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23 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Soy Can Help Clean Up Oil Spills
US - Soy lecithin can be used as a chemical dispersant to help clean up oil spills, researchers have discovered....
22 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Heavy Rains Benefit Wheat but Delay Other Plantings
US - More rainstorms have swept over much of the Texas, leaving fields too soggy to work in many areas, but generally benefiting wheat, pastures and rangeland, according to Texas A&M AgriLife...
21 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Planting Will Soon Move into High Gear, but Drought Persists
US - Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season....
20 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Rice Conservation Meeting Sets the Stage for Sustainability Talks
US - Earlier this week, the USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited hosted meetings for contributing partners in the Sustaining the Future of Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)....
17 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Maize Roots Developed Better Nitrogen Efficiency Over Last Century
US - Selective breeding of maize over the last century to increase yield may have indirectly led to the evolution of more efficient root systems, according to researchers....
16 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US NFU Disappointed by Cuts to Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency
US - NFU President Roger Johnson says he was disappointed in the US House of Representatives Energy and Water spending subcommittee’s reduction of funds for renewable energy and energy efficiency...
Crop Industry News from United States Cotton Planting Falls Behind
US - Only about 5 per cent of Texas cotton is planted, down from the five-year average of 12 per cent for this time of year, according to the latest weekly reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
14 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Urges EPA to Stick to Statutory Target Levels
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson says he is hopeful the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) timeline for releasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) target levels...
13 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Sorghum Silage Can Replace Corn Silage When Properly Managed
US - Sorghum silage can provide a useful alternative to corn silage, but not all sorghum types have the same nutritional properties, according to two experts from the Agrilife programme at the...
Crop Industry News from United States Grant to Boost Crop Breeding Worldwide
US - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $18.5 million to Cornell University to aid worldwide breeding of the staple crops wheat, rice, maize, sorghum and chickpea....
10 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Rice Subsidies Too High in Advanced Developing Countries
US - Several key advanced developing countries have ramped up subsidies to their producers of rice, corn, and wheat, according to a new study....
Crop Industry News from United States US Bee Population Showing Less Die-Off Than in 2014
US - The honeybee population has experienced less severe die-offs over winter than in 2014, but there are still significant threats, according to a specialist from Purdue University....
09 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States New GM Rice Shows Improved Disease Immunity
US - Rice disease immunity can be improved by transferred genes from other species, according to new research from the University of California-Davis....
08 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Climate Change Causing Losses for US Soybean Farmers
US - Changes in weather patterns have been eating into the profits made by soybean farmers, causing $11 billion worth of losses over the past 20 years, according to researchers from the University...
Crop Industry News from United States Soybean Planting Date and Varietal Maturity
US - Along with the continuing emphasis on getting soybean planted early—late April to early May—comes the question of soybean maturity rating and whether early planting benefits fuller-...
07 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Plantings Report Shows Soybeans Gaining Popularity
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Prospective Plantings report indicates that farmers nationwide could be looking to soybeans as a financial safe haven in a difficult market, Purdue University...
Crop Industry News from United States US GIPSA Changes Rejected by NFU
US - The National Farmers Union in the US has urged the government not to discuss laws limiting the authority of the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Agency (GIPSA)....
02 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Peanut Snacks Could Help Artery Health
US - A meal containing peanuts had less detrimental effects on the body than a similar meal without peanuts, showed research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition....
Crop Industry News from United States US Corn Planting Way Behind, But Should We Be Worried?
US - US corn plantings are well behind average progress for this point in the season, with very few states having begun planting, should we be concerned?...
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Higher Corn and Lower Soybean Plantings Than Expected
US - The USDA’s Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports both pointed to larger than expected corn supplies and smaller than expected soybean supplies, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
01 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Fish Fertiliser Viable for Organic Vegetable Production
US - A study at Auburn University, Alabama, showed that hydrolysed fish fertiliser can be economically viable for organic vegetable production, despite providing lower yields than inorganic nitrogen....
Crop Industry News from United States Soybean-based Air Freshener Tops in Purdue Student Contest
US - A team that created a soybean-based air freshener won the top prize in the 2015 Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Purdue University....
30 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Canada Remains Top Destination for High Value US Exports
US - In 2014, Canada remained the top destination for US exports of high-value agricultural products, with a total of $17.2 billion....
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Analysts Predict US Corn Plantings Down
US - Analysts' predictions showed a fall in corn plantings in the US this year ahead of the USDA planting survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
27 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Corn Crop Expected to Drive Feed Grain Prices
US - A weather and crop specialist with CWB says, while anticipated reduced US corn planting this year will impact feed grain prices, it's unlikely to alter planting decisions on the western...
26 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States A Growing Interest in Forage Sorghum
US - Continued research on sorghum could help cattle producers diversify their feedstuffs....
Crop Industry News from United States Progress Achieved at National Bee Health Roundtable
US - On March 5, 2015, the National Bee Health Roundtable (BHRT) held its third workshop since its inception in March 2014. The industry members of the BHRT were pleased to report on the achievements...
Crop Industry News from United States Scientists Reveal Genetic Differences in Wheat
US - Kansas State University scientists have released findings of a two-year study of the genetic diversity of wheat, that could aid future crop improvement....
25 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States $400,000 Alloted to Develop New Wheat Varieties
US - Kansas State University officials are hailing a recent partnership with food giant General Mills as a win-win proposition that ultimately will benefit the state’s farmers and consumers...
20 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States 97 Per Cent of All US Farms are Family-Owned
US - The US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry....
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