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06 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States What Will Lift the Weight from the Market?
US - With only 8 weeks until the end of the old crop marketing season and the weight of large stocks is continuing to pull down grain prices. ...
05 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Nepal Huge Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security. Millions of people have been effected by the disaster and many...
01 May 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Must Consider Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition, says a resolution voted by...
27 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Beware of the Barley Bears
CANADA - In the latest crop report from Statistics Canada, 2015/16 planting intentions revealed a possible 10.2 per cent (0.2Mha) increase in the area planted to barley in Canada, estimated at...
23 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States How is US Bird Flu Outbreak Affecting Corn, Oilseed Futures?
US - Declines in US maize and soybean futures prices have been linked to the recent outbreak of bird flu in the US. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom British Bee Diet Blamed for Decline
UK - Different land use types cause differences in protein levels in British bee diets, which could impact on population size, according to new research from Lancaster University....
22 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Russian Wheat Regains Competitive Edge
RUSSIA - Despite the export tax which has been imposed on it since February, Russian wheat is now looking competitive on the world market once again. ...
17 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
16 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global What Are Priorities for Future Sustainable Food Production?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production...
15 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
14 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Is EU Maize Losing its Competitiveness?
EU - EU maize has maintained its position as the most competitive EU feed grain, when compared with feed wheat and feed barley, since October....
13 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Mounting Evidence for Neonicotinoid Environmental Impact
EU - Evidence for the negative impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on the environment is rapidly increasing, according to a joint report from the European Academies of Science to the European...
10 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Bee Population Showing Less Die-Off Than in 2014
US - The honeybee population has experienced less severe die-offs over winter than in 2014, but there are still significant threats, according to a specialist from Purdue University....
09 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union New Way to Detect Peanut Contamination
EUROPE - Researchers from Spain and France have used a new type of technology to more accurately detect traces of peanut in foods, in a study published in the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy....
08 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Drops Further in March 2015
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 points in March 2015, down 2.6 points (1.5 per cent) from its revised February value and nearly 40 points (18.7 per cent) below its level in March...
07 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
02 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Corn Planting Way Behind, But Should We Be Worried?
US - US corn plantings are well behind average progress for this point in the season, with very few states having begun planting, should we be concerned?...
01 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global WTO Sets Up Disputes Panel over Russian EU Trade Tariffs
GLOBAL - The dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organisation has established a disputes panel over Russia’s tariff treatment of agricultural and manufacturing goods from the EU....
30 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Analysts Predict US Corn Plantings Down
US - Analysts' predictions showed a fall in corn plantings in the US this year ahead of the USDA planting survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
27 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Corn Crop Expected to Drive Feed Grain Prices
US - A weather and crop specialist with CWB says, while anticipated reduced US corn planting this year will impact feed grain prices, it's unlikely to alter planting decisions on the western...
26 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Scientists Reveal Genetic Differences in Wheat
US - Kansas State University scientists have released findings of a two-year study of the genetic diversity of wheat, that could aid future crop improvement....
25 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Agriculture Must Adopt Better Water Management to Ensure Sustainable Food Supplies
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 last weekend, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages of 40 per cent across the globe in...
24 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
20 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry,...
19 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Agriculture Bears Major Brunt of Disaster Impacts
GLOBAL - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released at the...
18 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Do We Build for the Future if We're Making a Loss on Crops?
UK - Arable farmers and members of the industry from Somerset discussed grain marketing tactics and benchmarking at a recent HGCA Monitor Farm meeting....
16 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Are Neonicotinoids Reducing Crop Yields?
GLOBAL - Beetles that are helpful to farmers can be poisoned if they feed on slugs that have eaten crops treated with neonicotinoids, a new study reports. ...
13 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Is Drought Looming in US Wheat Regions?
US - With little change to US and world closing wheat stocks in this week's USDA release and so little change to old crop supply and demand, attention in wheat markets has turned to dry conditions...
11 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is It Time the UK Embraced GM Crops?
ANALYSIS - It's been commonplace in the US for years, but the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has always been a somewhat 'scary' prospect for EU growers, writes Gemma Hyland....
Crop Industry News from Global Food Price Index Dips to Lowest Level Since July 2010
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 179. 4 points in February 2015, down 1.8 points (1.0 per cent) from its January value and 29 points (14.0 per cent) below its level in February 2014....
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