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07 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Sanitary Practices for Transport of Food and Feed Proposed
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has put forward proposals for sanitary practices for people shipping and transporting food and animal feed....
06 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States A Kinder, Gentler EPA?
Analysis - “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to build relationships with animal producers to facilitate sustainable agriculture,” according to Jeff Potent, environmental...
05 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Bullish Enthusiasm in Corn, Soy Markets
ANALYSIS - There's some concern in the grain markets this week, as we head into the seasonal February break phenomenon, where grain prices often show some weakness, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Crop Industry News from United States McDonald's Sustainability VP Wants to Collaborate, Not Mandate
ANALYSIS - Bob Langert, McDonald's VP of Global Sustainability, told US cattle farmers and ranchers at the National Cattleman's Beef Association meeting (NCBA) that "sustainability isn't broken,"...
Crop Industry News from United States US Senate Approves Nearly $1 Trillion 2014 Farm Bill
US - After three long years of starts and stops, the US Senate voted Tuesday in a rare bipartisan agreement to approve the nearly $1 trillion 2014 Farm Bill by a vote of 68-32....
03 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Soybean Could Be The 'Exciting' Market in 2014
ANALYSIS – Strong soybean demand from China will mean growing stocks are bought and a tight market will run through the year, leaving a bearish outlook, writes Michael Priestly, TheCropSite...
31 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Ample Grain Stocks, Favourable Weather Dampens Potential Price Rallies
GLOBAL - Markets continue to drift lower, despite severe cold weather entering the US plains. US exports remain routine, although in recent tenders the US has managed to tap into Egyptian business,...
28 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Payment Advice Reminders for Saturated South
UK – Subsidy payment and farm management advice is being given to farmers after exceptional rainfall has left vast swathes of south and south west England under water....
25 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Grain Market Review: Corn, Wheat Up; Soybeans Sharply Lower
US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids were mixed. ...
Crop Industry News from United States GeoGrain: Soybean Basis Grinds Lower Even as Futures Collapse
US - It was a week of mostly steady to weaker cash grain basis around the country. ...
24 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 2030 EU Climate Goals Announced
ANALYSIS - A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 per cent below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27 per cent, renewed ambitions for energy...
23 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Global How Can Global Food Security be Achieved?
ANALYSIS - While last year the word on everyone’s lips in the agricultural world was sustainability, for 2014 the phrase could be “food security”, writes Chris Harris....
22 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Our Race Against Bacteria: Linking Livestock Production and Human Medicine
GLOBAL - The last decade has seen veterinary authorities address the routine use of antimicrobial drugs and prescribe more judicious use. But how could this benefit human health, and what are...
21 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Global Sugar Prices to Remain Under Pressure
GLOBAL - The last quarter of 2013 saw sugar prices briefly trading above USc 20/lb in mid-October, their highest point for almost a year, before embarking on a relentless downward trend to USc...
18 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United States GeoGrain: Aggressive Farmer Selling Pressures Spot Basis
US - Grain basis came under slight pressure this week following USDA's lower corn forecast and strong soybean exports that pushed futures prices higher over the past week. ...
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Grain Market Review - Corn, Soy Higher; Wheat Mixed
US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids were higher, with wheat trading mixed. ...
16 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Record Corn Crop Offset by Feed, Ethanol Usage
US - US farmers produced a record-high 13.9 billion bushels of corn last year, but demand from livestock and ethanol producers is helping support corn prices and may provide modest selling opportunities...
15 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Protecting Our Water, Soil and Air
UK - Defra has released a publication designed to inform farmers, growers and land managers on good agricultural practice for water, soil and air....
13 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Traders Digest Friday's USDA Report
ANALYSIS - Corn stocks in the US as of December 1 stood at 10.426 billion bushels, compared to 10.77 billion bushels expected by the trade, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Crop Industry News from Global World Food Prices Stay High, but Steady
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 206.7 points in December, nearly unchanged from the previous month, with a sharp increase in dairy prices and high meat values balancing out a steep...
10 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Rallies Sharply, Soybeans Up, Wheat Sinks Following USDA Reports
ANALYSIS - Corn futures rallied strongly after smaller-than-expected grain stocks and production figures, and a record first-quarter usage pace, writes Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Grain Analysts Share Outlook of USDA Expectations
ANALYSIS – The CME Group hosted three grain analysts who shared corn, soybean and wheat industry expectations ahead of the slew of USDA reports to be released on Friday, reports Sarah Mikesell,...
09 January 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Honeybee Declines Cause Huge Risk to EU Crops
ANALYSIS - New research has highlighted the huge risk to crops due to diminishing honeybee populations across Europe, writes Gemma Hyland....
08 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agriculture Needs Science Based Approach to Intensification
ANALYSIS - The global agriculture sector needs a science based approach to intensification of food production, writes Chris Harris....
07 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Must Change Mind Set to Grow Food Sustainably
UK - Farmers need a new mind set to be able to grow and produce food sustainably and profitably, writes Chris Harris, from the Oxford Farming Conference....
06 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Selling Pressure Impacts Grain Markets
US - The week starts with some short covering in the grain markets, following recent selling pressure, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
02 January 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Crop and Livestock Price Prospects for 2014
US - The transition to lower prices is occurring differently for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Corn and wheat prices have come under the most pressure due to large US and/or world crops in 2013....
30 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Precision Agriculture is Cost Effective for Farms of 5,000 Acres
US - Precision agriculture is a quantified approach to cultivation that employs sensing, input modulation, and data analytics to enhance the efficiency of agriculture and increased crop yields....
27 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global 30 Per Cent of World's Corn, Rice, Wheat Crop Land 'Maxed Out'
US - About 30 per cent of the major global cereal crops – rice, wheat and corn – may have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers' fields, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln...
24 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Abandoned Farmland Widespread in Central and Eastern Europe
GLOBAL - A new study conducted for the European Commission suggests that abandoned farmland is widespread in Europe and that not all land that has been abandoned is unsuitable for farming....
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