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21 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Pollen Collected by Bees Contaminated with Toxic Pesticides
EU - Over two third of the pollen that honeybees collected from European fields and brought to their hives to feed their larvae is contaminated with a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides....
18 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Professor Leads Recommendations on Climate Change Mitigation
US - The latest assessment of global climate change is out and scientists from around the world have recommended changes including some in agriculture, forestry and other land use designed to...
17 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Mexico Mexico: A Positive Year Ahead but Full of Challenges
MEXICO - Mexico’s economic growth is gradually improving, but food consumption remains vulnerable to income and price effects, according to a report from Rabobank – "Mexico Agribusiness Outlook...
15 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Sustainable Profitable Agriculture with Biodiversity Conservation
EU - Economically viable agriculture can be combined with effective biodiversity conservation according to a recent EU funded study....
10 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Irish President Tours FAI Farm During State Visit to UK
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state...
09 April 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian Sugar Production Down Seven Per Cent in Last Year
INDIA - India’s sugar production output has recorded a 1.6 million tonnes or seven per cent decrease at 21.5 million tonnes during the April 2013 to March 2014 fiscal year, writes Jagdish Kumar....
06 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organisation talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement over a definition for private...
03 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Research Ramps Up Vegetable Oil Production in Global Food Fight
UK - Vegetable oils are a major global commodity. World production exceeds 150 million tons per annum and has risen by ~50 per cent in just ten years....
31 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States New Research: Neonicotinoids Barely Found in Pollen of Seed-treated Plants
US - Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticide that has been popular with corn, cotton, canola and soybean farmers for years, writes Entomology Today. ...
28 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada’s Bees Thrive: Public Needs Facts, Not Fear
CANADA - Popular media outlets in Canada are filled with stories about the imminent decline of honeybees and the calls by some beekeepers to ban the pesticides — called neonicotinoids — which...
27 March 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Must Address Grain Storage Conundrum
INDIA – Inefficient grain trading could mean much of India continues to starve regardless of economic development or harvest yields....
26 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Is The US Heading Towards Another Dust Bowl?
ANALYSIS - There's a mixed bag of weather conditions across the US, with rumours that a new Dust Bowl isn't too unlikely, writes Gemma Hyland....
24 March 2014
Crop Industry News from United States NOAA Forecasts Flooding in Midwest; California, SW Stay in Drought
According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook, rivers in half of the continental US are at minor or moderate risk of exceeding flood levels this spring. ...
21 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global World Water Day: Agriculture and Water Inextricably Interlinked
GLOBAL - This Saturday, 22 March, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface...
19 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global US Corn Exports to Japan Enjoy Powerful Rebound
US - US corn exports to Japan are enjoying a powerful rebound, projecting a strong return for the remainder of the 2013/2014 marketing year that began September 1. ...
18 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Invites Public Comment on Draft Principles & Criteria
GLOBAL – The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has released its draft Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef document for public comment. ...
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....
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 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...
04 March 2014
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....
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 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....
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 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. ...
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