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09 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Swiss Must Knock Down Trade Barriers, Says Report
SWITZERLAND – Half of Swiss farm receipts come from farm support measures and major trade barrier reductions should be rolled out to address this....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Adapting to Climate Change May Create New Environmental Threats
UK - Adaptation measures to help us cope with climate change have the potential to generate further threats for both local and global ecosystems, according to a new study from the University...
Crop Industry News from United States New GM Rice Shows Improved Disease Immunity
US - Rice disease immunity can be improved by transferred genes from other species, according to new research from the University of California-Davis....
Crop Industry News from European Union New Way to Detect Peanut Contamination
EUROPE - Researchers from Spain and France have used a new type of technology to more accurately detect traces of peanut in foods, in a study published in the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy....
Crop Industry News from India India’s Sugar Output up 2.8 MN Tonnes
INDIA - India’s sugar production output has recorded an increase of 2.8 million tonnes at 24.72 million tonnes during the sugar season of 2014-15 till March 2015....
08 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Russian Taxes Cause Wheat Export Fall
RUSSIA - Russia's wheat exports have greatly reduced since the government started taxing overseas shipments as a way to reduce local food prices, reports Bloomberg....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Union of Wales Unveils Election Priorities
WALES, UK - The Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) has released its general election manifesto, highlighting the importance of agriculture to the economy....
Crop Industry News from United States Climate Change Causing Losses for US Soybean Farmers
US - Changes in weather patterns have been eating into the profits made by soybean farmers, causing $11 billion worth of losses over the past 20 years, according to researchers from the University...
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Drops Further in March 2015
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 points in March 2015, down 2.6 points (1.5 per cent) from its revised February value and nearly 40 points (18.7 per cent) below its level in March...
Crop Industry News from United States Soybean Planting Date and Varietal Maturity
US - Along with the continuing emphasis on getting soybean planted early—late April to early May—comes the question of soybean maturity rating and whether early planting benefits fuller-...
07 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Plantings Report Shows Soybeans Gaining Popularity
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Prospective Plantings report indicates that farmers nationwide could be looking to soybeans as a financial safe haven in a difficult market, Purdue University...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Minister Praises Agricultural Performance
BRAZIL - The Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Supply Katia Abreu has praised the strong performance of agriculture in Brazil....
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Boost for New Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - The new Zealand government is to grant NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), to 29 new farming projects....
Crop Industry News from United States US GIPSA Changes Rejected by NFU
US - The National Farmers Union in the US has urged the government not to discuss laws limiting the authority of the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Agency (GIPSA)....
Crop Industry News from Global World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
02 April 2015
Crop Industry News from India India Set up Price Stabilisation Fund
INDIA - To help farmers getting correct price for its produces, Indian government’s Department of Agriculture & Cooperation has set up a the price stabilisation fund (PSF) as a central sector...
Crop Industry News from United States Peanut Snacks Could Help Artery Health
US - A meal containing peanuts had less detrimental effects on the body than a similar meal without peanuts, showed research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition....
Crop Industry News from United States US Corn Planting Way Behind, But Should We Be Worried?
US - US corn plantings are well behind average progress for this point in the season, with very few states having begun planting, should we be concerned?...
Crop Industry News from Australia Western Australia Could Become GM-free After Election
AUSTRALIA - The Labor Party in Western Australia has said all GM crops would be banned if it wins the next state election....
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Higher Corn and Lower Soybean Plantings Than Expected
US - The USDA’s Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports both pointed to larger than expected corn supplies and smaller than expected soybean supplies, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Crop Industry News from Global Time-out on Trade Talks and Global Negotiations Stall
GLOBAL - Talks at the World Trade Organization over food safety and animal and plant health as part of the on-going trade negotiations have come to an impasse....
01 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Fish Fertiliser Viable for Organic Vegetable Production
US - A study at Auburn University, Alabama, showed that hydrolysed fish fertiliser can be economically viable for organic vegetable production, despite providing lower yields than inorganic nitrogen....
Crop Industry News from United States Soybean-based Air Freshener Tops in Purdue Student Contest
US - A team that created a soybean-based air freshener won the top prize in the 2015 Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Purdue University....
Crop Industry News from Canada New Canadian Laws Will Modernise Agriculture
CANADA - The Agricultural Growth Act has come into force, allowing farmers to benefit from increased modernisation and trade opportunities....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agricultural Waste Could be Useful as Biofuel
UK - It is estimated that more than 400 billion litres of bioethanol could be produced each year from crop wastage. ...
Crop Industry News from Global WTO Sets Up Disputes Panel over Russian EU Trade Tariffs
GLOBAL - The dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organisation has established a disputes panel over Russia’s tariff treatment of agricultural and manufacturing goods from the EU....
31 March 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union New Soy Sourcing Guidelines Welcomed by AIC
EUROPE - New Soy Sourcing Guidelines from the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) have been recognised by The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) as an important...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK-China Summit Gives Insight into Environmental Challenges
UK - Researchers from the UK and China met last month in Beijing to discuss ways that China can deal with environmental challenges and ensure food security....
Crop Industry News from Kenya Improved Seed Varieties to Aid African Farmers
KENYA - Cornell University in the US has announced a new initiative to ensure that next-generation seed varieties with higher yields can reach farmers in Africa....
Crop Industry News from Syria Syria Needs Millions of Dollars for Food Security
SYRIA - The ongoing crisis in Syria has severely disrupted agricultural production and trade, leading to an urgent need for aid, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
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