLADESH - Harvesting of the 2014 Aman season rice crop is expected to start in early November and continue until mid-December....
Bumper 2014 Paddy, Maize Production Expected for Pakistan
PAKISTAN - Harvesting of the 2014 “kharif” season crops, including rice and maize, is currently underway and will continue until early December....
22 October 2014
Favourable Conditions for Swaziland Cropping Season
SWAZILAND - Land preparation and planting of cereal crops, to be harvested from April/May 2015, is underway....
20 October 2014
South Korea Rice Forecast at Similar Level to Last Year’s Near-average Output
SOUTH KOREA - Harvesting of the 2014 rice crop is almost complete. FAO forecasts the 2014 rice production (in paddy terms) at 5.5 million tonnes, 2 percent below last year’s good outcome....
29 September 2014
Help for Farmers Selecting New Farm Bill Programs
US - Farmers across the country making important decisions on new Farm Bill created safety net programs can consult a new online resource from this week....
23 September 2014
Favourable Rains Forecast for 2014/15 Cropping Season
ZAMBIA - Planting of the 2015 cereal crops is expected to commence in October. ...
16 September 2014
Argentina Cereal Production to Reach New Record
ARGENTINA - Harvesting of the 2014 maize crop is virtually concluded, early estimates point to a higher than expected crop due to higher yields as a result of favourable weather during the season....
08 September 2014
Plant Diversity in China Vital for Global Food Security
CHINA - With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the future. ...
Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab Announces Selected Projects
US - Project funding through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet has been announced. ...
03 September 2014
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. ...
 
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