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14 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Global El Niño Lowers Early Production Outlook in Southern Africa
GLOBAL - Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures....
17 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
01 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Rabobank Outlook 2016: Bearish Grains, Bullish for Hogs
ANALYSIS - Agri commodity stocks remain comfortable and are expected to limit price gains to modest levels throughout 2016 for grains and oilseeds, while hogs, sugar and coffee prices are expected...
13 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Weather: El Niño’s Global Impact, US November Outlook
ANALYSIS - El Niño is expected to peak in December, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....
05 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Honeybee Veterinary Medicine
GLOBAL - Honeybees are an essential part of farming and the wider ecosystem, but since the mid-1990s, bee populations around the world have suffered a dramatic decline through a combination of...
20 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Agriculture Production Must Increase 60% to Feed Planet
GLOBAL - Feeding the world’s growing population requires targeted investments to unleash the productive potential of millions living in rural areas, where nearly 80 per cent of the world’s...
Crop Industry News from Global Agriculture Must Embrace Technology, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - Agriculture must become 'smarter' by taking advantage of modern technology and data in order to feed the world, according to a report presented by Rabobank at Expo Milano 2015....
16 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Could Satellites Change Systems for Farming and Aquaculture?
ANALYSIS - Developments in satellite, space and tracking technology are starting to have repercussions far beyond field mapping for crops and GPS guidance systems for farm machinery....
08 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Global Agriculture Faces Decade of Flat or Falling Prices
GLOBAL - World Prices for food will remain flat or could fall over the next 10 years because of the current growth in agricultural production....
25 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Global El Niño: Effects on 2015 Grain Production
WORLD - According to reports from the Climate Prediction Center, there is a greater than 90 per cent probability that the current El Niño will continue until the end of the year, and 85 per...
06 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Huge Opportunities for Agricultural Growth in West Africa
AFRICA - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development...
02 July 2015
Crop Industry News from Global UK, US Feed Market Prices Improving
UK and US - UK feed wheat futures (Nov-15) closed at £132.00/t on Tuesday, up £7.60 on the week and the highest settlement price since the end of March 2015. The upward trend in price was also...
29 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Sustainable Intensive Agriculture: The Route to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050
GLOBAL - Sustainable intensive agriculture is key to feeding nine billion by 2050. This was one of the topics discussed by Dr Sean Rickard at a conference held at the Farmers Club, London, organised...
Crop Industry News from Global Russia Extends Ban on Imports of Agricultural Products to 2016
GLOBAL - The Russian Government has announced that it will be extending the ban on agricultural products from the EU until 5 August 2016....
19 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global New FAO Guide Aims to Prevent Child Labour in Agriculture
GLOBAL - A new guide by FAO aims to help ensure anti-child labour measures are included in agricultural and rural development programmes, in particular those targeting family farmers....
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Family Farming Platform to Help Food Security
GLOBAL - Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, the FAO has launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop"...
Crop Industry News from Global Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 had almost been achieved....
22 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global International Farming Organisations United on Trans-Pacific Partnership
GLOBAL - As Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations meet this week in Guam to continue negotiations, agri-food producer and processor organisations from around the world have united to call for...
16 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global The Bullish Risk of Being Too Bearish
GLOBAL - Given the market events of the last year and especially recent weeks you’d be forgiven for thinking that grain markets would be going down forever. Actually, you’re probably not...
15 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
14 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global El Niño Arrives, but What Will He Do?
GLOBAL - The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Japan Meteorological Agency both announced the emergence of El Niño conditions this week, following months of being on alert. ...
11 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste....
08 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests...
06 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Findus CEO Steps Down
EUROPE - Matthieu Lambeaux, CEO of Findus Southern Europe, has decided to step down from his position to progress with some entrepreneurial ventures outside of the Findus group....
30 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha Round farm trade talks....
Crop Industry News from Global Could GM Crops Help Fight Spina Bifida?
GLOBAL - Research published in the International Journal of Biotechnology suggests that the bio-fortification of rice with a gene to produce more folate (vitamin B9) could significantly reduce...
28 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
24 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Global Researchers Collaborate for Sustainable Intensification in Africa
GLOBAL - 23 African and European research partners will collaborate on a new long term research and innovation partnership, focussing on sustainable intensification of the agro-food system in...
Crop Industry News from Global Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
22 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Upland Cotton Genome Sequenced to Aid Breeding
GLOBAL - A major international collaboration has cracked the genetic code of upland cotton, which accounts for more than 90 percent of cultivated cotton worldwide....
 
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