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09 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Agriculture Rise to Challenge of Climate Change?
UK - Farmers need smarter use of fertiliser and smarter feeding and breeding of ruminant animals in their bid to mitigate and reduce climate change....
08 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Changes to Common Agricultural Policy to Reduce Agricultural Red Tape
UK - The UK has called for a rethink on the three crop rule, which is part of the greening arrangement within the recent reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Greenhouse Gas Calculator Wins Science Award
UK - A greenhouse gas calculator developed at Aberdeen University is this year’s winner of the Practice with Science Award run by the Oxford Farming Conference....
07 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Tighter Market Projected for Global Sugar Industry
GLOBAL - Rabobank has issued a new report on the global sugar industry, forecasting a tighter market than expected based on recent supply and demand conditions. ...
06 January 2015
Crop Industry News from India India’s Rabi Sowing Down at 55.28 Million Hectares
INDIA - India has recorded a drop in rabi sowing as on January 2, 2015 at 55.28 million hectares, as per the data released by the directorate of economics and statistics, agriculture ministry....
02 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Study Predicts No Farmers and Ranchers under 35 by 2033
US - As long-time farmers and ranchers grow older, it is becoming increasingly difficult to pass on the family farm or find young employees to pick up the reins at large corporate ranches....
31 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Urges: Celebrate New Year Safely Without Sky Lanterns
UK - The public is being reminded by the NFU of the huge risks associated with sky lanterns and urged not to release them during New Year celebrations....
30 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Lower US Maize, Wheat Areas Anticipated for 2015
US - US agricultural supply, use and price projections, published as part of an early release of the tables for the USDA’s Agricultural Projections to 2024, suggest that crop areas for the...
22 December 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union European Union Takes Steps to Encourage Organic Production
EU - The Presidency of the agriculture council is making progress addressing the concerns of member states over the future of organic production in the EU....
18 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Could Origins of Agriculture Shape Future of Food?
UK - Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could hold the key to food security in the future, according to new research by the University of Sheffield....
17 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States California Drought: What's the Latest?
ANALYSIS - California is currently experiencing its worst drought since the 1970s. With much of the state now flooding, Gemma Hyland asks: Is it enough to end the dry spell?...
16 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Price Strength Continues
US - March 2015 corn futures traded to a high of $4.115 on December 15, the highest level since July 10 and $0.80 above the low reached on October 1, writes Darrel Good. ...
12 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Wheat Use, Corn Exports Fall
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
11 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global World Cereal Production to Surpass Last Year's Record
GLOBAL - World cereal production in 2014 is forecast at a new record of 2,532 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms), 10 million tonnes higher than last month’s forecast and 7 million...
09 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Antarctica Voyage to the South Pole on a Tractor - Mission Complete
ANTARCTICA - An engine running for 584 hours, using 650 gallons of fuel has culminated in a successful expedition to the South Pole....
Crop Industry News from United States How Will December 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Be Interpreted?
US - It is always a challenge to anticipate the USDA's quarterly estimate of corn stocks, but the estimate of the December 1 inventory, to be released on January 12, 2015, is a special challenge,...
05 December 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Agreement Reached on EU Legislation for GM Crops
EU - EU member states have reached an agreement on new legislation allowing them to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their own territory,...
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: How Are Markets and Weather Affecting Grains?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
03 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Ireland Farm Incomes to 'Fall Sigficantly' in 2015
IRELAND - Following a relatively stable 2014, a new report from Teagasc economists suggests a mixed bag in terms of possible income developments across Ireland’s farming sectors during the...
02 December 2014
Crop Industry News from India Food Demand in India Set for Significant Growth
INDIA - The real value of agrifood demand in India is set to rise by 136 per cent between 2009 and 2050, reflecting strong income and population growth across the continent....
01 December 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Wasp vs Wattle - Is Biocontrol the Answer for Europe?
EU - The bud-galling wasp may be just a few millimetres long, but some scientists believe this small insect could solve a big European problem....
28 November 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Farmers Reimbursed €868 Million
EU – Farmers across Europe are being reimbursed a total of €868 million in direct aid by the Common Agricultural Policy....
26 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Much UK Land Goes Into Bioenergy Production?
UK - An estimated 51 thousand hectares of agricultural land in the UK were used for bioenergy in 2013. ...
24 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Water Stewardship Seminar Brings Value Chain Together
ANALYSIS - A sustainable water supply is vital for agriculture, which uses 70 per cent of the total freshwater withdrawn from surface water and groundwater. ...
21 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: How is Harsh US Weather Affecting the Markets?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
20 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Will Snow Decrease the US Winter Wheat Area?
US - Winter wheat planting progress in the US is now behind last year’s pace, and at around the slowest pace seen since 2009, writes Jack Watts, Lead Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence....
19 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Waiting for the Record US Harvest to Flow
US - A new Rabobank report finds that a late 2014 harvest and strong incentive to store corn has created an early season US corn deficit....
17 November 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Anger Rises at Loss of EU Scientific Advisor
ANALYSIS - Last week the European Commission president, Jean Claude Juncker decided to abolish the post of chief scientific advisor....
14 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: USDA Fails to Meet Trade Expectations
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
13 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Germany Call for Cooperation to Rebuild Markets
GERMANY - A call has been sent out to build cooperation between Germany and Russia to rebuild markets in the face of the current ban on agricultural exports from the EU....
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