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20 March 2014
Winter Crop Areas Up, but Livestock Down
SCOTLAND, UK - A first look towards this year’s harvest shows an increase in winter crop areas but livestock numbers have continued to fall....
13 March 2014
Turkey to Import More Wheat for Feed as Drought Persists
TURKEY - The country imported feed ingredients worth US$3 billion in 2013, and the wheat harvest id forecast to be only two-thirds of last year's due to a prolonged drought....
06 March 2014
Drought Down Under: What is the Cost?
AUSTRALIA – Drought has held Australia’s broadacre production back 11 per cent this millennium, according to a new Australian government report....
05 March 2014
Food Production in US May Need to Change if Climate Does
US - If significant climate change occurs in the United States it may be necessary to change where certain foods are produced in order to meet consumer demand....
Government 'Must Invest' to Close Food Gap in Budget 2014
UK - Consistent and long-term investment allowances, and better taxation tools are just some of the key areas the NFU is urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer to address in next week’s 2014...
28 February 2014
Alberta Farmers Learn About New Crop Options, Weed Resistance
CANADA - At the recent Agronomy Update conference held in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, farmers heard presentations on crop pests, weed control, soil fertility, new crop options, grain storage and...
Winter Likely to Keep a Frigid Grip on Indiana into Late March
US - Despite a couple of recent mild weather days that made us think spring could be near, the Indiana State Climate Office says winter isn't going away anytime soon....
26 February 2014
Recovery Fund for Flooded Farmers
UK - The UK government has set out four key areas for recovery for British farming following the devastation caused by recent floods....
Water Supply Is Major Factor in Cropping Decision
ANALYSIS - Corn is still king, but in some parts of the US farmers are leaning toward crop rotation to break up the amount of water that's needed, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor....
Poor Rainfall Expected to Limit the 2013/14 Paddy Production
THAILAND - Planting of the 2013/14 secondary season crop began in early January and is expected to last until mid-April. ...
New South Wales Croppers Need Rains
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers in NSW are now desperate for rain to get the paddocks ready to sow a winter crop....
Consumer Pressure Remains on Retailers to Back British Farming
UK - The Government must review its flooding and coastal defence policies and commit more money into helping to reduce further risks to the British countryside, the NFU said today....
25 February 2014
Farming Weathers Recession to Deliver for Nation’s Economy
UK - Farming is delivering for the nation’s economy and bucking the trend as one of the few success stories during the recession, a new NFU report has revealed today (Tuesday)....
24 February 2014
Flood-proofing Farming: A Grass Roots Approach
UK - Scientists at two BBSRC-funded institutes – Aberystwyth University's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) and Rothamsted Research North Wyke in Devon – are...
21 February 2014
Study of 2011 Flood will Lead to Better Preparedness
US - In May 2011, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used explosives to breach a levee south of Cairo, Ill., diverting the rising waters of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers to prevent flooding...
Strong Typhoons Dampen Expectations for Philippines Rice Production
PHILIPPINES - On 8 November 2013, the Philippines was struck by Typhoon Haiyan of Category 5, affecting nine Regions across the central parts of the country and causing widespread devastation,...
19 February 2014
High Crop Production Set to Challenge Brazil’s Infrastructure Again
BRAZIL - Rabobank expects another year of record production for several of Brazil’s major agricultural crops in 2014, including soybeans and, depending on weather developments, sugarcane....
Favourable Rains Boost Wheat Plantings for 2014 Rabi Season Crop
INDIA - Planting of the 2014 Rabi season cereal crops, mainly wheat and rice, was completed by December....
Melting Snow Coupled with Rain Raises Flooding Potential
US - Indiana homeowners can take advantage of the warming weather to reduce the chance of water damage from melting snow and ice as well as rain that is expected this week, a Purdue Extension...
18 February 2014
El Nino to Impact Americas, Australia, India, China this Summer
ANALYSIS – An El Nino weather event is forecast to develop which should create ideal growing crop conditions in the US, but drier weather is expected in Brazil, Australia, India and China,...
HSBC Supports Farmers Affected by floods
UK - HSBC has been calling our agricultural customers impacted by flooding to ensure they have the support they need....
17 February 2014
Record Harvest of Cambodia 2013/14 Main Season Paddy Crop Anticipated
CAMBODIA - Harvesting of the 2013/14 main wet season paddy crop began in early December and will continue in some areas up to February. ...
Record Bhutan Cereal Harvest Estimated for 2013
BHUTAN - Harvesting of the 2013 main season crops, mainly rice and maize, was completed by December....
14 February 2014
Forage Aid Eases Unprecedented Flood Woes
UK – Forage aid initiatives are serving as a short term lifeline for farmers in the south of England after the wettest January since 1766 has submerged thousands of acres under water....
13 February 2014
Time for Congress to Act on GMO Labeling
US - Farmers and representatives from a diverse contingent of about 30 companies and organizations recently announced the formation of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food. The coalition is...
12 February 2014
Global Weather Extremes Show Food Security Should be Major Concern
UK - Extreme weather events like those experienced around the world in recent months have shown the importance of ensuring everything is done to protect agricultural land and enable farmers to...
Hot, Dry Summer Likely, but Possible Moisture Relief this Fall
US - Texas State Climatologist Dr John Nielsen-Gammon said there’s a chance that an El Niño might develop later this year, but even if it does, its effects will not be in time to offset another...
10 February 2014
Choosing the Best Hybrid for Your Field
ANALYSIS - Brian Humphries, Wyffels Hybrid national sales manager, shares criteria that should be used to finalize cropping plans. ...
NFU President Outlines Flooding Concerns
UK - Following a visit to flood-hit areas of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, NFU President Peter Kendall has said Britain needs more resilient and better managed flood defences to...
06 February 2014
Panhandle Growers’ Options Narrow
US - While drought conditions for large parts of Texas were rolling back, the dry weather continued to limit options for producers in the Panhandle, Rolling Plains and South Plains regions, according...
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