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29 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Crop Progress Normal
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s weekly Crop Progress report indicated more or less normal gains in corn planting for the past week and said that soybean planting is off to a pretty...
28 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
Crop Industry News from United States American Farm Bureau Alarmed by EU GMO Recommendations
US - The American Farm Bureau praised the European Commission (EC) for authorising GMO crops for food and feed, but announced its alarm at proposals for new regulation by member states....
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Authorises 10 New GM Food Crops
EU - The European Commission (EC) has authorised ten new Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food or feed use, including varieties of maize and soybean....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Synthetic Smells Could Deter Insect Pests
UK - UK scientists have successfully synthesised molecules that mimic naturally occurring smells able to deter insects....
27 April 2015
Crop Industry News from India Unseasonal Rains Destroyed 9.38 MN Hectares of Rabi Crops
INDIA - Due to hailstorm, unseasonal rains over 9.38 million hectares of rabi crops were destroyed as on April 16, 2015based on the preliminary assessment provided by the states, Indian minister...
Crop Industry News from Germany Copa-Cogeca Success at Global Soil Week
GERMANY - European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has demonstrated good soil management practices and sustainable techniques at Global Soil Week in Berlin....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray,...
Crop Industry News from Canada Beware of the Barley Bears
CANADA - In the latest crop report from Statistics Canada, 2015/16 planting intentions revealed a possible 10.2 per cent (0.2Mha) increase in the area planted to barley in Canada, estimated at...
24 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Farmers Want Trade Deal to Centre on Agriculture
AUSTRALIA – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) negotiations should be seeking “ambitious outcomes”, placing farming at the heart of an agreement, says a producer organisation....
Crop Industry News from Global Global Researchers Collaborate for Sustainable Intensification in Africa
GLOBAL - 23 African and European research partners will collaborate on a new long term research and innovation partnership, focussing on sustainable intensification of the agro-food system in...
Crop Industry News from Global Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
23 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Germany FAO: Soil Degradation 'Alarming'
GERMANY - The importance of soils for global food production was highlighted by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at the start of Global Soil Week in Berlin....
Crop Industry News from Australia New Test Could Prevent Spread of 'Killer' Bees
AUSTRALIA - Researchers have developed a genetic test that can help prevent the spread of infected bees, which threaten hives in Australia....
Crop Industry News from United States Switch for Alternative Plant Photosynthesis Pathway Discovered
US - A switch has been identified for an alternative pathway of energy flow in photosynthesis, which helps to balance plant metabolic needs, according to new research....
Crop Industry News from European Union More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
Crop Industry News from United States How is US Bird Flu Outbreak Affecting Corn, Oilseed Futures?
US - Declines in US maize and soybean futures prices have been linked to the recent outbreak of bird flu in the US. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Soy Can Help Clean Up Oil Spills
US - Soy lecithin can be used as a chemical dispersant to help clean up oil spills, researchers have discovered....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom British Bee Diet Blamed for Decline
UK - Different land use types cause differences in protein levels in British bee diets, which could impact on population size, according to new research from Lancaster University....
22 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Milling Premium Still Near this Season’s Low
UK - The UK ex-farm full-spec bread wheat milling premium continues to sit around its lowest level this season, increasing only slightly last week after dipping below £30/t for the first time...
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Russian Wheat Regains Competitive Edge
RUSSIA - Despite the export tax which has been imposed on it since February, Russian wheat is now looking competitive on the world market once again. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Upland Cotton Genome Sequenced to Aid Breeding
GLOBAL - A major international collaboration has cracked the genetic code of upland cotton, which accounts for more than 90 percent of cultivated cotton worldwide....
Crop Industry News from United States Heavy Rains Benefit Wheat but Delay Other Plantings
US - More rainstorms have swept over much of the Texas, leaving fields too soggy to work in many areas, but generally benefiting wheat, pastures and rangeland, according to Texas A&M AgriLife...
21 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Planting Will Soon Move into High Gear, but Drought Persists
US - Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Political Parties Commit to Food and Farming
UK - Long-term commitments to British food and the acceleration of high-speed broadband roll-out are among the promises made by the UK's political parties in their recently published manifestos....
Crop Industry News from China Rise in Price of Chinese Farm Produce
CHINA - The price of farm produce in China has risen over the last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
Crop Industry News from China China Steps up Monitoring of Farm and Aquatic Products
CHINA - Monitoring of farm and aquaculture products in China by the Ministry of Agriculture for quality and safety has found that the majority are safe and the levels of contamination have remained...
20 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Rice Conservation Meeting Sets the Stage for Sustainability Talks
US - Earlier this week, the USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited hosted meetings for contributing partners in the Sustaining the Future of Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)....
Crop Industry News from Brazil Can Bioenergy Sustainably Contribute to Future Energy Supplies?
BRAZIL - A report by an international scientific organisation showed that bioenergy can help to meet energy demands in the future, despite concerns over increasing food supply requirements....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom A New Look HGCA at Cereals 2015
UK - The latest chapter in the 50 year history of HGCA will open at Cereals 2015, where it will exhibit in its new guise as AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds....
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