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16 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Wheat Growers Welcome Move Forward with Bill to End Cuban Embargo
US - On 12 February 2015, a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced major legislation that would end the US trade embargo of Cuba....
Crop Industry News from European Union Strengthening Food Safety in Europe
EU - An upcoming conference on food safety hopes to build upon the high levels of cross-border cooperation achieved by the EU-funded FOODSEG project....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Largest Ever Grain Shipment Leaves the UK
UK - One of the largest shipments of grain to ever leave the UK is currently being loaded at the Port of Tyne in the UK....
Crop Industry News from United States New Experimental Grain Sorghum Shows High Yield Potential
US - In theory, grain sorghum should yield just as much as corn in Kansas, given the same amount of fertilizer and with substantially less water, according to Kansas State University agronomist...
Crop Industry News from United States Updated Weed Control Guide Now Available
US - The Extension services of Ohio State University, Purdue University and the University of Illinois have partnered to publish an updated weed control guide to aid crop farmers in choosing...
Crop Industry News from United States Research Yields Cotton Resistant to Leaf Curl Virus
US - Two new cotton germplasm lines developed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are now available for use in safeguarding US cotton from...
13 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom UK Creates Food Enterprise Zones to Drive Growth
UK - Food Enterprise Zones (FEZs) that will unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of the countryside and food producers are to be created, the government has announced....
Crop Industry News from United States Study Shows No Damage to Soils from Grazing of Cover Crops
US - A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist in North Carolina has found a way to encourage more growers to use cover crops in the Southeastern United States—allow cattle to graze on...
Crop Industry News from United States Water a Limiting Factor to Corn Silage Quality
US - Minimizing yield losses while reducing groundwater usage is a continual goal for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists on the High Plains, where quantities of water from the Ogallala Aquifer...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Farmers Supportive of Foreign Investment
AUSTRALIA- Farmers from Western Australia are overwhelmingly supportive of Chinese and other foreign investment, new research has revealed....
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippines Corn Farmers to Make Own Fertilizer
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines agricultural department has introduced new technologies to Aurora corn farmers....
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised the introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015....
12 February 2015
Crop Industry News from China China Eyes GMO Progress Amid Crop Shrinkage
CHINA - Research and commercialisation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) are expected to gain momentum in China after years of GM crop decline amid public safety concerns....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Strong Non-EU Wheat Exports from the UK, but Not Strong Enough
UK - In December, the UK exported 225Kt of wheat the latest data from HMR&C shows, taking total exports so far this season to 938Kt....
Crop Industry News from Global ‘Stressed’ Young Bees Could be the Cause of Colony Collapse
GLOBAL - Pressure on young bees to grow up too fast could be a major factor in explaining the disastrous declines in bee populations seen worldwide....
Crop Industry News from European Union How Do Neonicotinoid and Fipronil Insecticides Harm Wildlife?
EU - Important insecticides, Neonicotinoid and fipronil, have a range of impacts on birds, mammals and fish, according to a new review of scientific literature....
Crop Industry News from India India’s January Oilmeal Exports Down by 63 Per Cent
INDIA - Due to falling prices of soybean globally, India’s oilmeals export has recorded a drop of 63 per cent at 159,892 tonnes during January 2015....
11 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Scientists Find Potential Way of Controlling Leaf Blotch Disease in Wheat
UK - Scientists have found a genetic mechanism that could stop the spread of a "devastating" disease threatening wheat crops....
Crop Industry News from United States Chances of Saving with Solar Energy Greater for Farms than Homes
US - The probability of saving money by using solar energy rather than standard grid electricity is 92 per cent for Indiana farm businesses and about 50 per cent for homes, Purdue University...
Crop Industry News from India India’s Oilmeal Exports to Iran Down by 70 Per Cent
INDIA - India’s oilmeal exports to Iran have rerecorded a drop of 70.31 per cent at 322,091 tonnes during April 2014 to January 2015....
10 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Philippines Philippine Agriculture to Continue Growth in 2015
PHILIPPINES - Philippine agriculture is well-positioned to sustain its growth momentum this year, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said. And to help fuel this expansion, the DA chief said...
Crop Industry News from United States Precision Ag Conference Highlights New Technology
US - Purdue Extension is co-sponsoring the Northwest Indiana Precision Agriculture Conference on February 24 in Lakeville, focusing on the benefits of technology that can be used in the farm...
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rising
CHINA - The price of major farm produce in China rose last week according to a survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
Crop Industry News from India Adopt One Village, Indian Agri Minister Urges Students, Scientists
INDIA - Underlining the importance of agriculture for the development of the country, Indian agriculture ministry, Radha Mohan Singh has urged the students and scientist community to adopt one...
09 February 2015
Crop Industry News from India Agrinos Expands Commercial Platform, Reach in India with Rallis
INDIA - Agrinos AS announces an expanded partnership of Agrinos India Pty. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Agrinos AS, with Rallis, a subsidiary of TATA Chemicals Limited, for the introduction...
Crop Industry News from China China Eyes Sustainable, Strong Agriculture
CHINA - Despite old land and unfavorable weather, farmer Xu Jianmin managed to double his harvest in central China last year, in some cases increasing the value of produce 10 fold....
Crop Industry News from United States Concerns that Reformed RFS Act Could Destroy Biofuels Industry
US - NFU President Roger Johnson has warned that the elimination of the corn-based ethanol mandate and blend cap will 'gut' the nation’s biofuel production....
Crop Industry News from Global Call for Concrete Proposals in World Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A new paper from the World Trade Organisation on the latest stage of the Doha round of the global trade talks has shown that just one country might have to make changes to its domestic...
06 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Seeking More Agriculture Trade with China
BRAZIL - The Chinese market is vital to the growth of Brazil's agricultural sector, and the country plans to focus on expanding exports to the world's second-biggest economy, newly elected Brazilian...
Crop Industry News from Mexico Bachoco Posts Five Per Cent Increase in Net Sales
MEXICO - The latest results of feed, meat and egg company, Industrias Bachoco, point to an almost 12 per cent increase in net sales for the latest quarter and of 5.2 per cent for the 2014 financial...
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