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17 July 2012
Harper Government Investing in Grain Storage Technology
CANADA - Canadian grain farmers will soon be able to better monitor conditions in their grain storage containers, which will help them protect their valuable crops....
16 July 2012
UK Planted Area Up, But Yields Uncertain
UK - Strong Great Britain (GB) forward prices and good planting conditions in England have driven up total GB planted area by three per cent for harvest 2012, although recent wet weather has...
Gates Foundation Funds £6.4M GM Study
UK - Scientists at the UK’s John Innes Centre are to lead a £6.4 million research project on genetically modified cereal crops....
10 July 2012
Growing Conditions Back to Normal in Greece
GREECE - Starting with dry weather conditions, rainfall received in last months and high cumulated global radiation is setting now favourable growth conditions....
09 July 2012
Good Potential Simulated for Denmark, Sweden Winter Crops
DENMARK & SWEDEN - Yields are revised upwards for rapeseed. Good conditions for spring crops offer potentially positive yield prospects, but drier conditions are needed for good grain filling...
06 July 2012
Hot and Dry in the South and East Ukraine, Over Wet Soils in West
UKRAINE - Hot and dry conditions in the southern and eastern oblasts shorten the winter crop cycle, which can reduce the yield and lower the grain quality. Maize started promisingly with high...
India Grains Affected by Weather
INDIA - The southwest monsoon has been progressing slowly and is one to two weeks behind schedule with average rainfall through June 27, 2012, reported 23 per cent below normal....
05 July 2012
EU-27 Cereal Estimates Announced, Copa Cogeca Calls for Flexibility
EU - Copa-Cogeca released new EU-27 cereals estimates for the 2012/13 marketing year this week, claiming EU production is expected to drop slightly by 1.4 per cent, compared to last year, despite...
Torrential Rains Affect Romania Crops
ROMANIA - The agricultural areas in Romania received abundant precipitation from mid-May onwards. Cumulated rainfall exceeded by 50-300 per cent the long-term average....
ForFarmers Acquisition of BOCM PAULS Approved
UK - The European Competition Authority and the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority have approved the acquisition, which was announced on 29 March 2012; of UK feed company BOCM PAULS by ForFarmers...
04 July 2012
Negative Crop Outlook for Spain, Portugal Due to Lack of Rain
SPAIN & PORTUGAL - Dry conditions on the Iberian Peninsula persist during the first half of June, with no rainfall in most of the regions. This will have negative effects on winter and spring...
03 July 2012
Good Yield Forecast for Winter Crops in Italy, Slovenia
ITALY & SLOVENIA - Yields are revised upwards for winter crops. The conditions for summer crops are also positive due to the water stored and temperatures close to the seasonal values....
UK Winter Cereal Crops Do Well Despite Unusual Year
UK & IRELAND - Cereals in major regions of the UK keep a higher-than-normal green biomass despite the tough weather conditions they have been subject to....
02 July 2012
Promising Outlook for France Winter Crops
FRANCE - Abundant rainfall and temperature increases during May and June depict a promising scenario for winter and spring cereals. ...
Iberian Peninsula Faces a Difficult Weather Season
IBERIAN PENINSULA - Average temperature accumulation in Europe north of 50 deg latitude with warm days end of May followed by a fresh June. Persistently high temperatures and above-average temperature...
Poland Weather Favourable for Spring Crops
POLAND - Soil moisture has recovered in the west but more rain is needed in some areas. Positive outlook for winter crops in eastern areas and for spring crops across the whole country....
Colombia Agriculture Minister Highlights Importance of Grain Security
COLOMBIA - Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Juan Camilo Restrepo Salazar has highlighted the significant results in implementing the plans to reduce imports of grain and strengthen...
29 June 2012
Average Conditions but Low Soil Moisture in North, East Germany
GERMANY - Winter crops entered water demanding stages that can be satisfied in most regions due to the rain received with the exception north and east Germany. The drought is most accentuated...
Drought Could Cost Farmers with Future Delivery Contracts
US - Drought conditions could hit Indiana farmers in the pocketbook in more ways than one, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt says....
Harper Government Supports Canadian Wheat Board
CANADA - The Harper Government yesterday (28 June) announced a one-time injection to provide a strong foundation for the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) transition into the new grain marketing...
28 June 2012
Grains Develop Under Challenging Weather Conditions in Spain
SPAIN - The MY2012/13 grain crop in Spain has developed under challenging weather patterns. After a long winter drought, the precipitation pattern improved in May. ...
22 June 2012
Harper Govt Welcomes New Grain Handling Agreements
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today congratulated the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) for establishing six new grain handling agreements with Western Canadian industry partners....
MAP Funding Survives Challenge
US - The US Grains Council has applauded the National Corn Growers Association, the National Sorghum Producers, the National Barley Growers Association, and other allied organisations for their...
21 June 2012
Barley’s Biofuel Bang
US - Although corn is perhaps the most familiar player on the American biofuel scene, scientists with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) say in the long run, barley and its byproducts...
20 June 2012
Harper Government Move Forward on Wheat, Barley Market Freedom
CANADA - The Harper Government is moving forward on its long-standing commitment to give Western Canadian wheat and barley farmers marketing freedom....
18 June 2012
ATO Guangzhou Leads US-China Biotechnology Seminars
CHINA - From May 21-25, 2012, ATO Guangzhou organised and led the US Department of Agriculture’s first US-China Biotechnology Inspection and Quarantine seminar road show with three of the largest...
13 June 2012
Purdue Expert to Speak at Bioeconomy Conference
US - A Purdue University expert in public policy issues involving biofuels will be a keynote speaker at a conference in Canada assessing the social, environmental and economic implications of...
08 June 2012
HGCA: Updated Information on Yellow Rust Resistance
UK - New information on the potential impact of new yellow rust races on adult wheat varieties has been added to HGCA’s yellow rust management publication, based on results from adult plants...
07 June 2012
FAO Food Price Index Drops Sharply
GLOBAL - Global food prices have dropped sharply in May due to generally favourable supplies, growing global economic uncertainties and a strengthening of the US dollar, FAO said. ...
31 May 2012
Australian Growers Warned to Watch for Seedling Insect Pests
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers are being encouraged to inspect germinating and newly-establishing crops for damaging insect pests in order to make accurate and effective insect control decisions....
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