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25 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome - How Can You Avoid the Risk?
ANALYSIS - Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is one of the most important diseases of soybean in the Midwest....
24 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States What Are International Soybean Buyers Looking For?
ANALYSIS - The US Soybean Export Council is launching the US Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol to define the characteristics of sustainable soy, which is exactly what international buyers...
22 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Profit Taking Pressure Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's considerable profit taking pressure across all grain markets at the start of the week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
18 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Strong Domestic, International Demand Supports US Grain Prices
ANALYSIS - Strong domestic and international demand for US grains continues to underpin prices at relatively high levels, writes grain analysts at GeoGrain. ...
16 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global How is Ukraine Unrest Affecting Grain Markets?
ANALYSIS - Unrest and uncertainty in Ukraine and in the Black Sea region as a whole is having a sharp impact on European grain prices and prospects, writes Chris Harris....
14 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain where appropriate....
09 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Supply, Demand Report: Friendly for Corn, Soybeans; Bearish for Wheat
ANALYSIS - The April USDA supply and demand report contained no major surprises. However, the latest government data was deemed a bit bullish for corn and soybeans, and modestly bearish for wheat,...
Crop Industry News from United States US Farmers Fighting Wind Erosion and Continued Drought
US - During the first week of April, parts of the North, East, Central and Rolling Plains regions received from 0.5 inch to 2 inches of rain, according the National Weather Service and reports...
08 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Outlook: Mixed Picture Across Markets
ANALYSIS - There's a mixed bag across the grain markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
01 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: No Major Surprise in USDA Planting Report
ANALYSIS - The USDA’s much anticipated estimates of March 1 grain stocks and 2014 planting intentions released yesterday contained a few surprises, but no major shocks, reports grains analyst...
28 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Variable Fertiliser Application Can Remove Variability in Crop Yields
ANALYSIS - Variability of soil types in a field will produce variability right through the season and differences in biomass through the season will produce differences in yields....
26 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Science and Farming Live Together?
ANALYSIS - Modern farming needs modern scientific techniques, engineering, technology and social science....
25 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Bullish Data in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS -There's bullish tones across all three grain markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
21 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global How Will Ukraine Unrest Affect Grain Production?
ANALYSIS - The political turmoil in Ukraine at the present could lead to a drop in grain production according to the president of the Russian Grain Union Arkardy Zlochevskiy, writes Chris Harris....
12 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Using Precision Technology to Increase Yields and Reduce Costs
ANALYSIS - A general even application of nitrogen, phosphate and potash might not only waste fertiliser adding cost but it might not give the best yields....
10 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Markets Await Reports Release
ANALYSIS - There's profit taking across all the grain markets at the start of the week, reports grains analyst Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from Global Empowering Women in Ag: FAO, UN Look at Gender Equality
GLOBAL – On the eve of International Women’s Day, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said reducing gender inequality is fundamental to eliminating hunger and developing more sustainable...
06 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Drought Down Under: What is the Cost?
AUSTRALIA – Drought has held Australia’s broadacre production back 11 per cent this millennium, according to a new Australian government report....
05 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Ukraine Tensions Dominate Markets
ANALYSIS - Tensions in Ukraine are dominating the marketplace this week, reports grains analyst Jim Wyckoff....
04 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Long Will it Take Farmers to Take Advantage of New Technology?
ANALYSIS - Farming in the 21st century is facing new pressures that often cannot be met by techniques, systems and equipment developed over the last 50 year, writes Chris Harris....
03 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Secretary Speaks at Commodity Classic About Implementing Farm Bill
ANALYSIS - US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to a packed room at the 2014 Commodity Classic about the recently passed Farm Bill and most importantly - how USDA plans to implement it,...
27 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States How Do You Manage Your Farm Through Weed Resistance?
ANALYSIS - With no new herbicide technology expected in the next five or even 10 years, farmers must manage weed resistance through a systems approach, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior...
26 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Water Supply Is Major Factor in Cropping Decision
ANALYSIS - Corn is still king, but in some parts of the US farmers are leaning toward crop rotation to break up the amount of water that's needed, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor....
25 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Profit Taking in Market at Start of Week
ANALYSIS - The corn markets are looking strong overall at the start of this week, according to grains analyst Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farming Needs Long-term Strategic Plan
ANALYSIS - Government policy should be seen through the lens of food security and there should be a long-term strategic food plan in the UK, writes Chris Harris from the National Farmers Union...
19 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Strong Week for Markets
ANALYSIS - Grain market bulls are having a good week with multi-highs in corn, soy and wheat markets, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
18 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Global El Nino to Impact Americas, Australia, India, China this Summer
ANALYSIS – An El Nino weather event is forecast to develop which should create ideal growing crop conditions in the US, but drier weather is expected in Brazil, Australia, India and China,...
11 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Corn Market 'Shrugs Off' USDA Report
ANALYSIS - Yesterday's USDA report presented a 'mixed bag' according to grain market analyst Jim Wyckoff....
10 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Germany German Ag Census: Fewer Farms But More Are Organic
GERMANY - Average farm size is now 59 hectares, according to the provisional results of the latest agricultural census, writes Jackie Linden, 5m senior editor. ...
06 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States A Kinder, Gentler EPA?
Analysis - “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to build relationships with animal producers to facilitate sustainable agriculture,” according to Jeff Potent, environmental...
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