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11 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Argentina Soybeans at Risk in Argentina
ARGENTINA - Northern growing regions in Argentina have been hit by heavy rain over the past week, which has resulted in flooding in fields of soybean crops. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Food Price Index Dips to Lowest Level Since July 2010
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 179. 4 points in February 2015, down 1.8 points (1.0 per cent) from its January value and 29 points (14.0 per cent) below its level in February 2014....
Crop Industry News from India South Korea’s Oilmeal Imports from India Down by 198,000 tonnes
INDIA - South Korea oilmeal imports from India has recorded a drop of 198,000 tonnes at 831,967 tonnes during April 2014 to February 2015 as compared to 1.02 million tonnes imported during the...
10 March 2015
Crop Industry News from India Indian Sugar Output up 2.4 Million Tonnes
INDIA - Sugar production in India has recorded an increase in output as on February 28, 2015 at 19.4 million tonnes from 455 sugar mills, as compared to 17.04 million tonnes produced till the...
Crop Industry News from Denmark New Model Measures Danish Agricultural Efficiency
DENMARK - Scientists from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have drawn up a robust model that can put actual figures on the efficiency of the country's agricultural production...
Crop Industry News from India India’s Oilmeals Export Down by 43 Per Cent
INDIA - Export of oilmeals from India has recorded a drop of 43 per cent at 2.22 million tonnes during April 2014 to February 2015, the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEAI) said...
09 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Russian Grain Production Relies on Spring Weather in 2015
RUSSIA - Russian winter grain production could fall as much as 40 per cent this year according to the Agriculture Ministry via the Interfax news agency....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Drones Make Farming Profits?
ANALYSIS - Technology that is more akin to the movie world and science fiction is starting to take a hold in the world of agriculture and farming....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Government Aspires to £100 Billion Bioeconomy
UK - In a cross-departmental policy paper released last week, the Government has highlighted the economic and environmental potential of the emerging bioeconomy, estimated by last year’s House...
Crop Industry News from Canada Investment in On-farm Food Safety Projects
CANADA - The Canadian and Manitoba governments are to invest nearly C$1.5 million in 289 on-farm food safety projects....
06 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States When is Best to Prepare Machinery for Planting?
US - Early spring is the optimal time to test and prepare farm equipment and make necessary repairs for a smooth planting season, a Purdue University agricultural machinery specialist says....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Diverse UK Cereal Rust Populations Need Close Monitoring
UK - Studies of cereal pathogen populations in the UK have shown rusts are becoming increasingly diverse – affecting varieties in different, and often unpredictable, ways – and crops should...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Barley Steals Some of Wheat’s Feed Demand
UK - The latest GB animal feed statistics, published by Defra, reveal that wheat lost some of its share of animal feed demand to barley in January....
Crop Industry News from India India to Procure 30 Million tonnes of Wheat in Rabi Season
INDIA - Indian government has set a target of 30 million tonnes of wheat procurement in rabi marketing season (RMS) 2015-16, Raosaheb Patil Danve, Indian minister of state for consumer affairs,...
05 March 2015
Crop Industry News from France Dry Soils Exacerbated 2006 Heatwave in Northern France
FRANCE - New areas of land suitable for agriculture will open up under climate change’s effects, new research predicts, particularly in far northern regions of the world. However, the overall...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
UK - Politicians need to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets....
04 March 2015
Crop Industry News from India India to Spend $32 Million on Online Agri Platforms
INDIA - India will be investing $32 million on promotion of national agricultural market through agri-tech infrastructure fund (ATIF) to be implemented during 2014-15 to 2016-17....
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Land Appreciates Over 600 Per Cent
BRAZIL – Farmland prices in central Brazil have increased by nearly 700 per cent since 2002, with mean increases above 300 per cent....
Crop Industry News from European Union Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
Crop Industry News from India India Records Increase in Agricultural Employment
INDIA - India has recorded an increase in agriculture employment as per population census 2011, Indian minister of state for agriculture, Mohanbhai Kundaria said on March 3, 2015. ...
03 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Japan Regulating Genome-edited Crops that Aren't Strictly GMOs
JAPAN - A survey of rice, wheat, barley, fruit, and vegetable crops found that most mutants created by advanced genetic engineering techniques may be out of the scope of current genetically modified...
Crop Industry News from Global Cutting Food Waste Could Save Global Economy $300 Billion
GLOBAL - Reducing consumer food waste could save between $120 billion and $300 billion a year by 2030....
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Sees Profits Rise
RUSSIA - Russian meat and agribusiness Cherkizovo Group saw revenue increase by nine per cent to $1,795.6 million in 2014 from $1,654.9 million in 2013....
Crop Industry News from United States Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in...
02 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Bahamas Agriculture Key to Caribbean Food Security and Coping with Climate Change
BAHAMAS - Agriculture, particularly family farming, is crucial for Caribbean countries to achieve food security as they face climate change and other challenges, and can also spur their economic...
Crop Industry News from Global World Wheat Production Pointing to Larger Surplus
GLOBAL - Latest estimates from the International Grains Council (IGC) again saw increased production estimates for the 2014/15 world wheat harvest....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
UK - A four point strategy has been laid out by the British government to make British farming more competitive, more productive and more resilient....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas and all the way up and down the food supply chain....
01 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Spain Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
27 February 2015
Crop Industry News from India India’s Sugar Output up 2.18 Million Tonnes
INDIA - Indian sugar production has recorded an increase of 2.18 million tonnes at 16.70 million tonnes as on February 15, 2015....
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