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17 May 2013
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....
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...
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
Farmland Sales Rush Could Spell Short Supply in 2013
US - Economic uncertainty had some non-operating farmland owners rushing to sell, which was evident in the last three months of the year, according to Farmers National Company, the largest farmland...
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...
05 February 2013
Peru Production Boom Announced
PERU- The national gross value of agricultural production in 2012 grew by 5.1 per cent over the year 2011, thus surpassing the sector target of 5 per cent annual growth, the Office of Economic...
30 January 2013
Argentina Increases Import Tariff Rates on 100 products
ARGENTINA - Argentina increased import duties under the Common External Tariff (CET) of Mercosur for 100 products including agricultural products....
21 January 2013
US Hay Stocks at Lowest Level Since 1957
US - December 1st hay stocks, reported by USDA-NASS, came in at the lowest level on record - which dates back to 1957 - at 76.5 million tons, according to the Livestock Marketing Information...
Marginal Lands are Prime Fuel Source
US - Marginal lands ­– those unsuited for food crops – can serve as prime real estate for meeting the nation’s alternative energy production goals....
10 January 2013
Helping Producers Sort out Forage Decisions
US - Selecting the right forage species to grow can be a daunting task with long-term consequences, but an upcoming Indiana Forage Council seminar will help producers narrow down the options....
07 January 2013
Drainage Ditches Can Help Clean Up Field Runoff
US - Vegetated drainage ditches can help capture pesticide and nutrient loads in field runoff, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists report. These ditches—as common in the country...
29 October 2012
Economist: Global Grain Demand - It's All About China
ANALYSIS - Demand from China is currently driving and supporting the global grain market - that was the key message from Richard Pottorff, chief economist for Doane Advisory Services, at Doane's...
26 October 2012
Feedipedia – New Resource on Feed Ingredients
MEXICO – During the Latin American Animal Nutrition Congress in Puerto Vallarta, a new source for evaluating non-conventional feed ingredients for all types of livestock was presented, writes...
23 October 2012
Doane Conference: China, US Farm Bill, Production Agriculture
ANALYSIS - The 2012 Doane Outlook conference focused on global trends, policy and production agriculture, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor, live from the conference in St. Louis,...
26 September 2012
Managing Soil Copper in Crops Irrigated with Cattle Footbath Wastewater
US - Getting a head start on stopping soil copper buildup will now be a bit easier, thanks to studies by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. This research could help Pacific Northwest...
13 August 2012
Drought Leaves Livestock Producers Looking for Alternative Feed
US - Indiana's hay crop is struggling to weather the drought, leaving livestock producers to search for alternative feedstuffs for their herds and flocks....
USDA's Crop Production, WASDE Reports as Expected
ANALYSIS - USDA's recently released Crop Production Report and World Agricultural Supply and Demand reports were, for the most part, as expected, but Indiana's reduced corn yield estimate surprised...
25 July 2012
UPDATED - USDA: More CRP Acres Available for Haying, Grazing
US - As the corn and soybean crop conditions deteriorate, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is opening up more Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for haying and grazing to help farmers...
20 June 2012
Experts: Still Time Left for Crops to Rebound from Midwest Drought
US - Midwest farmers and livestock producers still can recover from one of the earliest onslaughts of extremely dry conditions in more than two decades, but that time is growing short for some,...
15 June 2012
New Solution to Pest Problems in Alfalfa
US - Pests and the costly damage they cause to dripperlines will no longer preclude alfalfa growers from reaping the benefits of a drip irrigation system. Netafim USA is introducing Protect-T,...
05 June 2012
Hot, Dry May Brings Drought to Indiana
US - Little rain and unseasonably hot weather in May left part of northern and southwest Indiana in drought just a few weeks after farmers got off to a fast start by planting their crops earlier...
01 June 2012
Hot, Dry May Brings Drought to Parts of Indiana
US - Little rain and unseasonably hot weather in May left part of northern and southwest Indiana in drought just a few weeks after farmers got off to a fast start by planting their crops earlier...
28 May 2012
Brazil's Feed Production Forecast Up 2.8 Per Cent in 2012
BRAZIL - Brazilian feed production is projected to grow 2.8 per cent in 2012 compared to the previous year, with production of 66.2 million MT of feed and 2.58 million MT of mineral supplements,...
04 May 2012
Boron Deficiency in Alfalfa
US - University of Illinois assistant professor of crop sciences Fabian Fernandez has noticed visible signs of boron deficiency in alfalfa. In Illinois, alfalfa is the crop most sensitive to...
02 May 2012
Economist: US Farm Bill Shifts to Risk Management, Reduces Overlap
ANALYSIS - Karl Zulauf, agricultural economist and professor at The Ohio State University, said with the elimination of direct payments, creation of ARC, and enhancements to crop insurance, the...
20 March 2012
Govt Paves Way for First Commercial Shipment of Alfalfa to China
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz yesterday marked the first ever commercial shipment of Canadian alfalfa hay to enter the lucrative Chinese market. Canada gained market access for this...
15 March 2012
Evaluate Winter Injury in Alfalfa Stands
US - They may look fine from the road, but winter may have done some damage to your alfalfa stands. You'll want to get a close-up look at any plant injury, so you can make good decisions going...
20 February 2012
EU Missing Out on GM Feed Opportunity
ANALYSIS - Is Europe's headstrong views on GM crops putting EU farmers at a competitive disadvantage, writes TheCropSite editor Charlotte Johnston ...
12 February 2012
Allendale: US Meat Supply vs Global Demand
ANALYSIS - From an overall meat demand perspective, the world market is a major driver and a key reason why the US has been trading at extended price levels the past few years, writes Sarah Mikesell,...

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