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05 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Bullish Enthusiasm in Corn, Soy Markets
ANALYSIS - There's some concern in the grain markets this week, as we head into the seasonal February break phenomenon, where grain prices often show some weakness, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Crop Industry News from United States McDonald's Sustainability VP Wants to Collaborate, Not Mandate
ANALYSIS - Bob Langert, McDonald's VP of Global Sustainability, told US cattle farmers and ranchers at the National Cattleman's Beef Association meeting (NCBA) that "sustainability isn't broken,"...
03 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Soybean Could Be The 'Exciting' Market in 2014
ANALYSIS – Strong soybean demand from China will mean growing stocks are bought and a tight market will run through the year, leaving a bearish outlook, writes Michael Priestly, TheCropSite...
24 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 2030 EU Climate Goals Announced
ANALYSIS - A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 per cent below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27 per cent, renewed ambitions for energy...
23 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Global How Can Global Food Security be Achieved?
ANALYSIS - While last year the word on everyone’s lips in the agricultural world was sustainability, for 2014 the phrase could be “food security”, writes Chris Harris....
22 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Our Race Against Bacteria: Linking Livestock Production and Human Medicine
GLOBAL - The last decade has seen veterinary authorities address the routine use of antimicrobial drugs and prescribe more judicious use. But how could this benefit human health, and what are...
13 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Traders Digest Friday's USDA Report
ANALYSIS - Corn stocks in the US as of December 1 stood at 10.426 billion bushels, compared to 10.77 billion bushels expected by the trade, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
10 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Rallies Sharply, Soybeans Up, Wheat Sinks Following USDA Reports
ANALYSIS - Corn futures rallied strongly after smaller-than-expected grain stocks and production figures, and a record first-quarter usage pace, writes Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Grain Analysts Share Outlook of USDA Expectations
ANALYSIS – The CME Group hosted three grain analysts who shared corn, soybean and wheat industry expectations ahead of the slew of USDA reports to be released on Friday, reports Sarah Mikesell,...
09 January 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Honeybee Declines Cause Huge Risk to EU Crops
ANALYSIS - New research has highlighted the huge risk to crops due to diminishing honeybee populations across Europe, writes Gemma Hyland....
08 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agriculture Needs Science Based Approach to Intensification
ANALYSIS - The global agriculture sector needs a science based approach to intensification of food production, writes Chris Harris....
06 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Selling Pressure Impacts Grain Markets
US - The week starts with some short covering in the grain markets, following recent selling pressure, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
24 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Abandoned Farmland Widespread in Central and Eastern Europe
GLOBAL - A new study conducted for the European Commission suggests that abandoned farmland is widespread in Europe and that not all land that has been abandoned is unsuitable for farming....
19 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Holistic Farming Approach to Meet World Food Demand Sustainably
GLOBAL - A holistic long-term approach may be the key to introducing sustainability into the food and agriculture (F&A) equation, according to a new report from Rabobank....
16 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: China Bird Flu Rumours Affect Soy Market
ANALYSIS - Reports of a bird flu outbreak in China is limiting buying interest in the US soybean markets, reports Jim Wyckoff....
12 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Did the WTO Reach Any Agricultural Agreement at Bali?
ANALYSIS - The World Trade Organisation’s Bali Ministerial Conference ended last week in a fanfare of triumph, writes Chris Harris....
11 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Grains Weaker Following USDA Report
ANALYSIS - Grain prices reacted to a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December this week, reports Jim Wyckoff. ...
10 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Grains Mostly Weaker in Aftermath of USDA Supply and Demand Report
ANALYSIS - Corn futures moved lower at midday Tuesday, after seeing a slight bounce following a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December. ...
08 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Could RFS Cuts Hinder Biofuels Growth?
ANALYSIS - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2014 proposed rule to reduce the required amount of biofuels to be produced in 2014 by 2.94 billion gallons could reduce incentive for biofuels...
05 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Antimicrobial Resistance: Our Race Against Bacteria
ANALYSIS - Over use of antimicrobial medicines has prompted scientists to ask the question; are we going to lose our life-saving drugs? Michael Priestley reports for TheCropSite....
04 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Improving Environment Yields and Welfare with Trees
ANALYSIS - Using trees as shelter belts around fields can increase yields and margins, reduce run-off and soil erosion and help improve the eco system by providing shelter for animals and pollinators,...
02 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Corn Bears Maintain Advantage
ANALYSIS - Corn market bears still maintain the solid overall technical advantage as we start the week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Crop Industry News from Global Time to Back Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming has been championed as an essential route to sustainable food production by prominent agriculture speakers from across Europe....
29 November 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union European Commission Makes U-Turn on Agricultural Promotion
ANALYSIS - The European Union and European Commission could be about to make a decisive U-turn on the way they allow agricultural produce to be marketed, writes Chris Harris....
28 November 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Auditors Find Criteria for EU Farm Aid Abused
ANALYSIS - European regulations designed to pay assistance to farmers farming in difficult and less favoured areas are being abused by a number of EU states, writes Chris Harris....
26 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Queensland Drought Intensifies
ANALYSIS - Over 65 per cent of the state of Queensland has been officially drought declared, writes Gemma Hyland. ...
25 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Markets a Mixed Bag as Week Begins
ANALYSIS - Grain markets are a mixed bag at the start of the week, with soy futures a little weaker, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
21 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Six Meals Wasted a Week Per Household
ANALYSIS - A staggering 4.2 million tonnes of avoidable food waste are being thrown away each year, equating to six meals per week for the average UK household, writes Gemma Hyland....
20 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Conservation Agriculture Better for Environment Communities and Ecosystems
ANALYSIS - Adopting a system of Conservation Agriculture can increase yields while conserving water and mineral resources, writes Chris Harris....
Crop Industry News from European Union Could Green VAT Encourage Sustainable Consumption and Production?
ANALYSIS - Taxes and a new system of value added tax (VAT) could be used to stimulate sustainable agriculture, food production and consumption, writes Chris Harris....
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