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19 May 2010
Barley Bids Show Slight Improvement
CANADA – Cash bids for barley in the key feeding region of Lethbridge, Alberta, have increased by at least $5 (£3.37) per ton in the past few weeks, as many farmers are more concerned with...
13 May 2010
Food Shortage Increases
NEPAL - Nepal is experiencing a food shortage of 316,465 tonnes, affecting more than 1.6 million people....
29 April 2010
US farmers blessed by good spring weather
US - A good spell of weather in the US has boosted farmers hoping to plant small grains crops, according to Bloomberg Businessweek....
EDGE Process for Ethanol from Winter Barley
US - US legislation requires the use of advanced biofuels to be made from non-food feedstocks. However, commercialisation of lignocellulosic ethanol technology is more complex than expected and...
28 April 2010
Gairdner revealed as Victoria's most popular barley
AUSTRALIA - A new report has shown that gairdner is the most sought-after barley in the Australian state of Victoria. ...
27 April 2010
Iowa Aids Farmers in Middle East
AFGHANISTAN - The Iowa National Guard is helping to rebuild the farming sector in Afghanistan in a bid to increase the production of legitimate crops in the country....
22 April 2010
Poor Fungicide Planning 'Wastes Money'
UK - Farmers are being warned not to let poor fungicide planning drain cash from their operations....
Growers Tackle Locusts With Insecticide
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in central-west New South Wales are turning to insecticides in a bid to tackle the locust plague that has hit the state....
21 April 2010
New Fungicide Being Developed for Cereals
UK - Chemical company BASF is developing a new carboxamide fungicide for cereals, set to be launched in 2012....
20 April 2010
Farmers Urged to Give Fields Grass-Free Break
AUSTRALIA - Taking a grass-free break from cereals is the best way to reduce the risk of yield loss from crown rot in subsequent crops....
19 April 2010
Dry Weather Could Halt Plantings
AUSTRALIA - Dry weather forecast for many of the grain-growing regions in Australia could deny farmers a planting window for winter crops, it has been suggested....
14 April 2010
Locusts Damage 10,000 Hectares of Crops
AUSTRALIA - Locusts have caused major crop damage in the central-west region of New South Wales in Australia, it has been reported....
09 April 2010
GM Trials for Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - CISRO is to plant the first trials of GM barley in Western Australia shortly....
08 April 2010
Hailstorm Damages Crops
BHUTAN - A three-day severe hailstorm in Bhutan has damaged hundreds of acres of crops....
01 April 2010
Soggy Fields Hinder Plantings
US - Farmers in Delaware are having to delay planting decisions as fields are too soggy....
US Farmers Respond to World Demand
US – USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service today released its 2010 Prospective Plantings report showing US corn acreage at 88.8 million, up three per cent from both 2009 and 2008....
24 March 2010
Drought 'Will Not Put Pressure on Grain Prices'
CHINA - The drought in south-western China will not impact national grain supply or prices, it has been said....
23 March 2010
Barley Variety Should Be Considered Carefully
AUSTRALIA - Farmers should ensure they select the right variety of barley, as it can have a positive impact on yield and gross income....
19 March 2010
New Web Systems Helps Identify Barley Variety
UK - A new web-based programme will make it easier for organisations to identify barley varieties....
18 March 2010
CSIRO and Bayer to Focus on Sustainable Crops
AUSTRALIA - CSIRO and Bayer CropScience are embarking on a new two-year research programme designed to assess the sustainability of new generation crops....
17 March 2010
US Grains Council Opens Southern Offices
US - US Grains Council (USGC) Chairman Rick Fruth Friday announced the official opening of the Council’s newest international office in Panama City, Panama. The USGC Latin America and Caribbean...
Ian Backhouse Re-elected Combinable Crops Board Chairman
UK - Ian Backhouse, chairman of the North East combinable crops board, has been re-elected as national combinable crops board chairman for a second term in office and Mark Leggott, from the East...
Soil Too Cold For Crops
UK - Continuing winter weather in the UK is making soil too cold for crops, it has been warned....
15 March 2010
International Coarse Grains Marketing Conference
US - The US Grains Council is to hold an International Coarse Grains and Co-products Marketing Conference from 7-8 October in Chicago....
Research Into Improved Crops Begins
UK - A £6 million research initiative into the development of improved crops with higher yields and consistent, high-quality products has begun....
Using US Barley, Corn & Sorghum In Cooking
US - FOODEX is the largest annual food expo in Japan, drawing more than 2,000 exhibitors from 60 countries and regions and 85,000 attendees. The US Grains Council’s (USGC)Japan office hosted...
11 March 2010
RTK Goes Mobile and Further
UK - John Deere's AMS (Agricultural Management Solutions) division has announced two new ways of supplying farm vehicles with highly accurate GPS correction signals for precision farming applications...
10 March 2010
Anger at Termination of Barley Contracts
IRELAND - Traditional malting barley growers who have had their contracts terminated by Greencore staged a protest at the company’s EGM in Dublin on Tuesday....
09 March 2010
Malting Barley Imports Expected To Rise
CHINA - Malting barley imports into China may be boosted by the country's growing brewing industry....
Hyderabad Essential Commodities Set For Price Hike
INDIA - Essential commodities in the Hyderabad region of India are set to increase in price after food grain production from the kharif (autumn)crops has dropped far below expectations, it has...
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