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17 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Bayer CropScience Strengthens Global SeedGrowth Business with Acquisition
GLOBAL – Bayer CropScience plans to acquire Biagro Group, headquartered in Gral Las Heras, Provincia de Buenos Aires/Argentina, a producer and distributor of biological seed treatment solutions....
13 March 2014
Crop Industry News from China Hybrid Import and Domestic Development Model to Support China’s Food Demand
CHINA - A quadrupling in the world’s population in the past 100 years has required a fundamental change in soil and crop management to meet growing food demand globally....
12 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Using Precision Technology to Increase Yields and Reduce Costs
ANALYSIS - A general even application of nitrogen, phosphate and potash might not only waste fertiliser adding cost but it might not give the best yields....
11 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Monday's Monthly USDA Report Deemed Neutral to Slightly Bearish for Grain Futures
ANALYSIS - Grain futures markets retained their weaker daily postures in the wake of Monday's monthly USDA supply and demand report....
10 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Markets Await Reports Release
ANALYSIS - There's profit taking across all the grain markets at the start of the week, reports grains analyst Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from Global Empowering Women in Ag: FAO, UN Look at Gender Equality
GLOBAL – On the eve of International Women’s Day, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said reducing gender inequality is fundamental to eliminating hunger and developing more sustainable...
Crop Industry News from United States US Biodiesel Outlook Fueled by RFS Policy Changes
US — Adjustments to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) at the end of 2013 set up an environment for a stable long-term outlook for biodiesel demand, according to a new report from the Rabobank...
07 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Indonesia Indonesia to Establish Itself As Top Three Global Wheat Importer by 2019
INDONESIA - Wheat consumption is on the rise in Indonesia, driven by economic growth and convenience. Wheat provides an economical and nutritious alternative to rice, and increased consumption...
06 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Drought Down Under: What is the Cost?
AUSTRALIA – Drought has held Australia’s broadacre production back 11 per cent this millennium, according to a new Australian government report....
05 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Ukraine Tensions Dominate Markets
ANALYSIS - Tensions in Ukraine are dominating the marketplace this week, reports grains analyst Jim Wyckoff....
04 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Long Will it Take Farmers to Take Advantage of New Technology?
ANALYSIS - Farming in the 21st century is facing new pressures that often cannot be met by techniques, systems and equipment developed over the last 50 year, writes Chris Harris....
Crop Industry News from Ukraine Ukraine Farmers Start Spring Sowing Despite Political Unrest
UKRAINE - Farmers in the Ukraine have started planting spring crops, despite the tense political situation in the region....
03 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Secretary Speaks at Commodity Classic About Implementing Farm Bill
ANALYSIS - US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to a packed room at the 2014 Commodity Classic about the recently passed Farm Bill and most importantly - how USDA plans to implement it,...
27 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States How Do You Manage Your Farm Through Weed Resistance?
ANALYSIS - With no new herbicide technology expected in the next five or even 10 years, farmers must manage weed resistance through a systems approach, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior...
26 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Water Supply Is Major Factor in Cropping Decision
ANALYSIS - Corn is still king, but in some parts of the US farmers are leaning toward crop rotation to break up the amount of water that's needed, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor....
25 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Profit Taking in Market at Start of Week
ANALYSIS - The corn markets are looking strong overall at the start of this week, according to grains analyst Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Farming Needs Long-term Strategic Plan
ANALYSIS - Government policy should be seen through the lens of food security and there should be a long-term strategic food plan in the UK, writes Chris Harris from the National Farmers Union...
24 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Flood-proofing Farming: A Grass Roots Approach
UK - Scientists at two BBSRC-funded institutes – Aberystwyth University's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) and Rothamsted Research North Wyke in Devon – are...
20 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Managed Honeybees Linked to New Diseases in Wild Bees
UK - Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK's wild bumblebees, according to research published in Nature. The study suggests that some diseases are...
19 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Strong Week for Markets
ANALYSIS - Grain market bulls are having a good week with multi-highs in corn, soy and wheat markets, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Crop Industry News from Brazil High Crop Production Set to Challenge Brazil’s Infrastructure Again
BRAZIL - Rabobank expects another year of record production for several of Brazil’s major agricultural crops in 2014, including soybeans and, depending on weather developments, sugarcane....
18 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Global El Nino to Impact Americas, Australia, India, China this Summer
ANALYSIS – An El Nino weather event is forecast to develop which should create ideal growing crop conditions in the US, but drier weather is expected in Brazil, Australia, India and China,...
17 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom GM Potatoes Resist Late Blight
UK - In a three-year GM research trial, scientists boosted resistance of potatoes to late blight, their most important disease, without deploying fungicides....
14 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Global How Big is Carbon Footprint of Food Waste?
GLOBAL - The carbon footprint of worldwide food losses and food waste amounts to the equivalent of 3.3 giga tons of CO2 emissions....
12 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Cotton Incorporated: Market Fundamentals and Price Outlook
GLOBAL - Cotton prices outside of China increased last month, with both the New York Nearby (March contract) and the A Index reaching their highest levels in five-months, reports Cotton Incorporated....
Crop Industry News from China Is New Chinese Agricultural Policy Driving Production, Consumption?
CHINA - Chinese agriculture has grown tremendously over the past thirty-five years and with the new leadership in 2012 and a flurry of new government policies, agriculture is expected to experience...
11 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Corn Market 'Shrugs Off' USDA Report
ANALYSIS - Yesterday's USDA report presented a 'mixed bag' according to grain market analyst Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale Says Biggest Surprise from USDA Is Increase in Corn Exports
US - USDA settled the production question with its changes on the January reports; this month was simply an adjustment for demand numbers, reports Rich Nelson, Allendale Chief Strategist. ...
10 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Choosing the Best Hybrid for Your Field
ANALYSIS - Brian Humphries, Wyffels Hybrid national sales manager, shares criteria that should be used to finalize cropping plans. ...
Crop Industry News from Germany German Ag Census: Fewer Farms But More Are Organic
GERMANY - Average farm size is now 59 hectares, according to the provisional results of the latest agricultural census, writes Jackie Linden, 5m senior editor. ...
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