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Tuesday 28th April 2015.
Gemma Hyland - TheCropSite Editor

Gemma Hyland
Editor


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Is US Bird Flu Outbreak Affecting Corn, Oilseed Futures?

Declines in US maize and soybean futures prices have been linked to the recent outbreak of bird flu in the US.

To date, 12 US states have detected a deadly strain of bird flu, or avian influenza (AI), in poultry.

But what’s the link with cereals and oilseeds futures? Essentially, futures prices for soybeans and maize have been impacted due to their derived demand in the production of animal feed - continue reading.

Could to Apple Watch help farming?

Mainstream technology took a major leap forward on Friday with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution.

While the tech fraternity evaluates the performance of the long-awaited wrist adorning computer, the agricultural sector could potentially welcome the item as a new implement at its disposal - continue reading.

Also this week...

Despite the export tax which has been imposed on it since February, Russian wheat is now looking competitive on the world market once again.

Immediately after the introduction of the tax, Russian wheat offers disappeared from global markets as it could not be sold competitively.

However, in tenders from Egypt and Iraq in the past few days, Russian wheat has once again proved competitive with other origins - read more.

~ Gemma

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