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15 July 2013
Kharif Sowing Crosses 500 Lakh Hectare Mark
INDIA - Sowing of kharif crops has picked up further in this week. The total sown area as on 12th July, as per reports received from States, stands at 517.65 lakh hectare as compared to 341.49...
05 July 2013
India Sown Area Surpasses 2012-13 Area by 84 Per Cent
INDIA - Sowing of kharif crops has picked up in the last week. The total sown area as on 28.4.2013, as per reports received from States, stands at 250.99 lakh hectare as compared to 135.87...
02 July 2013
Australia Farm Exports to Ease, but Remain Strong
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s farm exports are forecast to be around A$35.8 billion in 2013-14, 3.2 per cent lower than the estimated A$37.0 billion in 2012-13, according to the Australian Bureau...
25 June 2013
Economists: Second US Farm Bill Extension Seems Inevitable
US - Three Purdue University agricultural economists agree that another extension of 2008 farm legislation is a distinct possibility following the US House's defeat of the proposed farm bill....
24 June 2013
Kharif Sowing Picks Up; Crosses 109.07 Lakh Hectare
INDIA - As per the latest data available from different States, the following is the status of the sowing of kharif crops compared with the normal sowing trends for this time of the year....
13 June 2013
DuPont Pioneer: Tips for Early Season Weed Control
GLOBAL - After starting the season with clean fields at planting, now is the time to focus on early season weed control to maintain maximum yield potential. ...
07 June 2013
GM Cotton Improves Diet Quality for Small-scale Farmers in India
INDIA - Insect-resistant genetically modified (GM) cotton has significantly improved calorie consumption and dietary quality among small-scale farmers in India over a seven year period, according...
04 June 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Update: Weather Drives Soybean Market
ANALYSIS - Jim Wyckoff, TheCropSite grain analyst, reports on expectations for the corn, soybean and wheat markets. Weather will continue to impact soybean planting this week as rain is forecast...
03 June 2013
How Will Flooding, Saturated Soils Affect Crops?
US - Recent and forecasted rain events across the Midwest will lead to many fields with saturated and flooded soils. ...
31 May 2013
Flooding Forecast for Mississippi River
US - Following an increasingly wet spring and especially the relentless downpours of late, runoff from thunderstorms is pushing up Mississippi River levels for the second time this season, writes...
20 May 2013
Moth Pesticide Approved For First Time in Brazil
BRAZIL – Pesticide guidelines are being issued by the Ministry of Agriculture to help Bahian farmers apply Enamectin Benzoate to safely treat Cotton Ballworm....
Cotton Offers Ecologically Friendly Way to Clean up Oil Spills
US - With the Deepwater Horizon disaster emphasising the need for better ways of cleaning up oil spills, scientists are reporting that unprocessed, raw cotton may be an ideal, ecologically friendly...
17 May 2013
USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Programme Sign-Up
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. ...
Rain Delays US Planting, Topsoil Loss Could Cost Farmers Yield
ANALYSIS – As rainfall increases, the amount of topsoil decreases. So does the amount of grain the land can produce, writes Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension. ...
10 May 2013
Payments by US Farm Safety Net Program: Differences by Crop
US - An important aspect of the on-going debate over the new farm bill is the proposed elimination of direct payments. This proposal differentially impacts the program crops, prompting a debate...
29 April 2013
Europe Needs Genetically Engineered Crops, Scientists Say
EU - The European Union cannot meet its goals in agricultural policy without embracing genetically engineered crops (GMOs). That is the conclusion of scientists who write in Trends in Plant Science....
12 April 2013
Thai Cotton Imports Likely to Increase
THAILAND - Marketing Year (MY) 2011/12 cotton imports declined significantly to 1.3 million bales as spinning mills were adversely affected by widespread flooding during the previous year....
11 April 2013
Spreading the Carbon Farming Facts
AUSTRALIA - Grants have been announced that will spread essential information on the Carbon Farming Initiative to farmers and land managers across the country....
08 April 2013
Indonesia Still Recovering from 'Challenging 2011'
INDONESIA - The Indonesian Ministry of Industry reported that in calendar year (CY) 2012, Indonesia was the world’s 10th largest textile exporter, with total exports valued at $12.5.1 billion....
04 April 2013
Global Cotton Outlook Shaped by China’s Policy; Man-made Fibers Competition
CHINA – National Cotton Council economists say cotton's 2013 outlook will be influenced by China's policy decisions and continued competition from man-made fiber (MMF)....
03 April 2013
Shifts in Planting Acres Across States Largely Follow Previous Trends
US - USDA's 2013 Planting Intentions report provides detail on prospective plantings by state. These state figures will change as plantings progress through the growing season, writes Gary Schnitkey....
02 April 2013
What Will Weed Resistance Cost You This Year?
ANALYSIS - For farmers in the northern hemisphere, it’s about time for planters to start rolling. While seed decisions were likely made months ago, herbicide decisions are usually a wait-and-see...
26 March 2013
Promoting Safe Use of Seed Treatments
US – The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and CropLife America (CLA) released of The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship, an industry-wide initiative to promote the safe handling and...
15 March 2013
Indirect Side-effects of Cultivation of GM Plants
SWITZERLAND - Genetically modified (GM) cotton plants contain a poison that protects them from their most significant enemies. As a result, these plants rely less on their own defence system....
14 March 2013
China Oilseed Production Falls
CHINA - Total market year (MY) 13/14 oilseed production is forecast at 54.9 million tons from a planted area of 24.7 million hectares (MHa), both down 0.5 per cent and 2.2 per cent from MY12/13,...
06 March 2013
Cotton Exports Through Wagah Border Altered
INDIA - India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a policy circular modifying procedures for cotton exports sent via the land route through the Wagah-Atari border to Pakistan for...
Monsanto Acquires Plant Trait Developer Rosetta Green
GLOBAL - Monsanto Company today announced it has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets, and assumption of certain liabilities, of Rosetta Green Ltd....
Australia's Total, Export Earnings Forecast to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The latest forecasts from ABARES indicate rising output in both the crop and livestock sectors in 2013-2014. Exports earnings are expected to rise for a number of products including...
05 March 2013
What Does the Sequester Mean for US Agriculture?
ANALYSIS — President Obama continues to seek a compromise to the latest US Congressional budget battle that will end the sweeping, across-the-board government spending cuts now taking effect,...
Cotton Purchased by Cotton Corporation of India
INDIA - The Ministry of Textiles has issued directions to the Cotton Corporation of India for a staggered procurement plan with mandi arrivals, regulated within capacity limits, for farmers to...
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