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18 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom VIDEO: UK Public is Urged to Support Our Bees Needs
UK - Five simple actions to help pollinators such as planting more bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often were promoted today to protect the vital contribution these insects make to...
17 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States How Burdensome Are Corn Supplies?
US - Corn prices have been declining for almost two years following the peak price generated by the very small US crop in 2012. The recent sharp decline in prices has been associated with increasing...
03 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Seed Treatment Market Expected to Reach $5.61 Billion by 2020
GLOBAL - The global market for seed treatment is expected to reach $5.61 billion by 2020. ...
02 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bloodsucking Mite Threatens Future of UK Honeybees
UK - Scientists have discovered how a bloodsucking parasite has transformed Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) into one of the biggest threats facing UK honeybees....
30 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Severe, Heavy Rain Threat in Midwest Continues Monday
US - Weekend storms swept across the Midwest and more rain is expected on Monday. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Golden Rice: Let the Farmers Grow It; Let the Children Eat It
GLOBAL - If we could provide a food that would save the lives of millions of kids, we’d do it. Right?...
27 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Risky Business Report Analyzes Climate Change Economic Risks
US – The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according...
26 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Two Million Hectare Shortfall in UK Land Possible by 2030
UK - A University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) study has revealed that by 2030, the UK could require up to seven million hectares of additional land to meet a growing...
25 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wet Weather Pattern Forecast Continues; Warm, Humid July Coming
US - The wet pattern that was forecast for our region in June continues as expected, writes Jim Noel with the NOAA National Weather Service. ...
24 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Cotton Incorporated: Global Market Fundamentals, Price Outlook
GLOBAL - According to a report by Cotton Incorporated, both New York futures and the A Index moved lower last month while Chinese prices remained stable. ...
16 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States MillerCoors Saves 1.1 Billion Gallons of Water in Supply Chain
US - From 2011 to 2013, MillerCoors saved more than 1.1 billion gallons of water as a result of its use of short interval controls and improved efficiencies throughout its brewing and packaging...
15 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Animal Feed in Europe: Key to Performance, Health and Welfare
EUROPE - At its 57th General Assembly in Liège, Belgium, last week, the European Feed Manufacturers Association (FEFAC) published 'The Feed Chain in Action', a report revolving around three...
12 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom CEREALS: HGCA Celebrates Ten Years of Exports Success
UK - HGCA Exports Chairman Mike Hambly and Environment Secretary Owen Patterson celebrated the 10th anniversary of HGCA’s ukp and uks wheat export classifications yesterday, on the first day...
06 June 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Torrefaction: The Bioenergy Newcomer
EU - Torrefaction - the slow roasting of biomass material to improve its energy content - has been touted as part of a solution for the large-scale implementation of bioenergy. ...
05 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Researchers Aim to Disarm a ‘Cereal Killer’
US - A fungus that kills an estimated 30 per cent of the world’s rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware and...
02 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Mexico Mexico's Maize Crop Forecast to Remain Relatively Unchanged
MEXICO - Harvesting of the 2014 autumn-winter is well underway. Initial estimates point to a sharp decline in production due to a 15 percent reduction in plantings, in response to low white maize...
30 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Brazil Improved Prospects for 2014 Brazillian Maize Crop
BRAZIL - Harvest of the main 2014 second season “safrinha” maize crop is about to begin. Earlier forecasts for the harvest have been revised upwards due to higher than expected plantings...
27 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canola Growers File Level of Service Complaint with Canadian Transportation Agency
CANADA - The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) has filed a Level of Service Complaint with the Canadian Transportation Agency, contending that Canadian National Railway and Canadian...
26 May 2014
Crop Industry News from China China's Hubei Province Enters Wheat Harvest Season
CHINA - Wheat farmers in China's Hubei province have begun to harvest the 16.82 million mu (about 1.1 million hectares/ 2.7 million acres) of local wheat fields....
23 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Listen to Bees to Create Healthy Rural Landscapes
UK - Honey bees’ foraging preferences can provide valuable information for governments about how to better manage rural landscapes, say University of Sussex researchers....
16 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Grain Hedge: Grains Trade Sharply Lower as Planting Pace Ramps Up
US - Grains traded lower across the board this week as a combination of planting pace, demand side factors, and a weak technical environment pressured prices, reports grain analysts at Grain...
Crop Industry News from Global Documenting Grain Loss in the Brazilian Harvesting Supply Chain
US & BRAZIL - Documenting grain losses at different stages of the supply chain provides an important baseline for measuring improvements of grain quality. Researchers in the Department of Agricultural...
15 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Ag Economist Offers Insights to Latest US Farm Bill
US - A Purdue Extension agricultural economist has published two articles that include analysis of what the 2014 farm bill could mean for farmers and agriculture in the Midwest. ...
12 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Monthly Supply and Demand Report a Mixed Bag for Grain Markets
US - Corn futures saw selling pressure in the wake of Friday's bearishly perceived USDA reports....
09 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Europe 'Not Doing Enough' to Promote Responsible Soy Production
BRAZIL & EU - European companies that use soy for animal feed or animal products are not doing nearly enough to encourage responsible growers to reduce the negative impacts of soy production,...
08 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global McDonald's Showcases Innovative, Sustainable Suppliers
GLOBAL - McDonald’s announced its “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” winners in a report highlighting how suppliers achieved significant results by identifying opportunities and applying...
07 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global DuPont Pioneer, AGCO Announce Collaboration to Deliver Real-Time Information to Growers
GLOBAL - DuPont Pioneer and AGCO Corporation have announced a global collaboration to bring wireless data transfer technology solutions to farmers in leading agricultural markets, including the...
05 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Food Shortages Could be 'Most Critical World Issue' by Mid-century
US - The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the US Agency for International...
02 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Buzzing for Solutions: The Global Initiative Desperately Trying to Save Bees
GLOBAL - Coming in all shapes and sizes and populating all but the most extreme corners of the globe, bees play a crucial role in agriculture and represent an irreplaceable link in food production....
30 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Monsanto Increases Irrigation Efficiency, Saving 30-80 Billion Gal. of Fresh Water
GLOBAL - It’s an unavoidable dilemma: fresh water and productive soil are vital to sustain life and to grow the food we need. ...
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