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20 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Implementation of Common Ag Policy Announced
UK - Farming, wildlife, rural businesses and the wider economy in England are set to benefit from £15 billion from the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)....
19 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Holistic Farming Approach to Meet World Food Demand Sustainably
GLOBAL - A holistic long-term approach may be the key to introducing sustainability into the food and agriculture (F&A) equation, according to a new report from Rabobank....
18 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Arable Industry Must Work Together to Crack Input Management Challenges
UK - The arable industry must work together more effectively if the UK is to respond to input management challenges, was the clear message to delegates at the 2013 HGCA Agronomists’ Conference....
17 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Reforms to Improve Management of Water Supplies
UK - The way water is taken from rivers and groundwater is set to be modernised following the launch of a new consultation on reforms to its licence system, Environment Minister Dan Rogerson...
16 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: China Bird Flu Rumours Affect Soy Market
ANALYSIS - Reports of a bird flu outbreak in China is limiting buying interest in the US soybean markets, reports Jim Wyckoff....
13 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global US Grain Markets Takes Lead from USDA Report
GLOBAL - The US market took its lead from the bearish USDA report, which showed a gain in global stocks, according to David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director....
12 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Did the WTO Reach Any Agricultural Agreement at Bali?
ANALYSIS - The World Trade Organisation’s Bali Ministerial Conference ended last week in a fanfare of triumph, writes Chris Harris....
11 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Grains Weaker Following USDA Report
ANALYSIS - Grain prices reacted to a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December this week, reports Jim Wyckoff. ...
10 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Grains Mostly Weaker in Aftermath of USDA Supply and Demand Report
ANALYSIS - Corn futures moved lower at midday Tuesday, after seeing a slight bounce following a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December. ...
09 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Competition for Farmland Changes Focus to Short-Term Fertility in 2014
US - Given current high land rent costs and fierce competition for high-quality farm ground, farmers are more focused than ever on maximizing their land’s fertility and fully utilizing all...
08 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Could RFS Cuts Hinder Biofuels Growth?
ANALYSIS - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2014 proposed rule to reduce the required amount of biofuels to be produced in 2014 by 2.94 billion gallons could reduce incentive for biofuels...
05 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Antimicrobial Resistance: Our Race Against Bacteria
ANALYSIS - Over use of antimicrobial medicines has prompted scientists to ask the question; are we going to lose our life-saving drugs? Michael Priestley reports for TheCropSite....
04 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Improving Environment Yields and Welfare with Trees
ANALYSIS - Using trees as shelter belts around fields can increase yields and margins, reduce run-off and soil erosion and help improve the eco system by providing shelter for animals and pollinators,...
02 December 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Corn Bears Maintain Advantage
ANALYSIS - Corn market bears still maintain the solid overall technical advantage as we start the week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Crop Industry News from Global Time to Back Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming has been championed as an essential route to sustainable food production by prominent agriculture speakers from across Europe....
29 November 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union European Commission Makes U-Turn on Agricultural Promotion
ANALYSIS - The European Union and European Commission could be about to make a decisive U-turn on the way they allow agricultural produce to be marketed, writes Chris Harris....
28 November 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Auditors Find Criteria for EU Farm Aid Abused
ANALYSIS - European regulations designed to pay assistance to farmers farming in difficult and less favoured areas are being abused by a number of EU states, writes Chris Harris....
27 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Lack of Bee Assessment 'Alarming'
UK - With only days to go before restrictions on crop protection products begin, the NFU has described the lack of an EU impact assessment to determine the effect on pollinators and crop production...
26 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Queensland Drought Intensifies
ANALYSIS - Over 65 per cent of the state of Queensland has been officially drought declared, writes Gemma Hyland. ...
25 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Markets a Mixed Bag as Week Begins
ANALYSIS - Grain markets are a mixed bag at the start of the week, with soy futures a little weaker, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
22 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Is Income Set to Become Dominant Driver of Global Food System?
US - Per capita income is set to eclipse population growth as the dominant driver of change in the global food system, says a Purdue researcher noted for his work on the economic impacts of global...
21 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Six Meals Wasted a Week Per Household
ANALYSIS - A staggering 4.2 million tonnes of avoidable food waste are being thrown away each year, equating to six meals per week for the average UK household, writes Gemma Hyland....
20 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Conservation Agriculture Better for Environment Communities and Ecosystems
ANALYSIS - Adopting a system of Conservation Agriculture can increase yields while conserving water and mineral resources, writes Chris Harris....
Crop Industry News from European Union Could Green VAT Encourage Sustainable Consumption and Production?
ANALYSIS - Taxes and a new system of value added tax (VAT) could be used to stimulate sustainable agriculture, food production and consumption, writes Chris Harris....
19 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Germany Why Should Crop Protection Practices be Recorded?
ANALYSIS - Collecting and recording data on crop protection practices should not just be seen as a legal requirement, writes Chris Harris....
18 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Focus Shifts to South America
ANALYSIS - As the US harvest nears it's end, focus shifts to planting in South America, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Crop Industry News from United States EPA Proposes 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards: Industry Reacts
ANALYSIS - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed for public comment the levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel as required by Congress under the...
Crop Industry News from Global Continued Growth Expected in Organic Markets
ANALYSIS - The global demand for organic foods and beverages has been steadily increasing over the last decade, writes Chris Harris....
16 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Rising Barge Rates Hammer Soybean Basis on River System
ANALYSIS - This week, GeoGrain saw basis across the US stay mostly unchanged for corn, but fall by 2 ½ cents for soybeans. ...
15 November 2013
Crop Industry News from United States CME Group Confirms Cyber Attack
US - The CME Group confirmed it was the victim of a "cyber intrusion" in July, and has learned that "certain customer information relating to the CME ClearPort platform was compromised," reports...
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