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06 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Grant Helps Purdue Support New Farmers
US - A team of Purdue University faculty, staff and Extension educators will lead a US Department of Agriculture effort in Indiana aimed at supporting new and beginning farmers and ranchers....
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Falls Again
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 182.7 points in January 2015, down 3.6 points (1.9 per cent) from its revised* (reduced) December 2014 value....
Crop Industry News from India Use Modern Techniques, Machinery, Indian Agri Minister Urges Farmers
INDIA - In order to produce as per the international standard, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has called upon the horticulture farmers to use modern techniques and machinery....
05 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Invests $18 Million to Train New Farmers, Ranchers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden (USDA) has announced more than $18 million in grants to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation...
Crop Industry News from United States NFU: Agriculture Has Already Done Its Part to Reduce Deficit
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers, ranchers, and rural America....
Crop Industry News from United States Fresh Call to End Port Dispute Hitting Meat Exports
US - A coalition of 92 food, agricultural and allied groups has called on both sides of the west coast port dispute to end the disruption....
Crop Industry News from India MP Chief Minister Meets Radha Mohan Singh
INDIA - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi recently....
04 February 2015
Crop Industry News from India India’s First Free Online Agri Course Opens
INDIA - In order to provide low-cost, high-quality agricultural education opportunities for agricultural professionals in the country, India’s first ever Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom US Department of Energy Invites Comments on High Energy Crops Proposals
US - The US Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy is welcoming comments on its Engineered High Energy Crop (EHEC) program's draft environmental impact statement....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom 'Meet the Exporter' Events Provide Growers with Market Perspective
UK - HGCA is collaborating with exporters across the country to deliver a series of events that aim to help growers understand more about the exports market and how this could benefit their business....
Crop Industry News from United States Crop Seminar to Focus on Grain Storage, Management
US - With on-farm stocks of corn and soybeans up significantly following last year’s record yields, organisers of the upcoming Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar decided to focus this year’s...
03 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Low Oil Prices Have Far-reaching Impact on Agriculture
GLOBAL - The fall in nearby Brent crude oil futures to under $50/barrel, from over $115/barrel in mid-June, is likely to have far reaching effects on agriculture both in the UK and worldwide....
Crop Industry News from European Union Is There a Risk of Winter-kill for EU Cereal Crops?
UK - The latest EU crop monitoring (MARS) report points to low levels of winter kill across the EU so far this winter....
Crop Industry News from Global Several Factors Cause Markets to Ease
GLOBAL - All markets continue to ease as the reality of ample supplies, reports of improved weather and general bearish fundamentals weigh on values, writes David Sheppard, Gleadell’s managing...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Decline Predicted in Profitability of UK Farming
UK - Defra’s latest Farm Business Income forecasts predict a decline in the profitability of farming across the majority of farming sectors and serve as a warning as to how much agriculture...
02 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Appreciation of US Dollar a Key Issue for Livestock, Poultry Companies
US - A key issue facing US livestock and poultry companies this year will be the appreciation of the US dollar....
Crop Industry News from Global Feed Outlook: Arable Output to Break Records By 2018
GLOBAL – World grain stocks will tighten over the coming years but, after a small contraction, harvests will rise back to record breaking levels, predicts a grain market monitoring body....
Crop Industry News from India RAU Upgraded to Central University
INDIA - Bihar’s state agriculture university, Rajendra Agricultural University (RAU) has been upgraded to central university. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Groceries Code Adjudicator’s Powers Welcomed by Farmers Union
UK - The decision to give The Groceries Code Adjudicator the power to fine retailers and their direct suppliers unfair trading practices is a positive step toward ensuring malpractice is eradicated...
30 January 2015
Crop Industry News from India India’s Rabi Sowing Down at 58.60 MN Hectares
INDIA - India’s rabi crop sowing has recorded a drop till January 23, 2015 at 58.60 million hectares, as per rabi crops data released by directorate of economics and statistics, Indian agriculture...
Crop Industry News from India India Approves $93 Million for Soil Health Cards
INDIA - To provide 140 million farmers with soil health cards, Indian agriculture ministry has set aside $93 million in the next three years....
Crop Industry News from Global Feed Industry Discuss Critical Issues at 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting
GLOBAL - The 8th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with the FAO brought together a record number of feed industry representatives and government officials...
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation All-Round Improved Sales for Cherkizovo Group in 2014
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, Russia’s largest meat and feed producer, has announced its operational results for the fourth quarter of 2014 and full year 2014....
Crop Industry News from China Chinese Food Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 medium and large cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
29 January 2015
Crop Industry News from India India’s Veg Oils Import up 16 Per Cent
INDIA - Indian vegetable oil imports have recorded a 16 per cent growth at 2.32 million tonnes during November to December 2014, Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEAI) said in a statement....
Crop Industry News from India Fiji Agri, Fisheries Minister Meets Radha Mohan Singh
INDIA - To take agriculture relations between the two countries forward, Fiji minister for agriculture, fisheries & forests minister for rural & maritime development and national disaster management,...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Will Falling UK Wheat Futures Against US Maize Encourage Exports?
UK - UK May-15 wheat futures closed firmly below the £130/t support level yesterday (28 January), settling at £127.05/t, trading lower again as of yesterday morning. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Purdue Extension of Allen County to Host Postharvest Workshop
US - Purdue Extension of Allen County will host a Wholesale Success workshop February 12th....
28 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Spain Spanish Farmer Outcry over Oil and Fertiliser 'Paradox'
SPAIN – Spanish producers are questioning more expensive fertiliser given the fact that fuel is cheaper, highlighting a 46 per cent crude oil price drop last year....
Crop Industry News from Global Food Insecurity in Conflict Areas Must be Addressed
GLOBAL - Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a special meeting...
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