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31 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 1/2 cent at $3.71 1/2 Wednesday. Prices closed near mid-range and saw tepid short covering in a bear market. ...
30 July 2014
Only Evidence-based Strategy Will Help Protect Bees
UK - The NFU has strongly disagreed with the new Environment Audit Committee report on the National Pollinator Strategy which has called for a refocus to deliver a precautionary, hazard-based...
Some Progress on Climate Change Impacts Made by UK Agriculture
UK - A new report from Defra reveals improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade, while a reduction...
Partnership to Combat World Hunger
GLOBAL - The Texas A&M University System and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to work together to combat world hunger by building capacity for sustainable...
29 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Weather Patterns Drying Out
ANALYSIS - Corn belt weather patterns are drying out a bit this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
28 July 2014
MPs: Government Must Accept Ban on Bee-harming Pesticides
UK - A new report published today (Monday 28 July 2014) by a committee of MPs criticising the lack of effective Government action to protect UK bees from harmful insecticides, and the reliance...
22 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Downward Pressure Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's downward pressure across all the grains markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite...
£18M of Agri-Tech Funding for UK-led Projects
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18M to help accelerate agricultural innovation and their commercial...
21 July 2014
Addressing Corn Rootworm Disease Before it Takes Hold
ANALYSIS - Although the extent of corn rootworm (CRW) pressure in 2014 is yet to be determined, entomologists say planning this season for future rootworm populations is the best way to control...
18 July 2014
VIDEO: UK Public is Urged to Support Our Bees Needs
UK - Five simple actions to help pollinators such as planting more bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often were promoted today to protect the vital contribution these insects make to...
Copa-Cogeca Calls for Stronger Action to Combat Unfair Practices
EU - European agriculture sector organisation Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the fact that the European Commission has recognised that abusive and unfair practices are present in the food chain....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Steady
US - December corn futures closed steady at $3.86 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed nearer the session low....
17 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 4 cents at $3.85 3/4 Wednesday. ...
15 July 2014
Global Diets Are Changing, Increasing in Protein
GLOBAL - Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world as incomes rise and urbanisation increases, with...
What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
Indian Farmers to Get Soil Health Card
INDIA - India will soon provide soil health card to all its farmers in the coming years that will make possible for farmers to improve productivity by wisely using inputs....
14 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Short-covering Across Grains Markets
ANALYSIS - Starting on Monday there's some short-covering evident across all the grains futures, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
13 July 2014
Whole Animal Approach Propels New Thinking in Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder, animal behaviourist and welfare scientist, has developed scientific approaches for the study of animals as whole beings, bringing insights from philosophy...
09 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 cents at $4.03 1/4 Tuesday. Prices hit another contract low today and closed nearer the session low....
04 July 2014
Maharashtra to Get New Central University To Support Agriculture
INDIA - Looking at the problems of Maharashtra farmers especially how to deal with a low-rainfall situation, central government is considering new agricultural university in the state....
03 July 2014
Korean Organic Market Re-Opened to US
KOREA & US - The US and the Republic of Korea formed a partnership that will recognize the two countries' organic programs as equivalent for processed organic products and streamline access to...
02 July 2014
Global Grain & Feed Forum: Ban of Feed Antibiotics Will Not Work
INDIA - The recent central government decision to ban antibiotics in animal feed has received negative sentiments from grain importers, exporters, distributors at India’s first Global Grain...
01 July 2014
Hillary Rodham Clinton Supports Biotech, GM Crops
US - Last week Hillary Rodham Clinton was the keynote speaker at a luncheon during the BIO International Convention in San Diego, California, USA and was interviewed by Jim Greenwood, president...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Decidedly More Bearish Tones in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - The release of yesterday's USDA Supply and Demand data saw the technical posture of corn, soy and wheat markets turn decidedly bearish, reports Jim Wyckoff....
30 June 2014
Golden Rice: Let the Farmers Grow It; Let the Children Eat It
GLOBAL - If we could provide a food that would save the lives of millions of kids, we’d do it. Right?...
27 June 2014
Risky Business Report Analyzes Climate Change Economic Risks
US – The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according...
26 June 2014
NFU Announces 'Tour de Yorkshire' Wifi Tractor
UK - Prime Minister David Cameron complained this week of having to cut short family holidays to Cornwall and having to return to London because of poor broadband and mobile receptions, a situation...
Two Million Hectare Shortfall in UK Land Possible by 2030
UK - A University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) study has revealed that by 2030, the UK could require up to seven million hectares of additional land to meet a growing...
25 June 2014
Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization and inflated rhetoric,...
Biogas, Livestock Help Family Enjoy New Lease on Life
CAMAROON - It's hard to imagine, but 90 percent of the 59,000 people in the village of Bamendankwe in the North West region of Cameroon live below the poverty line, writes Jacklyn Carroll, Global...
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