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15 October 2014
Editors Comment: What Are Rabobank's 10 Big Ideas to Boost Global Food Production?
ANALYSIS - In a new report, Rabobank says innovation in food and agribusiness should focus on improved technologies and new business models, writes Sarah Mikesell....
13 October 2014
Ebola Threatens Global Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO has launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive...
10 October 2014
Mixed Prospects in EU Short-term Outlook for Arable Crop, Meat and Dairy Markets
EU - EU cereal harvest is forecast to set a new record in 2014, with strong exports and stocks expected to increase substantially, according to the latest short-term outlook from the European...
Family Farming and Food Security Highlighted by NFU President
CANADA - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has discussed the role of family farming and cooperatives in food security and food sovereignty as part of a panel discussion at...
Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle Oilseed Losses Estimated at 2.7 Per Cent
UK - Cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) damage has contributed to estimated losses of 2.7 per cent of the winter oilseed rape (WOSR) area in England and Scotland, according to a ‘snapshot assessment’...
08 October 2014
Wet Weather Impacts Manitoba Crop Quality
CANADA - After a later than normal start to spring planting that delayed crop development farmers in much of Manitoba were challenged by extremely wet conditions just as the harvest was about...
03 October 2014
Higher Wheat Yields, Lower Quality - Higher Feed Grain Availability Expected
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB says slightly above average grain yields combined with lower quality will result in an abundant supply of feed grains this year....
02 October 2014
Wild Grass Provides Target for Wheat, Barley Breeding Research
UK - Plant scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have made a breakthrough that could lead to new, high-yielding, disease-resistant crop varieties....
FAO Urges Europe to Support Sustainable Farming
EU - Speaking at an informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan this week, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said European governments must help combat hunger...
What is the Best Way to Ensure Food Security?
EU - Copa-Cogeca called at EU Farm Ministers Informal meeting this week for measures that benefit the environment at the same time as being economically viable in order to meet the needs of a...
01 October 2014
Emergency Insecticide Use May be Too Late for Some
UK - Emergency use of the crop protection product Insyst has been authorised to protect winter oilseed rape from further damage by cabbage stem flea beetle following growing pressure from farmers...
BPEX: Cereal Growers and Pig Producers Should Work Together
UK - Breeding cereals specifically for pig production will be the focus of a meeting to be held in November....
FAO Calls for 'Paradigm Shift' Towards Sustainable Agriculture
GLOBAL - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in his opening remarks to the 24th session...
Mixed Crop Prospects Following Variable Australia Winter Conditions
AUSTRALIA - After a generally favourable start to the 2014–15 winter crop season, different regional conditions have resulted in mixed crop prospects, according to the latest release of Australian...
Financial Boost for US Organic, Local Food Sectors
US - USDA has awarded more than $52 million in grants to support organic and local food economies....
29 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Will Hong Kong Protests Affect Markets?
GLOBAL - China is celebrating a week-long national holiday this week, which could make for quieter trading in many markets. The market place is also keeping a wary eye on a big pro-democracy...
Funding for Farmer-Led Feed Grain Research
CANADA - Farmer-led research to find new feed wheat varieties will receive C$400,000 funding under the Growing Forward 2 initiative....
25 September 2014
How Do We Tackle Food Production 'Complacency'?
UK - NFU Vice President Guy Smith has been selected on to the Advisory Board of the UK’s Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU)....
24 September 2014
Watch: Cover Crops Field Guide for Farmers Expanded, Update
US - Farmers interested in planting cover crops to improve soil health now have an updated and expanded resource in the second edition of the Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide....
23 September 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: New Contract Lows in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - Markets were narrowly mixed in overnight trading. Corn, soybeans and wheat prices are hovering near their recent contract lows. ...
Favourable Rains Forecast for 2014/15 Cropping Season
ZAMBIA - Planting of the 2015 cereal crops is expected to commence in October. ...
HGCA: Largest UK Cereals Stocks Since 2008/09, French Wheat 'Finding its Demand'
GLOBAL - Grain markets ended last week on a very bearish note, partly as production estimates continue to grow, according to the latest HGCA Market Summary Report. ...
Monitoring Corn and Soybean Consumption
US - The corn and soybean markets appear to be expecting the USDA’s already very large US production forecasts to be increased in the October 10 Crop Production report, reports Darrel Good....
19 September 2014
Can Farming Reverse its Ageing Trend?
ANALYSIS – Agriculture is ageing and more must be done to draw young people into UK food production to meet growing national and world demand....
18 September 2014
Export Customers Commit to Buy $2.3 Billion of US Soy
US - Buyers from China at the second-annual, soy-checkoff-funded US Global Trade Exchange have agreed to buy $2.3 billion of US soy totaling 176 million bushels of US soybeans, marking the second...
16 September 2014
FAO to Help India Develop Agriculture, Food Security
INDIA - The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s food security and sustainable...
Understanding Our Urban Pollinators
UK - Pollinators such as the Common Blue butterfly, which is shown in the image above, play a vital role in maintaining our food supplies. But like many others, these species are struggling in...
Efforts Made to Reduce Government-imposed Trade Barriers
EU - American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organization’s leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive...
12 September 2014
State-of-the-art Grain Rail Terminal Open for 2014 Harvest
US - Landmark Services Cooperative has announced the opening of their new Grain Rail Facility in Fall River, Wis. Grain growers can now market their grain quickly and efficiently at this new...
11 September 2014
Market Analyst: Corn, Soybeans Hit Four-year Low
ANALYSIS - December corn and soy prices have made four-year lows this week as record harvests are expected, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
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