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08 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Russia-Ukraine Back on Front Burner
GLOBAL - The Russia-Ukraine matter is back on the front burner of the market place Tuesday. Pro-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine are becoming more active. ...
07 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Asian, EU Markets Pressured
GLOBAL - Asian and European stock markets were pressured Monday following Friday’s losses in the U.S. stock market that were led by the Nasdaq index dropping sharply. ...
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index up Sharply for Second Consecutive Month
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 212.8 points in March 2014, up 4.8 points, or 2.3 per cent, from February and the highest level since May 2013....
06 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organisation talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement over a definition for private...
04 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Awaiting US Employment Report
GLOBAL - Arguably the most important economic data point of the week and of the month is on deck Friday: the March U.S. employment report from the Labor Department. ...
03 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - The European Central Bank is holding its monthly monetary policy meeting Thursday, including a press conference from ECB president Mario Draghi. ...
02 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the European Union’s producer price index dropped 0.2% in February and was down 1.7% year-on-year. ...
01 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, China’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose for the first time in six months, coming in at 50.3 in March versus 50.2 in February. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Peter Kendall New President of World Farmers Organisation
GLOBAL - Former NFU President Peter Kendall has been named the new President of the World Farmers Organisation....
31 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - Monday is the last trading day of the month and of the quarter, which makes it an extra important day from a technical and charts perspective....
Crop Industry News from Global Africa’s Youth Key to Strengthening Agricultural Economy
AFRICA - Getting more African youth involved in agriculture and boosting support for the region's vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security and economic well-being...
27 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Ukraine Situation Remains Concern
GLOBAL - The markets are still digesting news late Wednesday that some U.S. and world banks, including Citi, failed a government stress test due to inadequate capital plans. ...
Crop Industry News from Global International Wheat Yield Partnership to Meet Wheat Demands
GLOBAL - A new international partnership aims to increase wheat yields by 50 percent by 2034. This will address demand for wheat – one of the world's most important crops – that is growing...
26 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Strong Outlook for US Economy
GLOBAL - In overnight news, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president James Bullard said the U.S. economy continues to improve and said he sees U.S. unemployment below 6% by the end of this...
25 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Confidence Low Due to Ukraine Crisis
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the German Ifo business confidence index weakened in March, in part due to the crisis in Ukraine. ...
24 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Report: Will China Use Monetary Stimulus to Boost Economy?
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the China HSBC preliminary purchasing managers’ index dropped to an eight-month low of 48.1 in March from 48.5 in February. ...
Crop Industry News from Global New Opportunities in East Africa for NGOs
GLOBAL, AFRICA - When USAID/East Africa announced the first Annual Program Statement (APS) under the African Institutions Innovation Mechanism (AIIM) initiative in 2012, many organisations were...
21 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global World Water Day: Agriculture and Water Inextricably Interlinked
GLOBAL - This Saturday, 22 March, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface...
Crop Industry News from Global How Will Ukraine Unrest Affect Grain Production?
ANALYSIS - The political turmoil in Ukraine at the present could lead to a drop in grain production according to the president of the Russian Grain Union Arkardy Zlochevskiy, writes Chris Harris....
20 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - The market place is still digesting the statement of the latest U.S. Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that ended Wednesday afternoon, and Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s...
19 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Focus of Market on FOMC Meeting
GLOBAL - Focus of the market place is on the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that ends Wednesday afternoon with a statement. ...
Crop Industry News from Global First Global Feed Sustainability Guidelines Released
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has announced the Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) guidelines developed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization...
Crop Industry News from Global US Corn Exports to Japan Enjoy Powerful Rebound
US - US corn exports to Japan are enjoying a powerful rebound, projecting a strong return for the remainder of the 2013/2014 marketing year that began September 1. ...
18 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: No Violence Following Crimea Referendum
GLOBAL - The referendum Sunday that saw Crimean voters overwhelmingly choose to secede from Ukraine and be annexed by Russia was not met by violence in the Ukraine. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - May corn futures closed down 4 1/2 cents at $4.81 1/2 Monday. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Invites Public Comment on Draft Principles & Criteria
GLOBAL – The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has released its draft Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef document for public comment. ...
17 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Crimea Referendum Has Little Market Impact
GLOBAL - A referendum Sunday saw Crimean citizens overwhelmingly vote on secession from Ukraine and annexation by Russia. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Bayer CropScience Strengthens Global SeedGrowth Business with Acquisition
GLOBAL – Bayer CropScience plans to acquire Biagro Group, headquartered in Gral Las Heras, Provincia de Buenos Aires/Argentina, a producer and distributor of biological seed treatment solutions....
Crop Industry News from Global HGCA Welcomes Cereal Buyers from Morocco and Algeria
GLOBAL - HGCA’s exports division, BCE, last week hosted a visit to the UK for the main buyers from the state purchasing agencies of Morocco and Algeria....
Crop Industry News from Global Steady Increase in Incidents of Low Levels of GM Crops in Traded Food, Feed
GLOBAL - The increased production of genetically modified crops around the globe has led to a higher number of incidents of low levels of GMOs being detected in traded food and feed, FAO said....
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