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08 September 2014
Plant Diversity in China Vital for Global Food Security
CHINA - With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the future. ...
Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab Announces Selected Projects
US - Project funding through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet has been announced. ...
05 September 2014
Analyst: Fresh Contract Lows for Corn, Soybean Markets
ANALYSIS - There's fresh contract lows for November and December corn and soybeans, according to Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
04 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Await Bank Report
US - Traders are awaiting this week’s big--and arguably the biggest of the month--economic data points--Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting and Friday’s U.S. jobs report. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed 11 cents at $3.52 1/2 Wednesday. Prices closed near the session low and hit a contract low today....
03 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Russia and Ukraine Agree on Ceasefire
GLOBAL - In overnight news, reports said Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a cease-fire from the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. ...
Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3/4 cent at $3.64 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session low today. ...
02 September 2014
Crop Residue Offers Sustainable, Global Solutions
ANALYSIS - Farmers are finding that removing crop residue can improve their soil conditions and increase their yield, reports Sarah Mikesell live from the Farm Progress Show held in Boone, Iowa,...
29 August 2014
NFU Urges Administration to Finalise RFS Rule
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson urged the Administration to act quickly on finalising the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule and reiterated the importance of the RFS goals...
25 August 2014
Improved Farming Practices in Africa Helps Millions of Farmers Triple Yields
AFRICA - A new report finds that over the last five years, 1.7 million African farmers in 13 countries have embraced farming practices that have rejuvenated 1.6 million hectares and helped them...
Egypt Seeks Wheat Self-sufficiency by 2017, Says Ag Minister
EGYPT - Egypt is targeting self-sufficiency in wheat production by 75 per cent by the end of 2017, Agriculture Minister Adel al-Beltagy said Saturday....
21 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Will Interest Rates Rise Sooner than Expected?
GLOBAL - The market place is still digesting Wednesday afternoon’s FOMC minutes report. ...
FAO Urges Continued Support for Animal Disease Monitoring
GLOBAL - The FAO has told ministers of health and agriculture meeting in Indonesia that animal disease monitoring systems require sustained support and have a critical role to play in preventing...
20 August 2014
Reforms Needed to Hike Yields, says Chamber of Commerce
INDIA - PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), an industry body has called for amendment to Land Ceiling Act and abolition of agriculture produce marketing committee (APMC) Act to draw...
19 August 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Tones Across Grains
ANALYSIS - Focus this week is on the Pro-farmer Midwest corn and soybean crop tour, reports Jim Wyckoff. ...
15 August 2014
Damage to Agriculture in Gaza Will Have Long-lasting Effects
PALESTINE - Violence in Gaza has left agriculture, harvesting and fishing activities in disarray, causing price spikes for key food items....
Abundant Corn, Soybean Crops Expected
US - The federal government expects Indiana and the nation to grow bumper crops of corn and soybeans for the second consecutive year, adding to already adequate supplies but further holding down...
13 August 2014
Feed Industry Submits Comments on Sustainability Guidelines
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has recently submitted comments to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations on the Livestock Environmental Assessment Performance...
11 August 2014
Food Security Summit on Agricultural Solutions in Asia Pacific
GLOBAL - Government representatives, UN agencies, NGOs, development banks and private sector companies are gathering in October at the second annual AIDF Food Security Summit to discuss the imminent...
08 August 2014
Ryan Martin: How is the Corn, Soy Crop Progressing?
ANALYSIS - As corn pollination rounds up and soybeans move into the crucial development stages, what do we need to look for? ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 1/2 cents at $3.70 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range. ...
07 August 2014
High Plains Cotton Generally in Good Shape, But Rain Needed
US - Despite a few setbacks, such as cooler-than-normal weather, Panhandle and South Plains cotton is in pretty good shape, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 7 cents at $3.74 1/4 Wednesday. Prices closed near the session high on short covering in a bear market. ...
06 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Sell-off in World Stock Markets
GLOBAL - The feature in the market place Wednesday morning is the sell-off in world stock markets, following the U.S. lead Tuesday afternoon, as investors and traders exhibit keener “risk-off”...
Late Rains Affect Prospects for Senegal Crops
SENEGAL - Erratic and insufficient rainfall since the beginning of the rainy season in May/June over most parts of the country have delayed plantings and affected growing crops. ...
05 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets 'Lethargic' Through Summer
GLOBAL - The “dog days” of summer are approaching and with much of Europe on vacation during August, the market place feels a bit lethargic at present. ...
Role of No-till Agriculture in Climate Change Mitigation May be Over-stated
UK - An international group of scientists, led by Professor David Powlson, Lawes Trust Senior Fellow at Rothamsted Research, have published a critical review in the journal Nature Climate Change...
01 August 2014
EU, Industry Partners Launch €3.7 Billion Investments in Renewables
UK - EU and industry leaders have launched a new European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI). ...
31 July 2014
Corn, Soy Insecticides Similar to Nicotine Widespread in Midwest Rivers
US - Insecticides similar to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, were found commonly in streams throughout the Midwest, according to a new USGS study....
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