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02 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Appreciation of US Dollar a Key Issue for Livestock, Poultry Companies
US - A key issue facing US livestock and poultry companies this year will be the appreciation of the US dollar....
29 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Purdue Extension of Allen County to Host Postharvest Workshop
US - Purdue Extension of Allen County will host a Wholesale Success workshop February 12th....
26 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Urges President's to Reconsider Trade Agreements
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba, while encouraging the president...
23 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Women’s Conference Provides Skills and Guidance
US - National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 2015 Women’s Conference concluded this week, providing participants with tools and information to confidently manage risks in their farm or ranch operations...
21 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Issues Stemming from January USDA Reports
US - The USDA's final estimates of 2014 US production and estimates of December 1, 2014 stocks released on January 12 revealed some potentially important issues for the corn and soybean markets,...
Crop Industry News from United States High-protein Soybean Aimed at Feed Market Released
US - A new high-yield, high-protein conventional soybean variety from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is being tipped as an ideal choice for the animal feed market....
16 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Wrangling Over Pesticide Ingredients Comes to a Head in 2015
US - Consumer advocates are fighting a new rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to address concerns over "inert" ingredients, including fragrances and dyes, in pesticides...
Crop Industry News from United States Will Falling Oil Prices Cheer Farmers in 2015?
US - The rapid fall in global oil prices seems to have taken many by surprise. The price of crude oil has declined sharply over the past seven months, creating a list of ‘winners and losers’,...
Crop Industry News from United States CME: WASDE Provided USDA’s Final 2014 Crop Estimates
US - A quick note on Monday’s record-high FI hog slaughter: It really wasn’t all on Monday. USDA’s estimate for Monday was a record high daily total of 455,000 head, write Steve Meyer and...
14 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Offers $18 Million to Support, Train New Farmers and Ranchers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering more than $18 million in funding to help educate, mentor and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers....
13 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Registration Open for Feed Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference
US - Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association's annual Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference, which is slated for March 11-13, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress...
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Reports to Support Corn Prices
US - The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the USDA has released the final estimates of the size of the 2014 US corn and soybean crops and estimates of the stocks of corn and...
12 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Soybean Exports Stay Strong
US - Latest USDA figures show that 1.7Mt of US soybeans were exported in the week ending 1 January. ...
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Joins Coalition To Promote Normalised Relations With Cuba
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has joined other prominent members of the US food and agriculture community in the launch of the new US Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC), a group aiming...
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Minor Revisions Expected in WASDE Report
US - Analysts polled ahead of the release of the USDA WASDE report (Jan 12) expect only minor revisions to the supply/demand tables for major grain crops, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
09 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Should Have Goal of Reducing the Trade Deficit
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson argues in a POLITICO Pro guest column that all future US trade agreements should be negotiated with the goal of reducing the US trade deficit,...
Crop Industry News from United States Online Feed Manufacturing Course Announced
US - The American Feed Industry Association in partnership with the IGP Institute of the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University will host a distance education programme...
08 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US 2014 Maize Crop Revised Lower, but Still Record
US - The record US 2014 maize crop became slightly less of a record yesterday, with Informa economics lowering their estimates of US yield (down 0.1t/ha) and production (down 2Mt). ...
06 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Substantial Decline Seen in US High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Levels
US - The US Geological Survey has released a new report detailing changes of groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer, which saw substantial depletion over a two-year period. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Lower Grain Prices Help US Ethanol Stocks to Swell
US - The latest data in relation to ethanol production and stocks suggests that US ethanol producers are continuing to take advantage of relatively inexpensive grains, despite five-year low gasoline...
05 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States EPA Approves First Seed Treatment to Protect Against Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome, Nematodes
US – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Bayer CropScience's application for the registration of ILeVO®, the only seed treatment that protects the root system against...
02 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Study Predicts No Farmers and Ranchers under 35 by 2033
US - As long-time farmers and ranchers grow older, it is becoming increasingly difficult to pass on the family farm or find young employees to pick up the reins at large corporate ranches....
31 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States IFES 2014: Crop and Livestock Price Prospects for 2015
US - As indicated a year ago, the transition from the extremely high prices resulting from the drought of 2012 to lower prices now being experienced has occurred differently for corn, soybeans,...
Crop Industry News from United States US Feed Industry Official Announces Retirement
US - Keith Epperson, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) vice president of manufacturing and training, will retire today (31 December) after nearly 40 years of service in the feed industry....
30 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Lower US Maize, Wheat Areas Anticipated for 2015
US - US agricultural supply, use and price projections, published as part of an early release of the tables for the USDA’s Agricultural Projections to 2024, suggest that crop areas for the...
Crop Industry News from United States Using Weedy Rice Traits to Boost Cultivated Rice Yields
US - Genetic traits in weedy rice may someday be used to develop sturdy, high-yield varieties of cultivated rice that will flourish in the face of climate change, thanks to findings by scientists...
29 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Students Recognised at Project Conference for Sub-Saharan African Farmers
US - A Purdue University graduate student team claimed second place for its low-cost multipurpose utility vehicle for sub-Saharan Africa farmers at USAID's Student Innovation Marketplace competition,...
Crop Industry News from United States Mississippi Ag Values Set to Top $7 Billion
US - Despite low prices for many commodities, the overall projected totals for Mississippi’s crop values should top $7 billion for the third straight year and essentially match the record set...
24 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States New Potato Variety: A Colourful Dish for the Holidays
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators have developed nutritious new potatoes varieties with red and purple flesh and skin. ...
Crop Industry News from United States K-State Sorghum Production Schools Scheduled for February
US - A series of four K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in mid-February 2015 to provide in-depth training for sorghum producers. The schools are sponsored by the Kansas Grain...
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