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18 June 2014
New US Campaign for Better Food Labelling
US - A new national poll reveals a consumer mandate for better food production practices and Consumer Reports has launched a campaign to end the 'natural' label in favour of one that underscores...
US-EU Trade Discussions Take Place in Europe This Week
US & EU - US Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, is meeting Agriculture Ministers and other EU leaders in Brussels, Luxembourg, Paris and Dublin this week to discuss the role of agriculture in...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 2 cents at $4.39 Tuesday. ...
17 June 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Focus On Weather This Week
ANALYSIS - Focus is again on corn belt weather this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite. ...
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Iraq Civil War Remains Main Concern
GLOBAL - The civil war in Iraq remains on the front burner of the market place Tuesday. ...
WORLD MEAT CONGRESS: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock
ANALYSIS - Livestock is producing 7.1 giga tonnes of greenhouse gases year – 14.5 per cent of the total human induce emissions, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
India's National Bank Reduces Rates by 20 Basis Points
INDIA - Mumbai-based National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has reduced rate of interest by 20 basis points (bps) on their long-term refinance facility to banks with an...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 6 cents at $4.41 Monday....
16 June 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Eastern Tensions Affect Marketplace
GLOBAL - It’s a modest “risk-off” day in the market place Monday, as the situation in Iraq deteriorated during the weekend. ...
MillerCoors Saves 1.1 Billion Gallons of Water in Supply Chain
US - From 2011 to 2013, MillerCoors saved more than 1.1 billion gallons of water as a result of its use of short interval controls and improved efficiencies throughout its brewing and packaging...
EU Agriculture, Fisheries Committee Meets This Week
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting will take place in Luxembourg on 16 and 17 June 2014. Among the leading topics on the agenda are the single school food scheme, the dairy market...
15 June 2014
Animal Feed in Europe: Key to Performance, Health and Welfare
EUROPE - At its 57th General Assembly in Liège, Belgium, last week, the European Feed Manufacturers Association (FEFAC) published 'The Feed Chain in Action', a report revolving around three...
13 June 2014
Council Calls on Japan to Alter Position on Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - The National Pork Producers Council says, unless Japan significantly alters its demands, US agriculture will not be in a position to support the Trans Pacific Partnership, Bruce Cochrane...
India’s Oilmeals Export Down by 21 Per Cent
INDIA - India’s oilmeals export during April to May 2014 has recorded a 21 per cent decrease at 390,596 tonnes according to the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEAI)....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - July corn futures closed up 4 cents at $4.45 Thursday....
12 June 2014
CEREALS: HGCA Celebrates Ten Years of Exports Success
UK - HGCA Exports Chairman Mike Hambly and Environment Secretary Owen Patterson celebrated the 10th anniversary of HGCA’s ukp and uks wheat export classifications yesterday, on the first day...
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Iraq Calls on US Government for Military Aid
GLOBAL - Iraq is back in the news headlines again, as civil war has broken out in that country amid escalating violence. ...
New Machinery Award Winners Announced at Cereals 2014
UK - An innovative tractor transmission, a novel bale wrapper, a new seedbed cultivator and an impressive weed imaging spot sprayer have each won a prestigious award introduced at Cereals 2014....
More Funding for Agriculture Teaching in Canadian Classrooms
CANADA - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart have announced a new C$1-million five-year funding agreement with Agriculture in the Classroom...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 4 1/2 cents at $4.41 Wednesday. ...
11 June 2014
Reduced Rainfall Affects Australia Winter Crop Season
AUSTRALIA - Timely and ample rainfall will be critical to winter crop development, despite an encouraging start to the 2014-15 season, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
China Reports Slight Dip in Pork Prices, Grain Prices Increase
CHINA - China's Consumer Price Index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, increased 2.5 per cent year on year in May, up from 1.8 per cent in the previous month, according to the National Bureau...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 5 3/4 cents at $4.45 1/4 Tuesday. ...
10 June 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, China inflation data showed its consumer price index rose 2.5% year-on-year, compared to a 1.8% rise in April. ...
Karnataka to Set up Two Agri Universities
INDIA - University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) Bangalore, a premier institution of agricultural education and research in Karnataka will be setting up two agriculture universities in the state....
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Price Action in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - There is mixed price action across the corn, soy and wheat markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 9 1/4 cents at $4.49 1/2 Monday. ...
09 June 2014
Assam Agriculture University to Set up Agri Science Centre
INDIA - Assam Agricultural University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to open a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (agriculture science centre)...
Outcome Measures Drive Grower Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices. ...
27 May 2014
India’s Cotton Yarn Exports to Cross $4.7 billion in 2013-14
INDIA - India’s cotton yarn exports is estimated to cross $4.7 billion during the 2013-14 financial year (April 2013-March 2014), as per a study conducted by the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion...
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