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13 January 2014
New Canola Meal Website, Canolamazing.com, Launched
The Canola Council of Canada has launched of Canolamazing.com, a new website showcasing the facts and firsthand accounts of using canola meal....
02 January 2014
Crop and Livestock Price Prospects for 2014
US - The transition to lower prices is occurring differently for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Corn and wheat prices have come under the most pressure due to large US and/or world crops in 2013....
31 December 2013
Report Warns of Growing Feed Shortage in India
INDIA - The country's livestock population is forecast to reach 312 million by 2015, leading to likely shortage of feed and fodder....
24 December 2013
Russian Farmers Allowed to Buy Grain Back From Intervention Fund
RUSSIA - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed Order No. 2290-p of December 6, 2013, that allows farmers who sold grain from their 2013 crop into the State Intervention Fund in the...
03 December 2013
Partnership to Create Benchmark System for Feed Safety Schemes
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has joined as a partner in the Feed Schemes Observatory (FSO), a global initiative between the feed industry, Feed Assurance Schemes,...
22 November 2013
Could Expanding Livestock Production Add Value to Corn?
US - An expanding livestock production sector could add value to corn in coming months - welcome news for growers who saw corn and soybean prices fall in the wake of an EPA-proposed decrease...
08 November 2013
Company to Build Third Feed-Premix Plant in China
US - Archer Daniels Midland Company is building a new feed-premix plant in the city of Nanjing, in eastern China, bringing to three the total number of facilities in the company’s Chinese premix...
07 November 2013
Food Dialogues: Animal Welfare - Beyond the Hype
ANALYSIS - Following the Food Dialogues discussion held in Columbia, Missouri, on livestock handling and animal welfare, a panel of experts from FAI Farms, based in Europe and South America,...
06 November 2013
How Safe Are Genetically Modified Foods?
ANALYSIS – Divisions over the safety of Genetically Modified crops and foods have been sharply highlighted the last few weeks in a battle between top scientists, writes Chris Harris....
04 November 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Mixed Prices at Start of Week
ANALYSIS - All eyes are on this week's USDA Crop Production report, to gauge the size of the corn and soy crops, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
31 October 2013
New Forage Insurance Package Available for Manitoba Forage Producers
CANADA - A new AgriInsurance forage package will be available in 2014 to provide increased protection for Manitoba beef and forage producers, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Agriculture,...
Demand Drives China's Soybean Imports
CHINA - Soybean imports are likely to rise to a new high in the 2013-14 market year (September 2013 to August 2014) following a drop in domestic output and greater demand for animal feed and...
28 October 2013
More Fertiliser Use in Denmark Can Cut Soybean Imports
DENMARK - The Danish Government has been urged to relax environment regulations to allow Danish farmers to add more fertiliser to their land. ...
18 October 2013
CWB Reports Excellent Cereal Grain Yields and Quality
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB reports, despite the late start to planting, this year's crop production is significantly higher than ever produced on the Prairies, writes Bruce...
30 September 2013
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 9 cents at $4.45 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session low, hit a fresh three-year low, scored a bearish "outside day" down on the daily bar chart,...
25 September 2013
Integrating Farming Could Help Nigerian Farmers
NIGERIA - In order to help farmers improve their production, food security and profits, the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD) and University...
24 September 2013
Agency Seeks Comments on UK Feed Law
UK - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation to seek the views of stakeholders on proposed changes to the Feed Law Code of Practice. ...
18 September 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Closing Report: Corn Futures Close Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 2 1/4 cents at $4.56 1/4 Wednesday. Prices closed nearer the session high on tepid short covering after hitting a fresh four-week low early on....
16 September 2013
Grain & Hay Report: International Wheat Prices Down
GLOBAL - International wheat prices are down for the week; futures came back as harvest progresses in the northern hemisphere and their corn crop hits the market. CBOT December 13 wheat futures...
05 September 2013
Study Finds No Benefit of Animal Study in GM Crop Testing
NETHERLANDS - A compulsory animal test used to ascertain the safety of genetically-modified (GM) crops is unnecessary, according to researchers from organisations including RIKILT Wageningen...
04 September 2013
Trade Agreement with Ukraine Offers Opportunities to Dutch Agriculture
NETHERLANDS - Ukraine is continually increasing its focus on the EU. At present, a ‘Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement’ (DCFTA) between the Ukraine and the Netherlands is being assessed...
02 September 2013
Improved Grain Prospects Brighten Outlook for Pork Producers
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork Council says the prospects of increased grain production this year and improved hog futures prices have dramatically brightened the outlook for western Canadian...
26 August 2013
Viet Nam to Grow More Maize, Soybeans, Less Rice
VIET NAM - Farmers in Viet Nam are considering expanding their maize and soybean growing areas, to sell to animal feed enterprises....
20 August 2013
Grain & Hay Report: BIG Grain Crop Expected in Northern Hemisphere
AUSTRALIA - For the week ending 16 August 2013, USDA confirmed that there's a BIG grain on the way in the northern hemisphere for 2013/14 - which more than likely will drive grain prices lower...
15 August 2013
CME: Jury Still Out on Zilmax
US - More information is required before evidence based conclusions can be drawn around the suitability of feeding cattle Zilmax, according to Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
14 August 2013
CME: 'Greener' Light for Chicken, Pork Sectors to Expand
US - USDA’s monthly World Supply and Demand Estimates, released today, forecasts corn and soybean yields — and total crops — somewhat smaller than the averages of analysts’ prereport estimates,...
01 August 2013
Farmers Should Explore Options When Addressing Excess Phosphorus
CANADA - The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says farmers contending with excess phosphorus now have a range of options, Bruce Cochrane writes....
29 July 2013
Who Should Set Food Safety, Health, Welfare Rules in the EU?
UK - A new government report of the roles of the EU and the national government in legislating for animal health and welfare and food safety indicates overall support for the current balance,...
26 July 2013
Growers Should Look to Alternative Market Outlets, Says Delany
IRELAND - IFA National Grain Committee Chairman Noel Delany said that growers should look to alternative markets to boost competition and returns from grain as some traditional buyers move to...
09 July 2013
Vivergo Plant to Cut Reliance on Feed Imports
UK - News that bioethanol and animal feed producers Vivergo are to open a new plant will help to ease pressure on farmers after a tough year and reduce reliance on imports, the NFU said....
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