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25 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome - How Can You Avoid the Risk?
ANALYSIS - Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is one of the most important diseases of soybean in the Midwest....
24 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States What Are International Soybean Buyers Looking For?
ANALYSIS - The US Soybean Export Council is launching the US Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol to define the characteristics of sustainable soy, which is exactly what international buyers...
22 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Profit Taking Pressure Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's considerable profit taking pressure across all grain markets at the start of the week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
21 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Pollen Collected by Bees Contaminated with Toxic Pesticides
EU - Over two third of the pollen that honeybees collected from European fields and brought to their hives to feed their larvae is contaminated with a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides....
18 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Strong Domestic, International Demand Supports US Grain Prices
ANALYSIS - Strong domestic and international demand for US grains continues to underpin prices at relatively high levels, writes grain analysts at GeoGrain. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Professor Leads Recommendations on Climate Change Mitigation
US - The latest assessment of global climate change is out and scientists from around the world have recommended changes including some in agriculture, forestry and other land use designed to...
17 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Mexico Mexico: A Positive Year Ahead but Full of Challenges
MEXICO - Mexico’s economic growth is gradually improving, but food consumption remains vulnerable to income and price effects, according to a report from Rabobank – "Mexico Agribusiness Outlook...
16 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global How is Ukraine Unrest Affecting Grain Markets?
ANALYSIS - Unrest and uncertainty in Ukraine and in the Black Sea region as a whole is having a sharp impact on European grain prices and prospects, writes Chris Harris....
15 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Sustainable Profitable Agriculture with Biodiversity Conservation
EU - Economically viable agriculture can be combined with effective biodiversity conservation according to a recent EU funded study....
14 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain where appropriate....
10 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Irish President Tours FAI Farm During State Visit to UK
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state...
09 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Supply, Demand Report: Friendly for Corn, Soybeans; Bearish for Wheat
ANALYSIS - The April USDA supply and demand report contained no major surprises. However, the latest government data was deemed a bit bullish for corn and soybeans, and modestly bearish for wheat,...
Crop Industry News from India Indian Sugar Production Down Seven Per Cent in Last Year
INDIA - India’s sugar production output has recorded a 1.6 million tonnes or seven per cent decrease at 21.5 million tonnes during the April 2013 to March 2014 fiscal year, writes Jagdish Kumar....
Crop Industry News from United States US Farmers Fighting Wind Erosion and Continued Drought
US - During the first week of April, parts of the North, East, Central and Rolling Plains regions received from 0.5 inch to 2 inches of rain, according the National Weather Service and reports...
08 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Outlook: Mixed Picture Across Markets
ANALYSIS - There's a mixed bag across the grain markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
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...
03 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Research Ramps Up Vegetable Oil Production in Global Food Fight
UK - Vegetable oils are a major global commodity. World production exceeds 150 million tons per annum and has risen by ~50 per cent in just ten years....
01 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: No Major Surprise in USDA Planting Report
ANALYSIS - The USDA’s much anticipated estimates of March 1 grain stocks and 2014 planting intentions released yesterday contained a few surprises, but no major shocks, reports grains analyst...
31 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States New Research: Neonicotinoids Barely Found in Pollen of Seed-treated Plants
US - Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticide that has been popular with corn, cotton, canola and soybean farmers for years, writes Entomology Today. ...
28 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada’s Bees Thrive: Public Needs Facts, Not Fear
CANADA - Popular media outlets in Canada are filled with stories about the imminent decline of honeybees and the calls by some beekeepers to ban the pesticides — called neonicotinoids — which...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Variable Fertiliser Application Can Remove Variability in Crop Yields
ANALYSIS - Variability of soil types in a field will produce variability right through the season and differences in biomass through the season will produce differences in yields....
27 March 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Must Address Grain Storage Conundrum
INDIA – Inefficient grain trading could mean much of India continues to starve regardless of economic development or harvest yields....
26 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Is The US Heading Towards Another Dust Bowl?
ANALYSIS - There's a mixed bag of weather conditions across the US, with rumours that a new Dust Bowl isn't too unlikely, writes Gemma Hyland....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Science and Farming Live Together?
ANALYSIS - Modern farming needs modern scientific techniques, engineering, technology and social science....
25 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Bullish Data in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS -There's bullish tones across all three grain markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
24 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States NOAA Forecasts Flooding in Midwest; California, SW Stay in Drought
According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook, rivers in half of the continental US are at minor or moderate risk of exceeding flood levels this spring. ...
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....
19 March 2014
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 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. ...
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