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08 February 2012
Biotech Crop Adoption Rising; Brazil Leads Growth
GLOBAL - Global adoption of biotech crop technology continues at unprecedented rates. During 2011, an additional 12 million hectares were planted representing an annual growth rate of 8 per cent...
Land Value History Made in 2011; Will It Continue?
US - The Midwestern land market saw exceptional strength the last half of 2011 due to high commodity prices and record-setting net farm income. ...
23 January 2012
Drought and Floods Hitting Agricultural Production
GLOBAL - A strange mixture of drought and foods appears to be affecting agricultural and livestock production across the Americas - both North and South, writes Chris Harris, TheCropSite Editor-in-Chief. ...
24 November 2011
Farmland Leased for Alfalfa Seed Production
US - S&W Seed Company announced on Tuesday that it has leased 1,500 acres of Madera County farmland. The 1,500 Madera acres are in addition to 800 acres of leased farmland in Kern County, announced...
16 November 2011
Drought, Exports Send Cattle Prices to ‘Unprecedented’ Highs
US - Fueled by declining beef production due to the drought and booming exports, fed-cattle prices soared to "unprecedented" levels, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert. Fed...
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
CME: Keep An Eye Out For Hay Prices
US - As we await the latest USDA projections of grain and livestock supplies into 2012, it is important to keep your eye on that other cattle feed supply - hay, write Steve Meyer and Len...
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...
09 September 2011
Research: RR Alfalfa Trials Show No Yield Drag
US - The performance of Roundup Ready alfalfa varieties is being evaluated in University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension alfalfa variety trials according to Dan Undersander, UW-Extension Forage...
10 August 2011
Purdue Research: Varied Yields From Fungicide
US - As Indiana soybeans move from flowering to beginning pod, farmers may consider applying foliar fungicides and insecticides to their crops....
27 July 2011
High Feed Prices Lower Beef Supplies
US - The quantity of beef available to consumers in the US has declined a startling amount in recent years, and that trend is going to continue. ...
26 July 2011
Best Practices For Emergency Haying, CRP Grazing
US - Several counties in Kansas have been approved by the US Department of Agriculture for emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage due to the extreme drought...
21 June 2011
USDA Crop Progress Report - May 20, 2011
US - Focus of this week's USDA Crop Progress Report shifts to corn emergence at 97 per cent, just 2 per cent under the 5-year average of 99 percent, writes Sarah Mikesell, senior editor of
17 June 2011
Late Planting: Farmers Hustle to Catch Up
US - In near-crisis three weeks ago, Ohio farmers say they are now cautiously optimistic of the growing season after some dry weather helped them catch up on planting....
07 June 2011
UDSA Crop Progress Report - June 6, 2011
US - In-line with trader expectations, the USDA Crop Progress Report showed corn jumped 8 percentage points to 94 per cent as of June 5, writes Sarah Mikesell, senior editor of
06 June 2011
Forage Nutrient Quality a Concern
US — As wet weather continues to delay the alfalfa harvest in some areas, Purdue Extension specialists say the crop's nutritional value for livestock feed is on the decline. ...
03 June 2011
Is It Too Late To Plant?
US - It's inevitable when corn and soybean acreages remain unplanted on June 1 to hear the question, "When is it too late to plant?" ...
25 April 2011
No Noticeable Winter Damage to Forage and Wheat
US — Despite heavy sleet and ice from winter storms, forage and wheat crops have shown no noticeable damage this spring, said two Purdue University Extension specialists. ...
13 April 2011
USDA: Nebraska Field and Crop Conditions
US - For the week ending April 10, windy conditions and above normal temperatures dried and warmed soils, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Nebraska Field Office....
30 March 2011
How To Choose - Forage Or Grain In 2011
With 2011 shaping up to be a banner year for grain and other crop prices, many forage growers are mulling over their options for tearing up hay and pasture ground in order to capitalize, says...
28 March 2011
EU Can't Independently Ban Biotech Crops
EU - Monsanto got a big boost in Europe yesterday when an official ruled that the European Union's constituent countries couldn't independently ban genetically modified crops (GMOs) on their...
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