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19 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Germany Why Should Crop Protection Practices be Recorded?
ANALYSIS - Collecting and recording data on crop protection practices should not just be seen as a legal requirement, writes Chris Harris....
18 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Focus Shifts to South America
ANALYSIS - As the US harvest nears it's end, focus shifts to planting in South America, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Crop Industry News from United States EPA Proposes 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards: Industry Reacts
ANALYSIS - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed for public comment the levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel as required by Congress under the...
Crop Industry News from Global Continued Growth Expected in Organic Markets
ANALYSIS - The global demand for organic foods and beverages has been steadily increasing over the last decade, writes Chris Harris....
16 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Rising Barge Rates Hammer Soybean Basis on River System
ANALYSIS - This week, GeoGrain saw basis across the US stay mostly unchanged for corn, but fall by 2 ½ cents for soybeans. ...
14 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Germany Russia Faces World Trade Organisation over Harvester Quotas
ANALYSIS - Russia faces being taken to the World Trade Organisation because what Germany and the EU consider punitive quotas on the import of combine harvesters, writes Chris Harris....
13 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Grains Outlook: Corn Has a Bullish Key Reversal
ANALYSIS - The key reversal is an early technical clue that corn has put in a market bottom, writes Jim Wyckoff, grain analyst for TheCropSite.com....
Crop Industry News from Germany Agritechnica 2013: Diesel Efficiency for Tomorrow
ANALYSIS - The topic of diesel efficiency has become an increasing focus for farmers in recent years, following earlier decades of concentrating on timely, high quality performance with modern...
Crop Industry News from Germany Can Smart Technology Improve Farm Performance?
ANALYSIS - The use of smart technology in precision farming can increase production, yields and quality. This is one of the major themes at this year’s Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany, writes...
12 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Thousands Dead and Farming Operations Destroyed
PHILIPPINES - A super typhoon has wreaked havoc across many southern and central regions of the Philippines leaving around 12,000 people dead and thousands without access to food and clean...
Crop Industry News from Germany Agritechnica Opens in Atmosphere of Expected Investment
GERMANY - The largest trade fair for agricultural machinery, Agritechnica, opened its doors this week displaying new lines in equipment and systems designed to meet the demands of modern agriculture,...
11 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Are Environmental Management Systems Just Greenwash?
ANALYSIS - Companies that adopt environmental management systems generally back this up with sincere investment in environmentally-friendly practices, research suggests....
07 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Food Dialogues: Animal Welfare - Beyond the Hype
ANALYSIS - Following the Food Dialogues discussion held in Columbia, Missouri, on livestock handling and animal welfare, a panel of experts from FAI Farms, based in Europe and South America,...
06 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global How Safe Are Genetically Modified Foods?
ANALYSIS – Divisions over the safety of Genetically Modified crops and foods have been sharply highlighted the last few weeks in a battle between top scientists, writes Chris Harris....
04 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Mixed Prices at Start of Week
ANALYSIS - All eyes are on this week's USDA Crop Production report, to gauge the size of the corn and soy crops, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
01 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Netherlands CropWorld Global 2013: Water Resource and Irrigation
THE NETHERLANDS - In the face of a rapidly growing population and associated demand for food, the agricultural sector, representing 70 per cent of all freshwater abstractions globally, has a...
29 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Netherlands CropWorld Global 2013: How Do We Feed Our Growing Population?
THE NETHERLANDS - This week, Amsterdam hosts the 4th Annual CropWorld Global 2013 Conference. Leading international experts from the agrochemical and crop industry, key policymakers and regulators...
28 October 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Trade Expects US Corn 50 Per Cent Harvested
ANALYSIS - The markets are under solid selling pressure on Monday, reports 5m market analyst Jim Wyckoff. Today's USDA Crop Progress report is expected to show the corn market 50 per cent harvested...
25 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Brazil Needs to Reduce Transport Costs to be Competitive
ANALYSIS - South American soybean production is becoming one of the major factors on the global oilseeds market, but poor infrastructure is hampering efficiency and keeping prices high, writes...
23 October 2013
Crop Industry News from China How Can China Meet Growing Demand for Meat?
CHINA - China’s meat consumption is expected to rise by 35 per cent by 2020 while rice and flour consumption will fall by five per cent each, writes Chris Harris. ...
21 October 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Wheat Prices Hit Four-month High
ANALYSIS - As the US government gets back to business, the return of USDA reports are welcomed by farmers and ranchers, reports market analyst Jim Wyckoff....
20 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Mexico Mexican Judge Halts GMO Corn Test Plots…For Now
ANALYSIS - A Mexican judge took a precautionary measure and ordered the government to stop giving permits to transnational companies for planting GMO corn at an experimental and commercial scale,...
18 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Will Wheat Take over from Maize as Grain Market Driver?
ANALYSIS - Wheat is starting to become a major driver in the world grain market, writes Chris Harris. ...
17 October 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Should Crop Production Products be Regulated?
ANALYSIS - Concerns are rising in the chemical and crop protection industry that regulations that are starting to be implemented by the European Commission could damage the food and agriculture...
Crop Industry News from Argentina Argentina Faces Corn, Wheat Shortages
ANALYSIS – Wheat prices have gone sky high in Argentina, while feedlots and poultry producers say there is not enough corn to go around, writes Chris Wright, Senior Editor....
16 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global World Food Day Shows Importance of Food Diversity
GLOBAL – Diversity of food and food production methods is the answer to the undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies affecting the world’s populations, says the World Food and Agriculture...
15 October 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Trade Expects US Soybeans 30 to 40 Per Cent Harvested
ANALYSIS - Rumors that China is interested in buying soybeans are tugging bean prices higher. Although with the US government shutdown, there is no confirmation, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCropSite...
09 October 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union What’s the Picture for EU Crops Post-harvest?
ANALYSIS - Protein crops are suffering throughout the EU, but favourable conditions in 2013 encouraged more spring planting to replace failed areas of winter crops, according to the latest EU...
07 October 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Uncertainty in Grain Markets Following US Government Closures
ANALYSIS - The partial shutdown in US Government has hampered grain markets in the last week, as prices are affected by the lack of USDA data, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
04 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Can Science and Technology Meet Global Food Production Needs?
ANALYSIS - Future demand for food will define the shape of the livestock, agriculture and farming sectors and their support industries, writes Chris Harris. ...
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