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10 February 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Choosing the Best Hybrid for Your Field
ANALYSIS - Brian Humphries, Wyffels Hybrid national sales manager, shares criteria that should be used to finalize cropping plans. ...
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....
05 February 2014
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....
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. ...
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 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...
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....
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...
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)....
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
08 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Germany Agritechnica 2013: Ag Digital Unveiled
GERMANY - Ag Digital, the free publication highlighting Agritechnica 2013, is now available to download....
28 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Denmark More Fertiliser Use in Denmark Can Cut Soybean Imports
DENMARK - The Danish Government has been urged to relax environment regulations to allow Danish farmers to add more fertiliser to their land. ...
24 October 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Water Pollution Decreasing
EU - Water pollution caused by nitrates has decreased in Europe over the past two decades, but agricultural pressures are still putting water resources under strain. ...
11 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global World Cereal Production to Jump Eight Per Cent in 2013
GLOBAL - The outlook for global cereal supply in the 2013/14 marketing season remains generally favourable despite downward adjustments to forecasts for world cereal production and closing stocks,...
01 October 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Protecting Ecosystems While Producing Food
UK - Crop protection systems, declining water resources and the increased use of machinery and technology will all have an increasing bearing on the way the agricultural sector manages the land...
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