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20 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry,...
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Boosts Food Security in Response to Syria Crisis
MIDDLE EAST - The FAO is scaling up its support to Jordan and other countries in the region affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria that has entered its fifth year....
Crop Industry News from United States 97 Per Cent of All US Farms are Family-Owned
US - The US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry....
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Food Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China continued to fall in the first week of March, according to a survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
Crop Industry News from India India Setting up Fertiliser Plant in Iran
INDIA - In order to meet its fertiliser needs, India will be setting up fertilizer plant in Iran....
19 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Crop Rumours Are Just That
US - Warm and dry weather in parts of the US, while continuing to cause some fears for winter wheat, are expected to support maize and soybean planting pace....
Crop Industry News from India India Allocates 61MN Tonnes of Food Grains to States
INDIA - During the 2014-15 fiscal year, India has allocated 61.45 million tonnes of food grains to all the states, Indian minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Ram Vilas...
Crop Industry News from Global Agriculture Bears Major Brunt of Disaster Impacts
GLOBAL - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released at the...
Crop Industry News from India Indian Sugar Output up 2.8 Million Tonnes
INDIA - Indian sugar production has recorded an increase of 2.8 million tonnes during the current season up to March 15, 2015 at 22.18 million tonnes, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said...
18 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Do We Build for the Future if We're Making a Loss on Crops?
UK - Arable farmers and members of the industry from Somerset discussed grain marketing tactics and benchmarking at a recent HGCA Monitor Farm meeting....
Crop Industry News from Global Agricultural Insecticides Pose Global Risk to Surface Water
GLOBAL - Streams within approximately 40 per cent of the global land surface are at risk from the application of insecticides. ...
Crop Industry News from Ireland Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major role agriculture is playing in...
17 March 2015
Crop Industry News from India Substantial Increase in Productivity Answer to Food Security, Indian Agri Minister
INDIA - A substantial increase in productivity is the answer to achieve food security in an efficient and sustainable manner, India agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh said at the India Seed...
Crop Industry News from India Assocham Lauds National Agricultural Market Initiative
INDIA - The proposed setting up of a unified national market for agri commodities in close coordination with NITI and State Governments, the Union Budget 2015-16 has set the ball rolling for...
Crop Industry News from European Union 2015 Cereals Harvest Shows 8 Per Cent Drop in EU Grains
EU - New estimates for EU cereals plantings in 2015 reveal EU cereals production is expected to drop by as much as eight per cent this year, compared to last year, mainly as a result of the new...
Crop Industry News from European Union Sharp EU Rapeseed Decline Expected as Result of Neonicotinoid Seed Ban
EU - New figures released by Copa-Cogeca reveal EU rapeseed production is expected to fall by as much as seven per cent this year, compared to 2014, mainly as a result of the neonicotinoid seed...
16 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Are Neonicotinoids Reducing Crop Yields?
GLOBAL - Beetles that are helpful to farmers can be poisoned if they feed on slugs that have eaten crops treated with neonicotinoids, a new study reports. ...
Crop Industry News from India Radha Mohan Singh Meets Polish Agri Minister
INDIA - Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has met agriculture and rural development minister of Poland, Marek Sawicki in New Delhi recently....
Crop Industry News from China Prices of Chinese Farm Produce Drop
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China dropped last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
Crop Industry News from India Soil Health Card to Provide Fertilizer Recommendation, Says Indian Agri Minister
INDIA - Soil Health card will not only contain details of soil fertility but will also provide fertilizer recommendation, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh said recently....
13 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Record Low Snowpack in Western US
US – Warm temperatures in February contributed to further snowpack decline in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, according to data from the third 2015 forecast by the United States Department...
Crop Industry News from United States Farmers Profit from Wet Fields, Migrating Birds
US – Farmers who have a hard-to-farm wet spot on their land may be able to turn it into a well-drained, profitable field by providing a temporary wet habitat for migrating birds. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Is Drought Looming in US Wheat Regions?
US - With little change to US and world closing wheat stocks in this week's USDA release and so little change to old crop supply and demand, attention in wheat markets has turned to dry conditions...
Crop Industry News from India ICRISAT Organises Consultative Meet on Enhancing Exports
INDIA - Hyderabad based International agriculture body, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) will be organising two day consultative meet to develop...
12 March 2015
Crop Industry News from India India, ASEAN to Work in Agri and Food Sector
INDIA - India ASEAN cooperation in agriculture and forestry sectors form an important part to ensure long-term food security in the region, Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East), Indian ministry of external...
Crop Industry News from Global Strengthening the Link Between Small-Scale Farmers and Schools
AFRICA - An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale...
Crop Industry News from United States Few Changes to USDA Crop Estimates
US - USDA made very few changes to its crop estimates in yesterday’s March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE)  but the changes it did make were a bit unexpected, writes...
Crop Industry News from India Mahindra Tractors Domestic Sales Down 38 Per Cent in February
INDIA - Mahindra Tractors, the farm equipment division of Mahindra & Mahindra has recorded a drop of 38 per cent in domestic tractor sales at 10,267 units during February 2015....
11 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is It Time the UK Embraced GM Crops?
ANALYSIS - It's been commonplace in the US for years, but the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has always been a somewhat 'scary' prospect for EU growers, writes Gemma Hyland....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is Your Farm Safe Enough?
UK - To support vets and farmers to achieve better safety when working together on farms the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has produced a package of guidance to help all parties understand...
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