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09 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 cents at $4.03 1/4 Tuesday. Prices hit another contract low today and closed nearer the session low....
08 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Lower Prices Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's solidly lower prices across the grain markets at the start of this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Alberta Winter Wheat Surveyed for Stripe Rust
CANADA - From June 30 to July 4, Dr Denis Gaudet and his team from the Lethbridge Research Centre surveyed twenty-three fields of winter wheat for stripe rust in the Lethbridge, Cardston, Taber,...
04 July 2014
Maharashtra to Get New Central University To Support Agriculture
INDIA - Looking at the problems of Maharashtra farmers especially how to deal with a low-rainfall situation, central government is considering new agricultural university in the state....
03 July 2014
Seed Treatment Market Expected to Reach $5.61 Billion by 2020
GLOBAL - The global market for seed treatment is expected to reach $5.61 billion by 2020. ...
02 July 2014
Verdesian Life Sciences Acquires SFP
GLOBAL – Verdesian Life Sciences announced that it has acquired Specialty Fertilizer Products (SFP), a Leawood, Kansas-based company focused on fertilizer efficiency products....
01 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Futures Close Down 22 Cents
US - December corn futures closed down 22 cents at $4.25 1/4 Monday. ...
Hillary Rodham Clinton Supports Biotech, GM Crops
US - Last week Hillary Rodham Clinton was the keynote speaker at a luncheon during the BIO International Convention in San Diego, California, USA and was interviewed by Jim Greenwood, president...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Decidedly More Bearish Tones in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - The release of yesterday's USDA Supply and Demand data saw the technical posture of corn, soy and wheat markets turn decidedly bearish, reports Jim Wyckoff....
David Bergvinson Appointed New ICRISAT Director-General
GLOBAL - The Governing Board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has announced that Dr David Bergvinson has been appointed as the next Director General...
First-Ever State of the Ethanol Industry Report Released
EU - The European Renewable Ethanol Industry Association (ePURE) has published its first ever State of the Industry Report, provinding an overview of the situation of renewable ethanol production...
30 June 2014
Knowledge Is Key to Strong Canola Crop
AUSTRALIA - “Haddon Rig” farming manager Justin McMillan is a firm believer of the phrase ‘knowledge is power’ after trialing a variety of different canola harvesting techniques, writes...
27 June 2014
Karnataka to get Central Agricultural University
INDIA - Indian Agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has assured that a new central university will be set up in Karnataka state....
26 June 2014
Two Million Hectare Shortfall in UK Land Possible by 2030
UK - A University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) study has revealed that by 2030, the UK could require up to seven million hectares of additional land to meet a growing...
24 June 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: 'Market Mover' Reports Due for Release
GLOBAL - There is a heavy slate of U.S. economic data due for release Tuesday, including the weekly Goldman Sachs and Johnson Redbook retail sales reports, the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index,...
23 June 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Is 'Market Scare' on the Way?
ANALYSIS - All eyes are on the corn belt this week as irrational weather systems continue to pass through, reports Jim Wyckoff....
20 June 2014
Gleadell Market Report: US Markets Continue Decline
GLOBAL - US markets have mainly continued their recent decline, as a bearish USDA report added to the negative sentiment, writes David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director....
Alberta Beekeepers Conduct Winterkill, Management Survey
CANADA - Alberta Agriculture is currently conducting its annual honey bee winterkill and management survey 2014....
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
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...
10 June 2014
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....
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. ...
05 June 2014
Researchers Aim to Disarm a ‘Cereal Killer’
US - A fungus that kills an estimated 30 per cent of the world’s rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware and...
03 June 2014
3,000 Rice Genome Sequences Made Publicly Available on World Hunger Day
GLOBAL - The open-access, open-data journal GigaScience has published an article on the genome sequencing of 3000 rice strains along with the release of this entire dataset in a citable format...
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