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26 February 2013
Liming, Crop Rotation Boosts Phosphorus Uptake, Grain Yield
AUSTRALIA - Research into how crop rotation and liming history affect the availability of soil phosphorus has unearthed the importance of lime treatments, rotational history and phosphorus on...
USDA’s Chief Economist Expects Exports, Yields Up; Feed Prices Down
ANALYSIS - Despite the historic drought, USDA chief economist Joseph Glauber said at the 2013 USDA Outlook Conference that US agricultural exports will have another record-breaking year and the...
25 February 2013
Grain Hedge: Winter Storm Q Slams Southern Plains
US - Winter Storm Q moved its way through the US last week leaving behind beneficial moisture in many areas that are in dire need of precipitation. ...
23 February 2013
USDA 10-Year Projections: Increased Production, Huge Export Boost to China
GLOBAL - Irrational weather and an ever-increasing global population raises many questions about the future predictions of staple crops. A USDA report projects steady economic growth and increased...
18 February 2013
Iowa Senate Introduces Legislation to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
US - Senator Joe Bolkcom has introduced a bill, Senate File 194, that would require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods in Iowa. The legislation was drafted with the support of consumer...
16 February 2013
How Are Ag Exports Bolstering the US Economy?
US - American Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack traveled to Minnesota this weekend, where he visited a St. Paul rail yard to underscore the importance of trade and exports to the American economy. ...
13 February 2013
Meteorologist: 2013 Forecast for India, China, Australia, Europe
ANALYSIS - Drew Lerner, meteorologist and president of World Weather, Inc. told US farmers at the Allendale Ag Leaders Conference that the weather anomalies occurring around the world will continue,...
12 February 2013
Strong Australian Crop Forecast Despite Disasters
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s crops are forecast to be above average despite the recent natural disasters. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, welcomed the release...
10 February 2013
American Agriculture Gets Super Bowl Boost
ANALYSIS - All of American agriculture has been a buzz about the third-most viewed TV commercial that aired during the 2013 Super Bowl football game - Dodge Ram's tribute to American agriculture...
01 February 2013
India Cotton Prices Likely To Rise On Export Demand
INDIA - Cotton prices are likely to rise this week on buying by exporters though higher supplies in spot markets could limit the uptrend. ...
China Says Grain Security Top Priority
CHINA - Ensuring grain security and the supply of major farm products will always be a top priority in China's development of modern agriculture, Chinese authorities said on Thursday in its first...
31 January 2013
Flood Water Heads for Australian Cotton Fields
AUSTRALIA - It's a wait and see game for cotton growers on the Queensland-NSW border as floodwaters from Queensland move south, inundating paddocks and some farmhouses....
26 January 2013
Indian Government Says Agriculture Shows Resilience Amid Drought
INDIA - The year 2012 was a challenging year for Indian agriculture as monsoon played truant in the main cropping season. Yet, crop production in the summer season, i.e. kharif, was second best...
25 January 2013
New, Cost-cutting Approach to Formulating Pest-killing Fungi
US - Biopesticides containing beneficial fungi are often grown on grains or other solids, but US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have shown a liquid diet can work better....
24 January 2013
Publication Offers Producers Advice on Invasive Weed
US - Two Purdue Extension specialists have developed an information guide to help crop producers across Indiana deal with Palmer amaranth, an aggressive, herbicide-resistant weed....
16 January 2013
China Cotton Production in 2012/13 Larger than Expected
CHINA - Cotton production for 2012/13 is estimated at 33.5 million bales (7.3 million tons), up 2.0 million, or six per cent, from last month and up one per cent from last year. The estimated...
09 January 2013
Scientists Learn How Multiple-genome Plants Reproduce
US - A study out of Harvard and Purdue universities is starting to unravel the genetic mechanisms that allow some plants to duplicate their entire genomes and continue to reproduce....
21 December 2012
No Storage Deficit Areas for 2012 Cotton Marketing Loan Program
US - The Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) has announced that no storage deficit areas have been determined for the 2012-crop cotton marketing year....
17 December 2012
Allegations over Subsidy and Relief Violations
COLUMBIA – The ministry of agriculture have issued a strongly worded letter to editor of The Meridian Cordoba, William Henry Salleg Taboada rejecting the criticisms made around cotton producers’...
13 December 2012
India Cotton Production Increases
INDIA - The Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) has estimated 2011-12 cotton production at 353 lac bales, consumption at 252 lac bales and exports at 128.81 lac bales. ...
06 December 2012
Australia's Crops Stand up to Dry Conditions
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s cropping sector is in positive shape despite dry seasonal conditions, the Australian Crop Report has found....
05 December 2012
Agricultural Output Increases by 4.4 Per Cent
PERU - So far livestock sectors are growing with rice and yellow corn production up on previous years in 2012. ...
04 December 2012
International Cotton Prices Decline
INDIA - There is a decline in international cotton prices due to overstocking and lower global mill demand during the last Cotton Season....
03 December 2012
US Agricultural Trade to Hit Record Levels
US - US agricultural trade is forecast to hit record levels next finacial year at $145 billion....
2012: US Crop Year-End Review
US - Despite the drought, the agricultural crop sector continues to record-breaking crop values, write Chad Hart, Lee Schulz and Kristen Schulte, all with Iowa State University Extension....
Australia's Cotton Crop Revised Downwards
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s 2012-13 cotton crop has been revised downward (nearly six per cent) to 4.0 million bales. Planting of the 2012-13 cotton crop is largely complete with total area expected...
29 November 2012
Federated Farmers Flags Biosecurity Issue
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers is requesting that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) ask hard questions of its Australian certifiers, after a consignment of imported cotton seed meal...
16 November 2012
India's Growth Forecast Adjusted Down
INDIA - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has dropped most of its growth estimates for 2012 and 2013 for the developing Asian region, due to a fall in global demand for China, India and their...
India Growth Forecast Adjusted Down
INDIA - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has dropped most of its growth estimates for 2012 and 2013 for the developing Asian region, due to a fall in global demand for China, India and their...
14 November 2012
NFU, Coalition Urge Congress To Pass New Farm Bill in 2012
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) and a wide-sweeping coalition of 235 agriculture organizations sent a letter to Congressional leadership today urging for the passage of a new five-year farm...
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