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07 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Rabobank: Global Demand for Orange Juice Declines
GLOBAL - Global demand for orange juice has been declining, particularly in the main consuming regions of Europe and North America, with global imports falling from 1.5 million tonnes in 2008/2009...
06 June 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Randy Myers Explains Fungicide Necessity
US - Increased recognition of the value of fungicides, paired with wider understanding of how they can benefit crops, has seen huge growth in demand, according to Randy Myers, Bayer CropScience...
04 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Brazil Agribusiness Logistics in Brazil – the Road to Ruin?
BRAZIL - 2013 is likely to be a very difficult year for agribusiness logistics in Brazil. Transport costs in the country have risen significantly due to three factors: new legislation impacting...
03 June 2013
Crop Industry News from United States How Will Flooding, Saturated Soils Affect Crops?
US - Recent and forecasted rain events across the Midwest will lead to many fields with saturated and flooded soils. ...
31 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Global AccuWeather Summer Forecast: Dry in Eastern Europe; Cool in UK, France
GLOBAL - This summer, the core of the heat will be over western Russia and east of Ukraine, writes Jillian MacMath for AccuWeather. ...
23 May 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Rapid Corn Planting Progress, But Well Below Record Pace
US - The USDA's weekly Crop Progress report indicated that 43 percent of the US corn acreage was planted during the week ended May 19, 2013, writes Scott Irwin and Darrel Good for Farmdoc Daily....
17 May 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Rain Delays US Planting, Topsoil Loss Could Cost Farmers Yield
ANALYSIS – As rainfall increases, the amount of topsoil decreases. So does the amount of grain the land can produce, writes Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension. ...
14 May 2013
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Unveils Vision for $30B Organic Agriculture Industry
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled his vision for US organic agriculture and USDA efforts to ensure its continued success during remarks to the Organic Trade Association on Tuesday,...
13 May 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Forecast: Changing Weather Continues
US - Jim Wyckoff warns of further changes to weather predictions this week. ...
Crop Industry News from United States US Corn Futures Market Sees Selling Pressure in Wake of Bearish USDA Report
US - Corn futures were lower in the wake of the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture monthly supply and demand report issued late Friday morning, writes Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
10 May 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Payments by US Farm Safety Net Program: Differences by Crop
US - An important aspect of the on-going debate over the new farm bill is the proposed elimination of direct payments. This proposal differentially impacts the program crops, prompting a debate...
08 May 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Farmers Hopeful Rain-soaked Soil will Wipe Out Corn Rootworm
US - Farmers are hopeful rain soaked soils in the Midwest will drown out the Western Corn Rootworm. That won't be the case says University of Illinois Extension Entomologist Mike Gray....
06 May 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Forecast: Changing Weather Predictions Ahead
ANALYSIS - Jim Wyckoff reports that early indications of cooler, wetter weather have been replaced by a forecast of warmer temperatures and drier planting conditions, writes Gemma Hyland for...
05 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Time for Change: Sustainability Events for Businesses
GLOBAL – As companies become more focused on sustainable practices, an innovative proposition for businesses has emerged that offers unique global insight into business sustainability and hands-on...
03 May 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Consumers Value “Locally Sourced” Food Despite Difficulties Defining
US - New research confirms that interest in locally sourced foods is taking hold among consumers who equate “local” with “fresh” and “healthier” and who want to support their local...
24 April 2013
Crop Industry News from United States More Rain Likely into May; Time Not Crucial for Corn Crop Yet
US - Frequent and heavy rains have kept most Indiana farmers out of their fields during corn planting season so far this month, and the weather outlook for the next two weeks portends continued...
22 April 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Jim Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Market Forecast
ANALYSIS - Jim Wyckoff reports that drier weather in the US corn belt may allow for some rapid planting. However, there is pressure on soybeans as a result of bird flu outbreaks, writes Gemma...
20 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Global USDA Grain Review: Bids Mixed on Weather, Lower Chinese Growth, Bird Flu
GLOBAL - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids traded mixed. ...
18 April 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Was 2012 Really the 'Big One' for US Corn Yields?
US - A report from the NOAA Drought Task Force last week about the origins of the 2012 Great Plains drought has generated considerable interest and discussion, writes Scott Irwin....
15 April 2013
Crop Industry News from United States High Levels of Lead Detected in US Rice Imports
US - Research has found that commercially available rice imported into the US contains levels of lead far higher than regulations suggest are safe....
11 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Madagascar Madagascar Needs More than $41 Million to End Locust Plague
MADAGASCAR - Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country's next cropping seasons and the food security...
10 April 2013
Crop Industry News from United States CME: USDA Expected to Revise Estimates of Corn Ending Stocks
GLOBAL - Following a grain stocks report that was significantly different that what trade was expecting, USDA will update on 10 April its grain and meat protein balance sheets, write Steve Meyer...
08 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Denmark Food Waste has Environmental Downside
DENMARK - The production of the food we eat has an impact on the environment. But the food we do not eat also has significant adverse impacts. This is the conclusion of a report from DCA –...
05 April 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Recent Price Changes Alter Relative Corn and Soybean Returns
US - USDA's March 2013 estimates of corn stocks were substantially higher than trade estimates, initiating a substantial decline in both corn and soybean prices during the past week, writes Gary...
28 March 2013
Crop Industry News from China China Could Dominate Soymeal Exports to South East Asia
CHINA - China has the potential to replace South America as the dominant exporter of soymeal to South East Asia, according to a report from Rabobank. ...
26 March 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale's Quarterly Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings Estimates March 2013
US - Allendale, Inc. has released their Quarterly Stocks & Prospective Plantings estimates due out at 7:30 am CST on March 28, 2013....
24 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Grain Hedge: Cyprus Spoils Outside Market Rally, Grains Remain Resilient
GLOBAL - News out of the European Union over the weekend and the tiny island of Cyprus renewed concerns surrounding the Euro Zone last week, according to grain analysts at Grain Hedge. ...
23 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union Latest CAP Discussions Hailed as 'A Step in the Right Direction'
EU – Farm ministers and union representatives have welcomed the deal struck between member states this week on the cornerstones of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)....
21 March 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Survey Sees Higher US Corn, Bean Acres Planted This Spring
US - Farmers in the US are ready to increase production of corn and soybeans for 2013, according to the latest Farm Futures survey....
20 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Global Surface Temperatures Likely to Set New Record This Year
GLOBAL - Evidence suggests the same factors contributing to the drought – the El Niño-La Niña cycle — have temporarily stalled global warming, according to a Texas A&M University climatologist....
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