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03 January 2012
Commission Authorises GM Maize and GM Cotton for Food / Feed Use
EU - The European Commission adopted today three Decisions authorising GM maizes MIR604xGA21, Bt11xMIR604, Bt11xMIR604xGA21 and one Decision authorising GM cotton 281-24-236/3006-210-23....
30 December 2011
Benin Boosts Cotton Production
BENIN - Cotton production in Benin has increased from 130,000 tons last year to 300,000 tons this planting season, PANA learned from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries....
28 December 2011
An Idea: Perennial Grains
GENERAL - Annual grains feed the world, but they create problems. Perennials are thrifty. Their long roots hold on to soil, water, and fertilizer, which means less pollution, writes Robert Kunzig...
27 December 2011
Eco Farming: A New Farming System for the 21st Century
US - Everyone has an opinion about conventional tillage versus no-till. Ohio State University Extension, in conjunction with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the Ohio No-Till...
22 December 2011
CPM: Commodities Prices Likely Stabilising
US - Commodities prices are likely to show some stability over the remainder of the year compared to last week's action. ...
21 December 2011
Biologicals: Crop Protection that's Greener than Your Crop
ANALYSIS - It's not often you hear about a truly new approach to protecting your crop that's also sustainable and safe to the environment, but use of a biological does just that - it protects...
20 December 2011
Ag Council Discusses GM Authorisations
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting last week covered authorisation of four GM varieties (three of maize and one of cotton), animal welfare during transport, bluetongue vaccination,...
12 December 2011
FMC Acquires Rovral® and Sportak® Fungicides From Bayer CropScience
GLOBAL - FMC Corporation announced that it has acquired Rovral iprodione and Sportak prochloraz fungicides from Bayer CropScience. The transaction includes the use of these two fungicide families...
08 December 2011
Ludwig to Reinforce Agriculture Trade Ties in North Asia
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, will seek to strengthen Australia's $12.6 billion agricultural trade relationship with North Asia as a part of...
06 December 2011
Cotton Growers: Controlling Whiteflies the Natural Way
US - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are showing Arizona cotton growers how to reduce their dependence on broad-spectrum insecticides by controlling sweetpotato whiteflies with...
05 December 2011
Rabobank Report: Outlook 2012 ‘Down, but not Out’
GLOBAL - Rabobank sees agri commodity prices down, but not out in 2012. ...
22 November 2011
New Farm Talks’ Chair Reports on Cotton Consultations
GLOBAL - WTO agriculture negotiators elected New Zealand Ambassador John Adank as their new chairperson last week and heard his report on consultations about a proposed ministerial decision on...
17 November 2011
Need for a More Flexible and Productive CAP
EU - History and budget merge in the Common Agricultural Policy, making it one of the most important action plans for the EU. The discussion about the future CAP is not only crucial for farmers...
08 November 2011
Uncertainty Clouds Farm Bill Prospects
US - The only certainty about the next Farm Bill is that it will be cheaper than the current one. ...
07 November 2011
Farmers, Scientists Say Greater Efforts for Productive Crops Needed
GERMANY - Public and private institutions will need to invest more in research and development worldwide if production of wheat is to be boosted in the future. This is the conclusion drawn on...
02 November 2011
Cottonseed Prices Nearly Double as Demand for Livestock Feed Soars
US - With cotton production down and the need for supplemental feeds high, cottonseed prices are nearly double that of an average year, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel....
25 October 2011
GM Cotton Genes Found in Wild Species
CHILE - Genetically modified (GM) cotton genes have been found in wild populations for the first time, making it the third plant species - after Brassica and bentgrass - in which transgenes have...
19 October 2011
Asia-Pacific Leading Global Glyphosate Market Growth
GLOBAL - The global market for glyphosate is forecast to reach 1.35 million metric tons by the year 2017. Major factors driving growth in the global glyphosate market include lack of a substitution...
12 October 2011
Weekly Roberts Market Report
US - Corn, soybean and wheat futures all finished up on Monday, whilst dairy futures finished down, writes Michael T. Roberts....
10 October 2011
Brazil's Soybean Crop Expected Down
BRAZIL - Brazil has recently released what some are calling conservative estimates that show a 2011-12 decline in soy production. With the excellent weather that contributed to the previous year's...
05 October 2011
Texas Climatologist: 'Very likely' Drought Will Continue
US - Another year of drought, or even five to ten years more drought? The first is highly likely, and the second, though harder to predict, a strong possibility, according to Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon,...
04 October 2011
Ministry Seeks to Ease GM Food Safety Fears
GLOBAL - The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on Thursday pledged to ensure safety of genetically modified (GM) crops amid scientists' appeals for caution in commercialising such products. ...
03 October 2011
Australia's Cotton Production to Climb
AUSTRALIA - Released earlier this month, the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences agricultural commodities report predicted figures for cotton production to increase...
29 September 2011
Experts Worry Over Falling Cotton Crop
INDIA - Dwindling crop levels of extra long staple fiber (ELS) cotton is a cause for concern, industry experts said, calling for a pan-global effort to improve the ELS crop....
26 September 2011
South Asia Floods Spare Crops, Cotton Hit
INDIA & PAKISTAN - Seasonal floods across South Asia have largely spared summer crops this year, helping meet output targets for key rice and cane harvests, but Pakistan could import more cotton...
23 September 2011
Media Coverage Gives Biotech Boost in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - Favourable media coverage may have influenced public acceptance of biotechnology in the Philippines, according to researchers....
20 September 2011
GM Crops Add $65 Billion Net Farm Income
GLOBAL - The biotech industry boosted farming across the globe to the tune of almost $65 billion during the period 1996 to 2009, according to the latest analysis published in the International...
14 September 2011
More Volatility in the Global Cotton Price?
GLOBAL - The global cotton crop, first hit by a Texas drought, now looks very soggy. US Cotton Belt states were soaked by a tropical storm this month, threatening to rot seed capsules before...
12 September 2011
Crop Production Report: Smaller Corn Crop Confirmed
US - The USDA's Sept. 12, 2011, Crop Production report confirmed expectations of a smaller US corn crop than forecast in August, said a University of Illinois agricultural economist. ...
USDA Report: Corn Stocks Down; Wheat Stocks Up
US - As expected, US feed grain supplies for 2011/12 are projected lower this month with USDA citing continued summer heat and dryness pushing yields lower....
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