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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....
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...
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...
24 October 2014
Keeping Food Safe: Prevention Better Than Response
US - Each year in the United States, about 42,000 cases of salmonella infection are reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because many cases are not diagnosed...
03 October 2014
Texas Hay Supplies Range from Surplus to 'Non-existent'
US - What is the status of statewide hay supplies? It depends upon where you are, according to Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist, College Station....
24 July 2014
Spain Ready to Export Dried Fodder to China
SPAIN - The record export levels achieved in MY2012/13 were not repeated in MY2013/14, which ended up with higher stocks....
30 June 2014
Severe, Heavy Rain Threat in Midwest Continues Monday
US - Weekend storms swept across the Midwest and more rain is expected on Monday. ...
25 June 2014
Wet Weather Pattern Forecast Continues; Warm, Humid July Coming
US - The wet pattern that was forecast for our region in June continues as expected, writes Jim Noel with the NOAA National Weather Service. ...
02 June 2014
Global Significance for Tasmanian Pasture Experiment
AUSTRALIA - The results of a 12-year experiment by University of Tasmania School of Biological Science researcher Associate Professor Mark Hovenden could lead to major changes in the way farmers...
08 April 2014
Cutting First-Crop Alfalfa Offers Risks, Lots of Rewards
US - Harvesting alfalfa may be the one activity with the most influence on dairy herd profitability....
24 March 2014
NOAA Forecasts Flooding in Midwest; California, SW Stay in Drought
According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook, rivers in half of the continental US are at minor or moderate risk of exceeding flood levels this spring. ...
10 March 2014
Meat Prices Stable But Food Price Index on the Rise
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rebounded in February, up more than two per cent from January as the result of increased prices for sugar, oils, cereals and dairy products; meat prices fell...
27 November 2013
Alfalfa Study May Help Growers Determine Returns as Water Resources Dwindle
US - In a perfect world, alfalfa might be considered the perfect crop. It’s packed with nutrients, is highly digestible, can use precipitation efficiently because it roots deeply into western...
15 October 2013
Fall Applications to Combat the Alfalfa Weevil
US - The alfalfa weevil, one of the most well-known and devastating pests to agriculture, can cause serious defoliation in alfalfa during the spring, if not treated in a timely manner. ...
16 September 2013
Grain & Hay Report: International Wheat Prices Down
GLOBAL - International wheat prices are down for the week; futures came back as harvest progresses in the northern hemisphere and their corn crop hits the market. CBOT December 13 wheat futures...
20 August 2013
Grain & Hay Report: BIG Grain Crop Expected in Northern Hemisphere
AUSTRALIA - For the week ending 16 August 2013, USDA confirmed that there's a BIG grain on the way in the northern hemisphere for 2013/14 - which more than likely will drive grain prices lower...
29 July 2013
Optimal Weather Contributing to High-yielding Forages
US - Plentiful rainfall that gave way to warm sunshine during the weeks leading up to Indiana's second and possibly third forage-cutting should lead to high yields despite a low-quality first...
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....
13 June 2013
Corn, Wheat Futures See Modestly Bearish Reactions to USDA Report
ANALYSIS - Corn and wheat futures were moderately lower in the wake of the latest US Department of Agriculture monthly supply and demand report issued late Wednesday morning, writes Jim Wyckoff...
05 June 2013
Alfalfa Toxicity Affects Seedling Emergence and Growth
CANADA - Alfalfa toxicity is a problem that can affect both seedling emergence and growth. Studies have shown yield reductions when alfalfa has been seeded after alfalfa, with no break in between....
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...
Delayed Soybean Planting: Prospects for Insect Injury
US - The stormy spring weather across much of the nation’s mid-section that continues to cause planting delays will also affect this season’s insect activity, said Mike Gray, a professor...
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
AccuWeather Summer Forecast: Dry in Eastern Europe; Cool in UK, France
GLOBAL - This summer, the core of the heat will be over western Russia and east of Ukraine, writes Jillian MacMath for AccuWeather. ...
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...
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. ...
04 April 2013
March Rains Cause Problems For Thousands of Farmers
SPAIN - Widespread heavy rainfall has plagued farmers with many producers unable to access fields and carry out crop work....
 
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