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23 December 2014
Purdue Trustees Approve Land Agreement
US - Purdue University's Board of Trustees has authorised two transactions that will make available more than 270 acres of land for research in the College of Agriculture....
18 December 2014
Could Origins of Agriculture Shape Future of Food?
UK - Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could hold the key to food security in the future, according to new research by the University of Sheffield....
16 December 2014
Toxic Nectar Affects Behaviour of Insect Pollinators
UK - Natural toxins in nectar and pollen can poison insects and affect their memory, behaviour and reproductive success....
India’s Sugar Production Up 56 Per Cent
INDIA - India’s sugar production has recorded a 56 per cent increase or 614,000 tonnes at 1.78 million tonnes as on November 30, 2014. ...
12 December 2014
Survey: Market Volatility Taking Toll on Farmers
UK - After the last two NFU survey results revealed a largely positive outlook within agriculture, latest results show a marked dip in short term confidence among farmers and growers....
09 December 2014
Black-grass Resistance Initiative Gets Battle Underway
UK - Work is now well underway as part of a £2.8 million BBSRC-HGCA-funded project to tackle the threat to cereal crops posed by the weed black-grass....
How Will December 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Be Interpreted?
US - It is always a challenge to anticipate the USDA's quarterly estimate of corn stocks, but the estimate of the December 1 inventory, to be released on January 12, 2015, is a special challenge,...
08 December 2014
Low Arsenic Gene Identified - Could Lead to New Crop Varieties
UK - Concerns about arsenic in food have grown in recent years, leading to scientific work to investigate how plants deal with arsenic. Research has identified that some plants are able to pump...
Soil Carbon Advances Could be Key to Improving Food and Water Security
UK - The Global Advances in Soil Carbon Management recommendations, which have been compiled by a team of international scientists, could have a significant impact on land degradation, food security,...
05 December 2014
Market Analyst: How Are Markets and Weather Affecting Grains?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
04 December 2014
ICRISAT Sign MoU with Horticulture Innovation Australia
AUSTRALIA - Hyderabad-based United Nations organisation; International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) has signed a new research memorandum of understanding (MoU)...
Warming World May Spell Bad News for Honey Bees
UK - Researchers have found that the spread of an exotic honey bee parasite -now found worldwide - is linked not only to its superior competitive ability, but also to climate, according to a...
03 December 2014
India’s Rabi Area Coverage Down to 36.09 Million Hectare
INDIA - India has recorded a drop in rabi area coverage at 36.09 million hectares as oF November 28, as per rabi crops data released by directorate of economics and statistics, Indian agriculture...
02 December 2014
UK, India Collaborate on Crops of the Future
UK & INDIA - Seven new research projects involving collaborations between researchers in the UK and India aim to provide crops suitable for a changing climate and to produce more food with fewer...
What is the Pace of Corn Consumption?
US - The pace of corn consumption remains mixed relative to the current USDA projections for the marketing year, writes Darrel Good....
01 December 2014
New Farm Bill Offering Disaster Assistance to Farmers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping nearly 2,500 fish, livestock and honeybee farmers through its Emergency Assistance....
26 November 2014
Argentina Expects Record Maize Production
ARGENTINA - Harvesting of the 2014 maize crop is concluded. Early estimates put this year’s production at 30 million tonnes, marginally above the 2013 harvest and record reflecting high yields...
21 November 2014
Market Analyst: How is Harsh US Weather Affecting the Markets?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
12 November 2014
Several Years of Lower Crop Prices Predicted
INDIA - Grain producers should consider cutting costs to prepare for what could be several years of lower crop prices, Purdue University agricultural economists say....
07 November 2014
Pest Encyclopaedia is Essential Tool for Crop Bug Spotters
UK - The Encyclopaedia of pests and natural enemies in field crops details both the major and minor pests commonly associated with cropping rotations....
05 November 2014
New Report Shows No Change in Agriculture Nutrient Surpluses
DENMARK - A new DCA report shows that nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium surpluses in farming have decreased steadily over the last 20 years. The largest reductions took place until the mid-00s,...
03 November 2014
Position Statement on New Crop Breeding Tools Published
UK - New and improved crop varieties produced with emerging techniques identified by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) could be available world-wide over the...
31 October 2014
Market Analyst: Rallying Continues in US Markets
ANALYSIS - Difficulty sourcing soybeans has caused rallying to continue in the US grains markets this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Bumper 2014 Paddy, Maize Production Expected for Pakistan
PAKISTAN - Harvesting of the 2014 “kharif” season crops, including rice and maize, is currently underway and will continue until early December....
30 October 2014
Speculation Surrounds Russia's 2015 Wheat Crop
RUSSIA - Concerns have been sparked by uncertainties over the establishment of the autumn planted wheat crop for the major exporter, which has been reported as being in ‘extremely weak condition’...
Timor-Leste 2014 Cereal Output Forecast to Increase
TIMOR-LESTE - Harvesting of the 2014 secondary off-season rice crop is well underway, while that of the main season was completed earlier in the year. ...
Watch: Corn Prices Expected to Edge Up, Could Pressure Fed Cattle Bids in 2015
US - Recent lower prices in corn could translate into fewer planted acres in 2015, potentially putting pressure on bids for beef cattle next year. ...
23 October 2014
£5 Million Boost for Food Security
UK - £5 million is being invested in UK businesses and universities to combat some of the world's greatest agricultural challenges such as food security and sustainability, weed control and...
22 October 2014
Favourable Conditions for Swaziland Cropping Season
SWAZILAND - Land preparation and planting of cereal crops, to be harvested from April/May 2015, is underway....
Chicago Soybean Prices Ease as US Harvest Advances
US - Delays to the US soybean harvest last week provided some support for the market and Chicago Nov-14 futures prices rallied $18.28/t between 1 and 16 October, peaking at £355.09/t last Thursday...
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