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13 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Good Crop Plantings Cause Futures Decline
US - Crop plantings are off to an excellent start this year and this has contributed to the steady decline in corn futures prices so far this spring, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
12 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Biofuel Production Between Vegetable Crops Viable
US - Using double-cropping systems to grow biofuel crops in the same fields as vegetables can produce reasonable yields of both, according to new research from the University of Illinois....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Sprayer Technology to Suit All Budgets on Show at Cereals 2015
UK - Growers looking to replace their sprayer or buy new equipment to revamp their existing machine need look no further than Cereals 2015....
11 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom New Government Should Set Positive Agenda for Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union is looking forward to working with the new government to shape and implement their food and farming manifesto pledges....
Crop Industry News from European Union New CEO for Findus Group Southern Europe
EUROPE - Findus Group has announced the appointment of Steven Libermann as CEO of Findus Southern Europe....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom More Form Filling to Secure Organic Stewardship Payments
UK – Farmers wishing to go organic this year will need to provide more business information to receive countryside stewardship payments....
08 May 2015
Crop Industry News from China Price of Chinese Farm Produce Drops Slightly
CHINA - The price of farm Chinese produce continued to fall last week according to a survey of 36 medium and large sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests...
Crop Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Request Enquiry into EU Fertiliser Industry
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has requested an enquiry into the EU fertiliser industry amid concerns over high prices and lack of competition....
07 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Leatherjacket Pest Numbers Fall in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - The most recent survey by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) indicates that after two years of record numbers, Leatherjacket densities have plummeted....
Crop Industry News from United States CME: US Crop Planting Progress Ahead of Average
US - Crop planting is progressing well in the US, with many states ahead of average for the proportion of final crops planted by this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU to Underline Manifesto Asks at Industry Event
UK - Investing for growth and caring for our countryside are among the themes of the NFU’s manifesto which they will be highlighting at their post-election event for the industry next week....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Cereals 2015: Biggest Ever CPD Points Knowledge Trail
UK - This year’s Cereals event is offering the widest choice of CPD points yet, reflecting the wide range of technical excellence on show....
06 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States What Will Lift the Weight from the Market?
US - With only 8 weeks until the end of the old crop marketing season and the weight of large stocks is continuing to pull down grain prices. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Soybeans Bred With Lower Allergen Content
US - A new type of soybean with low allergen content and better nutritional properties has been conventionally bred by scientists from the Universities of Arizona and Illinois....
Crop Industry News from Global Findus CEO Steps Down
EUROPE - Matthieu Lambeaux, CEO of Findus Southern Europe, has decided to step down from his position to progress with some entrepreneurial ventures outside of the Findus group....
05 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Volatility Takes its Toll on UK Farm Profitability
UK - A significant drop in commodity prices across the board is a major factor in causing a fall in the overall profitability of the farming sector in 2014, the National Farmers Union has said....
Crop Industry News from United States Herbicide Resistance Management Improves Yields
US - Farmers are reporting the presence of glyphosate herbicide-resistant weeds in the US, especially in soybeans, but simulations have shown that farmers can benefit economically from persuading...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Fungi Could Form Bio-Fertiliser
UK - Fungi could be used as a 'bio-fertiliser' with the potential to replace unsustainable mined phosphate in future, according to new research from the University of Cambridge....
Crop Industry News from Nepal Huge Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security. Millions of people have been effected by the disaster and many...
01 May 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Phosphorous Availability Higher in Some Sewage Than Chemical Fertiliser
EU - Phosphorus in sewage and manure could be more available to crops than previously thought, and these sources may even provide more than chemical fertilisers, suggests new research. ...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Must Consider Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition, says a resolution voted by...
Crop Industry News from China Slight Drop in Average Price of Chinese Farm Produce
CHINA – The average price of Chinese farm produce fell slightly over the last week, according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Urges Biofuel Production Increase
UK - The National Farmers Union of the UK has urged the government's Department for Transport (DfT) to improve markets for biofuel crops and increase biofuel production....
30 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Red Tape Removal Needed for Trade Talks Success
EU - During the ninth round of negotiations between the US and EU on a potential free trade agreement, european agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has said that red tape and technical barriers...
Crop Industry News from Global Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha Round farm trade talks....
Crop Industry News from Global Could GM Crops Help Fight Spina Bifida?
GLOBAL - Research published in the International Journal of Biotechnology suggests that the bio-fortification of rice with a gene to produce more folate (vitamin B9) could significantly reduce...
29 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Ireland Alltech, Ridley Agree Merger
IRELAND - A merger of two global livestock feed companies has been agreed....
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Cherkizovo Poultry Sales Rise
RUSSIA - Russian integrated meat and finished feed producer, Cherkizovo Group has seen meat and poultry sales rise in the first quarter of the year while pork sales have fallen....
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