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02 May 2018
Current house farm bill fails to meet needs of family farmers, says NFU (US)
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
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....
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
Upland Cotton Genome Sequenced to Aid Breeding
GLOBAL - A major international collaboration has cracked the genetic code of upland cotton, which accounts for more than 90 percent of cultivated cotton worldwide....
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...
16 April 2015
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...
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?...
Western Australia Could Become GM-free After Election
AUSTRALIA - The Labor Party in Western Australia has said all GM crops would be banned if it wins the next state election....
23 March 2015
Nearly 40,000 Hectares of Crops Damaged, Says Maharashtra Agriculture Minister
INDIA - With unseasonal rain lashing the state since February, over 40,000 hectares of rabi crop has been damaged in the state, Maharashtra state agriculture minister, Eknath Kadse said recently....
17 March 2015
Substantial Increase in Productivity Answer to Food Security, Indian Agri Minister
INDIA - A substantial increase in productivity is the answer to achieve food security in an efficient and sustainable manner, India agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh said at the India Seed...
16 February 2015
Research Yields Cotton Resistant to Leaf Curl Virus
US - Two new cotton germplasm lines developed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are now available for use in safeguarding US cotton from...
12 February 2015
China Eyes GMO Progress Amid Crop Shrinkage
CHINA - Research and commercialisation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) are expected to gain momentum in China after years of GM crop decline amid public safety concerns....
30 December 2014
World Cotton Prices Forecast to Remain Flat
GLOBAL - An analyst at Texas A&M University is forecasting cotton prices to remain flat heading into 2015 due to a large world supply....
29 December 2014
Mississippi Ag Values Set to Top $7 Billion
US - Despite low prices for many commodities, the overall projected totals for Mississippi’s crop values should top $7 billion for the third straight year and essentially match the record set...
24 December 2014
Maharashtra Cotton Crops Hit by Mar Disease
INDIA - Over 26560 hetares of cotton crop has hit by mar disease in the state of Maharashtra, minister of state for agriculture, Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan informed the parliament recently....
12 December 2014
India’s Cotton Output at 40.2 Million Bales
INDIA - India’s cotton output has recorded a drop in output that was recorded at 40.2 million bales (170 kgs each in 1 bale) during 2014-15, the Cotton Association of India (CAI) said in its...
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....
19 November 2014
Protect Interests of Cotton Farmers, CCI Told
INDIA -Expressing concerns of cotton sales in the country, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has asked Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) to protect the interest of cotton farmers...
Big Freeze Arrived at Right Time for South Plains Cotton
US - The first major spell of cold weather arrived in the South Plains last week, about 10 days later than average, which was timely for finishing up the area’s cotton....
22 October 2014
El Niño Development Stalled, but Cool, Wet Winter Still Predicted
US - Though this year’s El Niño is now predicted to be a weak one, it still spells more a chance of a wet, cool winter for most of Texas rather than a dry one, according to the Texas State...
13 October 2014
Pakistan Announces Cotton Support Price
PAKISTAN - The Government of Pakistan has announced a seed cotton support price of 34 cents per pound for the upcoming harvest, a significant increase over the prevailing farm price of 26 cents...
09 October 2014
High Plains Cotton ‘Chugging Along’
US - While nearly all Gulf Coast and Central Texas cotton has been harvested, much of the Texas High Plains cotton is still two weeks away, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists....
08 October 2014
US Macroeconomic Indicators for Cotton Supply Chain
US - A range of macroeconomic data releases suggest US economic growth will continue at a moderate pace. ...
Cotton Case Agreement Ends Threat of Retaliation on US Wheat Exports
US - The announcement this week that Brazil and the United States have negotiated a settlement in a long-running trade dispute will help US wheat growers remain competitive in one of the world’s...
30 September 2014
Australia Exports Expected to Ease on Back of Strong Year
AUSTRALIA - The latest ABARES Agricultural Commodities report forecasts a 5.3 per cent decrease in total farm production in 2014-15....
Madhya Pradesh Signs Three MoUs at Krishi Expo
INDIA - In order to provide agricultural equipment to its farmers, Madhya Pradesh (MP) government has signed three memorandum of understandings (MoUs) at the Haldhar Krishi Expo....
24 September 2014
India’s 2014-15 Cotton Crop Estimated at 46.85 Million Bales
INDIA - India’s cotton output during the 2014-15 has been estimated at 46.85 million bales of 170 kgs each....
22 September 2014
McDonald's: Sustainability is Job #1, #2 and #3
ANALYSIS - McDonald's sustainability efforts focus on verifiable sustainable coffee, fish, fiber, palm oil and beef with "beef being Priority Number One, Two and Three."...
 
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