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19 March 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union GM Crops: Is European Farming at Risk?
ANALYSIS - The genetically modified (GM) debate has been reignited with the launch of a new campaign, hoping to halt the authorisation of 25 new GM crops in Europe, writes Gemma Hyland....
15 March 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale, Inc. Expects Second Largest US Corn Crop at 97M Acres
US - US-based research and brokerage firm Allendale Inc. estimates the following 2013 acreage based on its 24th annual producer survey, which had a record response with 33 states represented....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Britain Must Act Now to Deal with More Extreme Weather
UK - Britain should improve water supply for business and farming in the face of more frequent floods and droughts, according to Environment Agency Chairman Lord Chris Smith....
14 March 2013
Crop Industry News from France France Sets New Course for Agriculture
FRANCE - After 50 years of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), French farm minister Stéphane Le Foll is setting aside France's postwar productiviste past as he prepares to turn the country...
13 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Early Prospects for 2013 Cereal Production are Favourable
GLOBAL - FAO’s latest forecast for world cereal production in 2012 has been revised upward by four million tonnes since the February figure to two 306 million tonnes (including rice in milled...
08 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Peru 2013 Grain Markets Impacted by Peruvian Poultry Sector
ANALYSIS - The Peruvian poultry industry will have a direct impact on the growing corn and soybean oil markets in 2013, according to two recent reports from USDA GAIN. Fishmeal production, on...
06 March 2013
Crop Industry News from United States CME Reduces Grain, Oilseed Trading Hours at CBOT, KCBT
US – CME Group announced it will reduce grain and oilseed trading hours following comprehensive outreach to producers, commercial customers, traders and other industry participants who manage...
27 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Mexico Slim, Gates Donate Millions for Global Food Security Research in México
MEXICO - Billionaires Carlos Slim and Bill Gates have joined efforts to promote long-term global food security by providing millions of dollars to fund research for improved varieties of corn,...
23 February 2013
Crop Industry News from United States USDA 10-Year Projections: Increased Production, Huge Export Boost to China
GLOBAL - Irrational weather and an ever-increasing global population raises many questions about the future predictions of staple crops. A USDA report projects steady economic growth and increased...
21 February 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Sustaining Plant Population Growth the Key to Unlocking Corn Yield
US - Increasing plant population density will be critical to growing yields in US corn production, but increasing this density will be dependent on the economics farmers face as they seek to...
20 February 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Irrigated Cropland Values Surge with Drought
US - Persistent drought sparked a rush in irrigated farmland sales during the fourth quarter of 2012. Stronger sales vaulted irrigated cropland values in the District 30 percent above year-ago...
16 February 2013
Crop Industry News from United States How Are Ag Exports Bolstering the US Economy?
US - American Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack traveled to Minnesota this weekend, where he visited a St. Paul rail yard to underscore the importance of trade and exports to the American economy. ...
12 February 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Crop Input Prices a Mixed Bag, Should Hold Steady Overall
US - Total variable input costs for the 2013 corn and soybean crops are likely to stay about the same as last year, a Purdue Extension farm business management specialist says....
05 February 2013
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Saves $4 Billion in Agricultural Exports
US - The US Department of Agriculture resolved dozens of export issues in 2012, freeing up an estimated $4 billion in US agricultural and forestry exports and protecting roughly 30,000 American...
03 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Global BASF Stops EU Process for GM Potatoes, NE Corn Research in US
GLOBAL – BASF Plant Science announced the European approval processes for potato products will be discontinued, and its research activities in Nutritionally Enhanced Corn will be stopped...
29 January 2013
Crop Industry News from United States More Corn in 2013?
US - In the next several months, planting decisions will be finalized, with one of the central question being how much corn will be planted. Herein, the corn versus soybean planting decision...
26 January 2013
Crop Industry News from India Indian Government Says Agriculture Shows Resilience Amid Drought
INDIA - The year 2012 was a challenging year for Indian agriculture as monsoon played truant in the main cropping season. Yet, crop production in the summer season, i.e. kharif, was second best...
25 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Think, Eat, Save: FAO, UNEP Launch Global Campaign on Food Waste
GLOBAL - Simple actions by consumers and food retailers can dramatically cut the 1.3 billion tonnes of food lost or wasted each year and help shape a sustainable future, according to a new global...
24 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Brazil Monsanto Resolves Disputes on RR1 in Brazil, Introduces New Soybeans
BRAZIL - Monsanto Company and leading grower organizations in Brazil announced today that they have reached an agreement that will support the introduction of next-generation products like INTACTA...
Crop Industry News from European Union Flexibility and Fairness Bywords for CAP Reform
EU – Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) changes must distribute funds more fairly and offer flexibility on ‘Greening’ measures, concluded Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) at a meeting...
23 January 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Early Focus on the Prospective Size of 2013 US Corn Crop
US - The drought reduced US corn crop of 2012 suggested that corn prices might behave in a pattern generally described as "short crops have long tails." The phrase depicts the expectation of...
22 January 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Christine Tacon New Groceries Code Adjudicator
UK - Consumer and Competition Minister Jo Swinson has announce the appointment of former Co-operative farms managing director Christine Tacon to the newly created role as the independent Groceries...
21 January 2013
Crop Industry News from United States US Hay Stocks at Lowest Level Since 1957
US - December 1st hay stocks, reported by USDA-NASS, came in at the lowest level on record - which dates back to 1957 - at 76.5 million tons, according to the Livestock Marketing Information...
17 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Can Agriculture Meet the Challenge of Feeding Nine Billion People?
GLOBAL - Your challenge, or maybe it is the challenge of whoever succeeds you on your farm, is to produce food in sufficient quantities to feed three billion additional people 40 years from now....
15 January 2013
Crop Industry News from United States 2012: Another Year for the Record Books
US - As we settle into 2013, it’s good to look back at the events of 2012 and how they continue to shape the markets for the upcoming year. 2012 was another year for the record books. Between...
13 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Analysts: USDA Reports Paint Final Picture for 2012 Crops
GLOBAL – Corn and soybean markets continue to be filled with uncertainty due to the lasting effects of the lingering drought, but there is now a high level of certainty about the size of the...
10 January 2013
Crop Industry News from United States The Cost to Developing Countries of US Corn Ethanol Expansion
US - The 2012 US drought and resulting shortfalls in corn production have renewed calls for reforms to US biofuel policies. Despite record planting, the drought has cut yields considerably....
Crop Industry News from Global World Wastes 2 Billion Tonnes of All Food
GLOBAL - A call has gone out for urgent action to prevent 50 per cent of all food produced in the world ending up as waste. ...
06 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil: Now Second Largest Exporter of Corn
South America - Brazil has bumped Argentina out as the world's second largest exporter of corn, in a year in which Argentine harvests declined, according to a report by consultancy Informa Economics...
04 January 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Oxford Farming Conference: Will Farmers Benefit from CAP Reforms?
UK - How European funds are distributed and the differences of territorial issues are expected to be major debating points as Europe decides on the reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy,...
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