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30 March 2015
Crop Industry News from India NCDEX Launches Sugar S Futures Contract
INDIA - NCDEX, leading online commodity exchange has launched small grain size sugar futures contract (Sugar S) which will provide an additional risk management tool for the Indian sugar industry....
Crop Industry News from United States Canada Remains Top Destination for High Value US Exports
US - In 2014, Canada remained the top destination for US exports of high-value agricultural products, with a total of $17.2 billion....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Announces New Food Enterprise Zones to Aid Rural Economy
UK - Six new Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) have been approved to boost local food and drink economies....
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Analysts Predict US Corn Plantings Down
US - Analysts' predictions showed a fall in corn plantings in the US this year ahead of the USDA planting survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
27 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Central African Republic Farmers Need Urgent Help in the Central African Republic
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Farmers in the Central African Republic urgently need seeds and tools for the upcoming planting season to prevent further deterioration of food security in the conflict-stricken...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agricultural Innovations Developed by New Funding
UK - £16 million is being invested in 25 projects aimed at developing innovative business ideas to support UK agriculture....
Crop Industry News from Australia Less Fertiliser Does Not Mean Lower Sugar Yield
AUSTRALIA - Early trial results show a new approach to fertiliser application in Wet Tropics cane farms is ultimately boosting the quality of water heading downstream, with minimal effect on...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Flower-Enriched Farms Boost Bee Populations
UK - Flower strips sown into farmers' fields not only attract bees but increase their numbers, new University of Sussex research has shown....
Crop Industry News from United States US Corn Crop Expected to Drive Feed Grain Prices
US - A weather and crop specialist with CWB says, while anticipated reduced US corn planting this year will impact feed grain prices, it's unlikely to alter planting decisions on the western...
26 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Germany Resource Efficiency Theme to Anuga FoodTec
GERMANY - Resource efficiency is the central theme of the Anuga FoodTec exhibition that opened in Cologne, Germany this week....
Crop Industry News from United States A Growing Interest in Forage Sorghum
US - Continued research on sorghum could help cattle producers diversify their feedstuffs....
Crop Industry News from United States Progress Achieved at National Bee Health Roundtable
US - On March 5, 2015, the National Bee Health Roundtable (BHRT) held its third workshop since its inception in March 2014. The industry members of the BHRT were pleased to report on the achievements...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agriculture Industries Call for Future Growth, Sustainability
UK - The Agriculture Industries Confederation (AIC) is urging the next Government to pursue growth and sustainability....
Crop Industry News from United States Scientists Reveal Genetic Differences in Wheat
US - Kansas State University scientists have released findings of a two-year study of the genetic diversity of wheat, that could aid future crop improvement....
25 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Destroys Crops in Vanuatu
VANUATU - Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food and export crops, livestock,...
Crop Industry News from Global Agriculture Must Adopt Better Water Management to Ensure Sustainable Food Supplies
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 last weekend, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages of 40 per cent across the globe in...
Crop Industry News from United States $400,000 Alloted to Develop New Wheat Varieties
US - Kansas State University officials are hailing a recent partnership with food giant General Mills as a win-win proposition that ultimately will benefit the state’s farmers and consumers...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Locally Grown Lupin Could Replace Imported Soya in Animal Feeds
WALES, UK - Scientists at Aberystwyth University have shown that home-grown lupins provide as good a source of protein as imported soya for animal and fish feeds in the UK....
Crop Industry News from India India’s Hybrid Rice Sowing Area Exceeds 2.5 Million Hectares
INDIA - Even though government has not fix any target for hybrid rice production, India’s hybrid rice sowing acreage has exceeded 2.5 million hectares during 2014, Indian minister of state...
24 March 2015
Crop Industry News from India Maharashtra Allocates $1.16 Billion for Water Resources
INDIA - Maharashtra state has allocated $1.16 billion to water resources department during 2015-16, state water resources minister, Girish Mahajan said recently....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Why is UK Wheat Behaving More Like Maize?
UK - Global wheat markets for old and new crop have rallied in the past week, adding strength to Paris wheat futures....
Crop Industry News from European Union Calls for a Sustainable Food System in Europe
EU - The WWF is calling on the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to develop a clear plan for a healthy and climate friendly European food system by 2030, in collaboration...
Crop Industry News from Global Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
23 March 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the coming years....
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Agriculture Council Discuss Harmonisation of Organic Farming
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council recently held a public debate on a proposal for organic farming....
Crop Industry News from India India’s Vegoil Imports up 23 Per Cent During Nov 2014 to Feb 2015
INDIA - India’s vegetable oil imports (edible & non-edible) have recorded an increase of 23 per cent at 4.29 million tonnes during November 2014 to February 2015....
Crop Industry News from India Nearly 40,000 Hectares of Crops Damaged, Says Maharashtra Agriculture Minister
INDIA - With unseasonal rain lashing the state since February, over 40,000 hectares of rabi crop has been damaged in the state, Maharashtra state agriculture minister, Eknath Kadse said recently....
Crop Industry News from China Premier Stresses Economic Targets, Agricultural Reform
CHINA - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for more reforms in agriculture and foreign trade....
20 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Chancellor's Final Budget Brings Good News for Farmers
UK - Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that farmers will be able to spread their incomes over five years, helping them to manage market volatility, as part of the 2015...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Little Change for Scotland's Winter-sown Crops
SCOTLAND, UK - The results of the latest December Agricultural Survey show that the area of winter-sown crops in December 2014 was similar to the previous December at 204,000 hectares, with 2,300...
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