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09 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Outcome Measures Drive Grower Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices. ...
08 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States GeoGrain: US Cash Grain and Futures Report
ANALYSIS - Grain futures dropped again this week with corn and soybean futures shedding 20 ½ cents and 38 ½ cents respectively for the week ending Thursday the 5th, reports GeoGrain analysts....
06 June 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Torrefaction: The Bioenergy Newcomer
EU - Torrefaction - the slow roasting of biomass material to improve its energy content - has been touted as part of a solution for the large-scale implementation of bioenergy. ...
05 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Researchers Aim to Disarm a ‘Cereal Killer’
US - A fungus that kills an estimated 30 per cent of the world’s rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware and...
04 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Jim Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Outlook
ANALYSIS - Grain analyst Jim Wyckoff said the grain market could see seasonal weakness during the month of June now that corn is in the ground. ...
02 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Mexico Mexico's Maize Crop Forecast to Remain Relatively Unchanged
MEXICO - Harvesting of the 2014 autumn-winter is well underway. Initial estimates point to a sharp decline in production due to a 15 percent reduction in plantings, in response to low white maize...
30 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Brazil Improved Prospects for 2014 Brazillian Maize Crop
BRAZIL - Harvest of the main 2014 second season “safrinha” maize crop is about to begin. Earlier forecasts for the harvest have been revised upwards due to higher than expected plantings...
29 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Outlook: Planting Close to Complete
ANALYSIS - Corn planting is close to complete and during the short holiday week, markets are trading mixed, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
28 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Debate on GMO Stirs Strong Feelings in NYC
ANALYSIS - A panel of experts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) gathered April 27 at the Food Book Fair in Williamsburg to debate the risks and benefits of genetically modified food. The...
27 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canola Growers File Level of Service Complaint with Canadian Transportation Agency
CANADA - The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) has filed a Level of Service Complaint with the Canadian Transportation Agency, contending that Canadian National Railway and Canadian...
26 May 2014
Crop Industry News from China China's Hubei Province Enters Wheat Harvest Season
CHINA - Wheat farmers in China's Hubei province have begun to harvest the 16.82 million mu (about 1.1 million hectares/ 2.7 million acres) of local wheat fields....
23 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Listen to Bees to Create Healthy Rural Landscapes
UK - Honey bees’ foraging preferences can provide valuable information for governments about how to better manage rural landscapes, say University of Sussex researchers....
22 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global El Nino Presents a Mixed Bag For World Agriculture
ANALYSIS – While the prospect of an El Nino generally means moisture for the US Corn Belt, it could spell disaster for Australians in much need of rainfall....
21 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global How Valuable are UN’s Food and Agriculture Business Principles?
ANALYSIS - The United Nations six Food and Agriculture Business Principles that were launched this week, designed to help agricultural communities in underdeveloped and developing regions, in...
20 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: All Eyes on Weather
ANALYSIS - Looking ahead, all eyes are on US weather in the coming weeks, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
16 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Grain Hedge: Grains Trade Sharply Lower as Planting Pace Ramps Up
US - Grains traded lower across the board this week as a combination of planting pace, demand side factors, and a weak technical environment pressured prices, reports grain analysts at Grain...
Crop Industry News from Global Documenting Grain Loss in the Brazilian Harvesting Supply Chain
US & BRAZIL - Documenting grain losses at different stages of the supply chain provides an important baseline for measuring improvements of grain quality. Researchers in the Department of Agricultural...
15 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Ag Economist Offers Insights to Latest US Farm Bill
US - A Purdue Extension agricultural economist has published two articles that include analysis of what the 2014 farm bill could mean for farmers and agriculture in the Midwest. ...
13 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Price Action in Grains
ANALYSIS - There's mixed price action at the start of the week across the grains markets, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
12 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Monthly Supply and Demand Report a Mixed Bag for Grain Markets
US - Corn futures saw selling pressure in the wake of Friday's bearishly perceived USDA reports....
09 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Europe 'Not Doing Enough' to Promote Responsible Soy Production
BRAZIL & EU - European companies that use soy for animal feed or animal products are not doing nearly enough to encourage responsible growers to reduce the negative impacts of soy production,...
08 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global McDonald's Showcases Innovative, Sustainable Suppliers
GLOBAL - McDonald’s announced its “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” winners in a report highlighting how suppliers achieved significant results by identifying opportunities and applying...
07 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global DuPont Pioneer, AGCO Announce Collaboration to Deliver Real-Time Information to Growers
GLOBAL - DuPont Pioneer and AGCO Corporation have announced a global collaboration to bring wireless data transfer technology solutions to farmers in leading agricultural markets, including the...
06 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada What Corn-Canola Comparisons Tell Us about Neonics and Bees – Plenty Actually
ANALYSIS - “Why are there problems for bees associated with the growing corn but not canola, when both are planted using neonic-treated seed?” ...
05 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Food Shortages Could be 'Most Critical World Issue' by Mid-century
US - The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the US Agency for International...
02 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Buzzing for Solutions: The Global Initiative Desperately Trying to Save Bees
GLOBAL - Coming in all shapes and sizes and populating all but the most extreme corners of the globe, bees play a crucial role in agriculture and represent an irreplaceable link in food production....
01 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Can We Feed the World Using Foley's Five Steps?
ANALYSIS - National Geographic has launched a new series starting this month continuing through the end of the year that will focus on food and the challenge of feeding the global population...
30 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Monsanto Increases Irrigation Efficiency, Saving 30-80 Billion Gal. of Fresh Water
GLOBAL - It’s an unavoidable dilemma: fresh water and productive soil are vital to sustain life and to grow the food we need. ...
29 April 2014
Crop Industry News from India El Nino Could Hit India Pulses Production
ANALYSIS - India’s apex industry body is weighing heavily on El Nino that is expected to hit India this monsoon, writes Jagdish Kumar....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Grain Outlook: Crop Progress Expected to Show Slow Progress
ANALYSIS - This week's USDA Crop Progress report is expected to show slow planting progress compared to the five-year average, reports Jim Wyckoff....
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