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08 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Macroeconomic Indicators for Cotton Supply Chain
US - A range of macroeconomic data releases suggest US economic growth will continue at a moderate pace. ...
07 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale Expects USDA Will Lower Acreage
ANALYSIS - Analysts at Allendale Inc. expect to see USDA lower acreage in Friday's reports. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Editors Comment: What Role Will On-Farm Diagnostics Play in Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - It’s beginning to feel an awful lot like fall here in the Midwest. And last week I got to see some beautiful fall leaves on my drive up to World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin,...
06 October 2014
Crop Industry News from China Does China Really Impact the Global Grain Price?
ANALYSIS - Does China really have a strong impact on the US and global commodity prices? No, says economist Kel Kelly. ...
03 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Endocrine Disruptors – Risk or Hazard?
ANALYSIS - As the European Commission launched its consultation on endocrine disruptors as pesticides, crop protection industry experts spelt out concerns that a catch all hazard based approach...
02 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is Politics Rather than Science Dictating Crop Protection?
ANALYSIS - Too many regulations regarding chemicals and crop protection products are being made for short-term political expediency rather than being based on solid science....
01 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Is Growing GM Crops Good For the Livestock Sector?
GLOBAL – Growing genetically engineered (GE) crops for animal agriculture is safe and very beneficial, according to a research review assessing the performance of over 100 billion animals....
29 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Resistance Management: Still Time to Walk Your Fields
ANALYSIS - Now is the time to start planning your weed management program for next year, and there's still time before (or even during) harvest to walk your fields and determine which weed species...
26 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale Inc. Sees Higher Corn, Lower Bean Stocks
US - Allendale Inc estimates end of the marketing year corn, at 1.194 billion bushels, which is higher than USDA's September 11 estimate of 1.181....
25 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture Launched by President Obama
US - From record droughts in Kansas to deadly wildfires in California, the United States is feeling the effects of climate change, writes Secretary of State John Kerry, Agriculture Secretary...
24 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Massey Ferguson Driven by Global Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Operating in 170 countries, Massey Ferguson is looking to emerging markets like Africa and the Middle East to offer their dependable equipment to farmers who have never used mechanized...
23 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: New Contract Lows in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - Markets were narrowly mixed in overnight trading. Corn, soybeans and wheat prices are hovering near their recent contract lows. ...
22 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States McDonald's: Sustainability is Job #1, #2 and #3
ANALYSIS - McDonald's sustainability efforts focus on verifiable sustainable coffee, fish, fiber, palm oil and beef with "beef being Priority Number One, Two and Three."...
19 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Can Farming Reverse its Ageing Trend?
ANALYSIS – Agriculture is ageing and more must be done to draw young people into UK food production to meet growing national and world demand....
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Grain Pressure Continues
ANALYSIS - Grains are continuing to feel selling pressure from both currencies in the outside markets as well as the impending increase in supplies, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
18 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Export Customers Commit to Buy $2.3 Billion of US Soy
US - Buyers from China at the second-annual, soy-checkoff-funded US Global Trade Exchange have agreed to buy $2.3 billion of US soy totaling 176 million bushels of US soybeans, marking the second...
17 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
UK - A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key messages in the NFU’s farming manifesto...
15 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Sudden Death Syndrome Hits Soybeans Across US
ANALYSIS - Due to high moisture levels throughout the Midwest this season, Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) has hit soybean fields not only in the Midwest, but "any place that soybeans are grown,"...
Crop Industry News from European Union New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening and Direct Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner...
12 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States What Has Supported Corn, Soybean and Land Prices?
ANALYSIS - Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, said global soybean demand from China has increased soybean acreage by 30 million acres, and US ethanol demand has...
11 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Corn, Soybeans Hit Four-year Low
ANALYSIS - December corn and soy prices have made four-year lows this week as record harvests are expected, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
10 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There is a debate going on as part...
09 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Record Corn, Soy Harvest Likely
ANALYSIS - Grain market bears are still in full command at the start of the week, with a record corn and soybean harvest predicted, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
08 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global What are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
05 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Outlines Measures Taken to Help Agriculture Sector Affected by Russian Import Ban
EU - In order to help agriculture and fishing businesses affects by Russia's import ban, the European Commission (EC) is now monitoring carefully the market prices for affected products in each...
Crop Industry News from United States Analyst: Fresh Contract Lows for Corn, Soybean Markets
ANALYSIS - There's fresh contract lows for November and December corn and soybeans, according to Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
04 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale Crop Survey: Farmers Report Higher Corn, Soybean Yields
ANALYSIS - The Allendale Inc. Nationwide Producer Yield Survey suggests a projected US corn crop of 14.409 billion bushels and a soybean crop of 3.884 billion bushels....
03 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
02 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Crop Residue Offers Sustainable, Global Solutions
ANALYSIS - Farmers are finding that removing crop residue can improve their soil conditions and increase their yield, reports Sarah Mikesell live from the Farm Progress Show held in Boone, Iowa,...
01 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global New Study Charts Global Invasion of Crop Pests
GLOBAL - Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a new study led by...
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