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20 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global More Efficient Food Systems Needed
GLOBAL - Increasing competition for natural resources and emerging resource bottlenecks mean that global agriculture can no longer operate using a "business as usual" approach....
19 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Why is McDonald's Passionate about Sustainability?
ANALYSIS - Francesca DeBiase, VP Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability at McDonald's, said McDonald's vision is to source all of their food and products sustainably....
Crop Industry News from Global Healthy Soils for a Healthy Life
GLOBAL - Our soils are in danger because of expanding cities, deforestation, unsustainable land use and management practices, pollution, overgrazing and climate change. The current rate of soil...
15 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Research Finds Many Key Resources Have Passed Their Peak
GLOBAL - As the worlds resources face enormous challenges, researchers from the US and Denmark have analysed the production and extraction rates of 27 global renewable and non-renewable resources...
12 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Food Price Index Declines in December 2014
GLOBAL - 2014 is third consecutive year of falling prices as all commodity groups except for meat decline....
09 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Cargill Starts Anniversary Year with Strong Sales Growth
GLOBAL - January 2015 marks the beginning of the 150th year in business for US-based Cargill, with second-quarter earnings up 41 per cent contributing to a seven per cent increase for the first...
07 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Tighter Market Projected for Global Sugar Industry
GLOBAL - Rabobank has issued a new report on the global sugar industry, forecasting a tighter market than expected based on recent supply and demand conditions. ...
05 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Wheat Yield Losses Predicted Due to Rising Temperatures
GLOBAL - For the first time, an international consortium of researchers have used a systematic multi-model test to exploit data from field and artificial heating experiments to focus on the responses...
31 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global New Group Set Up for More Sustainable Rice
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform’s new Sustainable Rice Project Group aims to speed up the implementation of sustainable rice growing practices....
30 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Model Shows Wheat Harvest May Fall with Global Warming
GLOBAL - New research in the UK using models predicts a six per cent reduction in global wheat harvest for each 1°C of global warming....
Crop Industry News from Global World Cotton Prices Forecast to Remain Flat
GLOBAL - An analyst at Texas A&M University is forecasting cotton prices to remain flat heading into 2015 due to a large world supply....
29 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Cargill to Pursue Feed Acquisitions But Not Nutreco
GLOBAL - Cargill says it is no longer pursuing the acquisition of Nutreco. ...
15 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Russian Export Concerns Diminish
GLOBAL - Markets have re-traced off the recent high as concerns over the threat of Russian export restrictions diminish, writes David Sheppard, Gleadell’s managing director....
11 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global World Cereal Production to Surpass Last Year's Record
GLOBAL - World cereal production in 2014 is forecast at a new record of 2,532 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms), 10 million tonnes higher than last month’s forecast and 7 million...
10 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global World Trade Negotiators Set New Deadlines for Agricultural Talks
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization General Council has set two new deadlines for the agriculture trade negotiations to be concluded - one to agree a permanent solution on public stockholding...
09 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Farmers Welcome Early Commencement of Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement
AUSTRALIA & KOREA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the announcement by Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb that Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea (KAFTA)...
Crop Industry News from Global Strong US Soybean Exports Provide Price Support
US & CANADA - Although, the latest production estimates from Statistics Canada were bearish and the initial price reaction saw a dip in Canadian canola futures, this was short-lived. ...
08 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Spain and Germany Join AgriCord
GLOBAL - Spain and Germany join the AgriCord network supporting more than 300 farmer organisations in developing countries....
04 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Broadly Stable
GLOBAL - Food and Agriculture Organisation's monthly food price index was stable in November, as vegetable oil and grain prices inched up and offset ongoing declines in dairy prices....
02 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global UK, India Collaborate on Crops of the Future
UK & INDIA - Seven new research projects involving collaborations between researchers in the UK and India aim to provide crops suitable for a changing climate and to produce more food with fewer...
27 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Lower Ukrainian Barley Crop Could Help UK Exports
UKRAINE & UK - The total planted area for barley in Ukraine fell by 16 per cent this year in comparison to 2013/14 according to the Agricultural Ministry. ...
26 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Uncertainty for Russia and Ukraine Winter Crops
EU - Planting conditions for winter crops across the EU have been ‘predominantly favourable’....
24 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Weekly Global Markets Round Up
GLOBAL - US markets have weakened during the past week as the advancing corn/soy harvests and prospect of record supplies weigh on prices, reports David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director....
Crop Industry News from Global Water Stewardship Seminar Brings Value Chain Together
ANALYSIS - A sustainable water supply is vital for agriculture, which uses 70 per cent of the total freshwater withdrawn from surface water and groundwater. ...
14 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global How Are the Wheat Markets Faring?
GLOBAL - Despite a forecast rise in global stocks, US markets have resumed their upward trend, supported by strength from neighbouring soy and corn markets, writes David Sheppard, Gleadell’s...
12 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Editors Comment: What Should We Expect this Winter?
ANALYSIS - 'Worst winter in decades' is how a lot of the tabloids usually put it, however, this year they may have got it right, writes Gemma Hyland....
10 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Stabilises in October
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 192.3 points in October 2014, marginally (0.2 per cent) below the revised September figure but 14.3 points (6.9 per cent) short of its corresponding...
05 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Industrialisation Should Not Come at Expense of Agriculture
GLOBAL - Industrialization can be an important tool for poverty and hunger reduction but should not come at the expense of agricultural development, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da...
03 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Putting October’s Grain Price Gains in Perspective
GLOBAL - October has been associated with the first bullish sentiments for the global grain market in the season to date, writes Brenda Mullan, Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence....
29 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global 2,000 Hectares of Farm Soil Lost Daily to Salt Damage
GLOBAL - Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt, according to a study by UN...
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