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19 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Crop Rumours Are Just That
US - Warm and dry weather in parts of the US, while continuing to cause some fears for winter wheat, are expected to support maize and soybean planting pace....
13 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Record Low Snowpack in Western US
US – Warm temperatures in February contributed to further snowpack decline in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, according to data from the third 2015 forecast by the United States Department...
Crop Industry News from United States Farmers Profit from Wet Fields, Migrating Birds
US – Farmers who have a hard-to-farm wet spot on their land may be able to turn it into a well-drained, profitable field by providing a temporary wet habitat for migrating birds. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Is Drought Looming in US Wheat Regions?
US - With little change to US and world closing wheat stocks in this week's USDA release and so little change to old crop supply and demand, attention in wheat markets has turned to dry conditions...
12 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Few Changes to USDA Crop Estimates
US - USDA made very few changes to its crop estimates in yesterday’s March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE)  but the changes it did make were a bit unexpected, writes...
06 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States When is Best to Prepare Machinery for Planting?
US - Early spring is the optimal time to test and prepare farm equipment and make necessary repairs for a smooth planting season, a Purdue University agricultural machinery specialist says....
03 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in...
27 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Do Lower Prices Mean Fewer Acres?
US - Lower energy prices, lower transportation costs, the appreciation of the US dollar, drought intensification in the West, and the Farm Bill implementation will affect the agricultural economy...
26 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture research, education and extension....
25 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Center for Food Integrity CEO to Discuss ‘Big Food’
US - Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, will present, “Size Matters: Why We Love to Hate ‘Big Food.’” The presentation examines the relationship development and pattern...
23 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Soybean Area Estimates Surprise Analysts
US - US soybean plantings are expected to be lower in 2015 compared with last year, the USDA announced at its annual outlook conference last week. ...
19 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States How Do We Determine the Winners and Losers in Global Land Use?
GLOBAL - The United States added around 7.6 million acres of forests between 1990 and 2010 - but at what cost?...
18 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Plants Per Acre Continue to Grow in Indiana
US - Indiana corn farmers could raise a record number of plants per acre in 2015, mostly due to new seeding technology and hardier hybrids....
17 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Opportunities and Barriers to Feeding the World’s Growing Population
US - "Feeding the World 2015” is an excellent vehicle for promoting critical dialogue about the implications of the tremendous increase in food demand and changing food patterns, a topic that...
Crop Industry News from United States Keep Stored Grain Cool and Dry
US - Higher grain temperatures reduce the amount of time grain can be stored. Keeping stored grain cool is important as outdoor temperatures start to warm this spring, a North Dakota State University...
16 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Wheat Growers Welcome Move Forward with Bill to End Cuban Embargo
US - On 12 February 2015, a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced major legislation that would end the US trade embargo of Cuba....
Crop Industry News from United States New Experimental Grain Sorghum Shows High Yield Potential
US - In theory, grain sorghum should yield just as much as corn in Kansas, given the same amount of fertilizer and with substantially less water, according to Kansas State University agronomist...
Crop Industry News from United States Updated Weed Control Guide Now Available
US - The Extension services of Ohio State University, Purdue University and the University of Illinois have partnered to publish an updated weed control guide to aid crop farmers in choosing...
Crop Industry News from United States Research Yields Cotton Resistant to Leaf Curl Virus
US - Two new cotton germplasm lines developed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are now available for use in safeguarding US cotton from...
13 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Study Shows No Damage to Soils from Grazing of Cover Crops
US - A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist in North Carolina has found a way to encourage more growers to use cover crops in the Southeastern United States—allow cattle to graze on...
Crop Industry News from United States Water a Limiting Factor to Corn Silage Quality
US - Minimizing yield losses while reducing groundwater usage is a continual goal for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists on the High Plains, where quantities of water from the Ogallala Aquifer...
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised the introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015....
11 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Chances of Saving with Solar Energy Greater for Farms than Homes
US - The probability of saving money by using solar energy rather than standard grid electricity is 92 per cent for Indiana farm businesses and about 50 per cent for homes, Purdue University...
10 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Precision Ag Conference Highlights New Technology
US - Purdue Extension is co-sponsoring the Northwest Indiana Precision Agriculture Conference on February 24 in Lakeville, focusing on the benefits of technology that can be used in the farm...
09 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Concerns that Reformed RFS Act Could Destroy Biofuels Industry
US - NFU President Roger Johnson has warned that the elimination of the corn-based ethanol mandate and blend cap will 'gut' the nation’s biofuel production....
06 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Grant Helps Purdue Support New Farmers
US - A team of Purdue University faculty, staff and Extension educators will lead a US Department of Agriculture effort in Indiana aimed at supporting new and beginning farmers and ranchers....
05 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Invests $18 Million to Train New Farmers, Ranchers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden (USDA) has announced more than $18 million in grants to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation...
Crop Industry News from United States NFU: Agriculture Has Already Done Its Part to Reduce Deficit
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers, ranchers, and rural America....
Crop Industry News from United States Fresh Call to End Port Dispute Hitting Meat Exports
US - A coalition of 92 food, agricultural and allied groups has called on both sides of the west coast port dispute to end the disruption....
04 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Crop Seminar to Focus on Grain Storage, Management
US - With on-farm stocks of corn and soybeans up significantly following last year’s record yields, organisers of the upcoming Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar decided to focus this year’s...
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